Apprentices

17th September 2013

Search Is On For Apprentice Of The year

THE search for the 2013 Apprentice of the Year has been officially launched. Speaking at the launch of the awards Employment and Learning Minister, Dr Stephen Farry said: “Apprenticeships offer young people the opportunity to build knowledge and skills, gain qualifications and earn money all at the same time. With well over 11,000 apprentices in...

17th September 2013

Ad campaign tunes in to apprenticeship schemes

A new advertising campaign aims to highlighting the vital contribution made by employers in providing employment opportunities to apprentices. The Department of Employment and Learning’s ApprenticeshipsNI advertising campaign focuses on the benefits of the programme to employers. Speaking at the campaign launch Dr Stephen Farry said: “There are over 11,000 apprentices employed across a diverse...

17th September 2013

QUB Apprentice Has The Winning Formula

Sean McNally, a final year Accountancy student from Kilmore, Co Armagh has won the coveted title ‘The QUB Apprentice 2012’. This is the second year of The QUB Apprentice 2012 competition in partnership with Deloitte and Sean was up against stiff competition in the final task with his opponent, Business Management student, Judith Alexander from...

17th September 2013

Our Apprentices Set To Shine At Skills Contest

NORTHERN Ireland’s representation on Squad UK for the WorldSkills competition in 2013 is the highest of any region, according to Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry. Commending local trainees who will now compete for places on Team UK for the event in Leipzig, Germany, he said the high NI representation was testament to the...

17th September 2013

O’Dowd’s Praise For Young Scientists

EDUCATION Minister, John O’Dowd,  hosted a reception for students from the north who entered the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2013. Speaking at the event in Parliament Buildings, the Minister said: “The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is one of the largest and longest running of its kind in Europe. Now in its...

17th September 2013

BT recruits engineering apprentices

Thirteen new engineering apprentices have been recruited by BT in Northern Ireland. The successful applicants join a skilled engineering workforce responsible for growing and maintaining the network infrastructure that delivers broadband, data and voice services for Northern Ireland homes, businesses and public services.  The latest intake of apprentices, ranging in age from 18 to 30,...

17th September 2013

Welcome Aboard For BT’s New Intake

Clive Selley, CEO BT Innovate & Design welcomed  the latest intake of new graduate entrants to BT. Twenty people have begun their careers with the BT Innovate & Design team, whose role is to design and develop  the technology and processes that sit at the core of the networks and platforms that run BT’s business...

17th September 2013

Fund to find youth pathway to employment

A training allowance aims to encourage marginalised young people to re-engage with learning through education, skills training or apprenticeships. Announced by Minister for Employment and Learning Dr Stephen Farry, it will target young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) on programmes funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).  The allowance addresses concerns about...

17th September 2013

Matthew’s skills lead to prestigious final

An Omagh student has made it through to the prestigious Skillauto Final at the NEC in Birmingham in November.   Matthew McKeown, a student at South West College Omagh Campus and trainee apprentice at Pat Kirks Ltd Omagh, topped his Northern Ireland heat this summer to win a place in the national final. Specialising in...

17th September 2013

Apprenticeship Corner – Environmental E-learning

The National Skills Academy, set up in spring 2011by SummitSkills, is the UK’s leading network of energy efficiency and environmental technologies training. The Skills Academy has been busy preparing new services and has recently unveiled these new options to help installers and apprentices up-skill:  * Handy pocket guides to a range of technologies are now...

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