17th September 2013

Nicholas takes the right road to success

  Belfast Metropolitan College student Nicholas O’Hagan has gained employment with Northgate Managed Services after completing their Apprenticeship Scheme. The scheme offers school leavers, young people and those out of work the opportunity to develop a career within the ICT sector. The 18-month ‘earn while you learn’ programme is targeted at school-leavers or those who...

17th September 2013

South West College celebrates yet another top class year for management scheme

  THE technology and skills centre of South West College has hosted a Celebration of Success evening for the latest group of apprentices who completed the NVQ Level 3 Apprenticeship in Management programme at the College.  Over 30 newly qualified managers received their certificates on the night, which was testament to their hard work and...

17th September 2013

Foster calls on bosses to unleash fresh talent by giving scheme the thumbs up

  ENTERPRISE Minister Arlene Foster has said apprenticeships are an “excellent way” of helping unleash the talent of young people. The Minister urged employers to find out more about apprenticeships and how they can help businesses grow. She spoke as unemployment figures this month showed that 20,000 of 18 to 24-year-olds in Northern Ireland are...

17th September 2013

Tackling the skills gap

NORTHERN Ireland’s six regional colleges are the biggest providers of training and apprenticeships in Northern Ireland, and umbrella body Colleges NI says taking on an apprentice helps address the skills shortage by ensuring apprentices receive quality training. Training is subsidised by the Department for Employment and Learning, which covers 100% of off-the-job training for under...

17th September 2013

A bold step for the future

THE Belfast Telegraph’s campaign to create 100 apprenticeships in 100 days is in full swing with businesses queuing up to find out how they can get involved. Now we are in day 32 (FRI 29), and commitment to create apprenticeships has been given by companies large and small in a range of sectors. In the...

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