In The Workplace

17th September 2013

Company Hires 37

MORE than 30 manufacturing jobs have been created at a Portadown-based company. The 37 jobs at the Glen Dimplex Group are supported by the firm’s Quantum Energy System, a unique and efficient heat storage system. Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster said the jobs will deliver an extra £500,000 annually in salaries for the local economy.

17th September 2013

Martin Hits Gold

MARTIN Doherty has been appointed Associate Director of Quigg Golden Limited. Quigg Golden are construction and procurement law specialists. Martin is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has recently obtained an LLB (Hons) degree in law. Martin’s promotion is reflective of the continued expansion of Quigg Golden in London, Dublin and Belfast. Martin continues to be...

17th September 2013

Scheme Sets The Wheels In Motion For Jobless

THE Youth Employment Scheme is helping young people gain employability skills and secure jobs, according to the Department of Employment and Learning. Davy Doyle, the Department’s employment service office manager for Newry, said: “With more young people finding themselves in a Catch 22 situation where they can’t land a job because they don’t have experience,...

17th September 2013

Employers ‘Crucial To Apprenticeships’

EMPLOYMENT and Learning Minister, Dr Stephen Farry met with ApprenticeshipsNI participants at the Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) Training Centre. The Minister said: “It is important to remember that without the involvement of employers there would be no apprentices. I would therefore like to congratulate NIE who, despite the economic challenges we face, continue to invest...

17th September 2013

How A Job Abroad Helps Self-Esteem And Employability

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is still booming and there are many opportunities for bright, energetic graduates. Foyle International, academic director Chris Mac Bruithin explains how business graduate Bronagh Fikri started out in her teaching career TWO years ago, like thousands of other recent graduates, Bronagh was getting more and more disheartened at...

17th September 2013

Firms Must Work To Help Keep Their Staff Healthy

THE workplace is a key setting to influence lifestyle choices. It therefore has a responsibility to help address preventable health risks, such as obesity and smoking, that can lead to chronic illnesses. That was the key message from Health Minister Edwin Poots as he addressed the Business in the Community Annual Conference. The minister said:...

17th September 2013

Just Days Left To Propel Your Business Forward

BUDDING entrepreneurs have just days left to apply for Invest Northern Ireland’s Propel Programme before the January 23 deadline. The development programme is designed to fast-track entrepreneurs with innovative ideas that have export potential. Expert advice is also available from some of Northern Ireland’s leading business minds along with essential financial support. In the last...

17th September 2013

Ministers Launch Free Online Business Tools

NEW online business performance tools will improve management and promote business growth, according to Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster. The diagnostic and self-help resources have been developed by Invest Northern Ireland in partnership with the Department for Employment and Learning. The Business Diagnostic tool helps business owners and managers assess how effective their business practices are,...

17th September 2013

Award winner Jamie has it all figured out

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER Jamie Graham has been awarded the prestigious HD Mooney Memorial Prize.   Sponsored annually by Baker Tilly Mooney Moore, the prize is given to the best overall second year student in Financial Accounting on the BSc Accounting programme at the Ulster Business School, Jordanstown.  Joanne Small, Partner at Baker Tilly Mooney Moore,...

17th September 2013

Awards celebrate young people’s success

Particpants of the CRAFT employability programme for young people in the North Down area were awarded at a recent ceremony. Presenting the awards at the YMCA in Bangor was Employment and Learning Minister, Dr Stephen Farry. The Minister said: “The focus of this joint pilot initiative is to help young unemployed people in the North...

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