Industry News

17th September 2013

McDonald’s brain food

Over 200 Northern Ireland McDonald’s Apprentices are among the first in the UK to complete the qualification since it was launched in 2009. Recently awarded a ‘good’ rating in its first Ofsted inspection, the McDonald’s Apprenticeship scheme provides training in job specific skills in customer service, teamwork and communications. The apprenticeship qualification, which is equivalent...

17th September 2013

£1.6m Asda expansion to create 19 new jobs

Coleraine’s Asda store is set to benefit from a £1.6million remodel, transforming the supermarket into a more comfortable and convenient shopping location. As part of the expansion the store will also create 19 new permanent positions – a much needed boost for the local job market. The investment will involve a substantial refurbishment of the...

17th September 2013

Brothers bringing 50 jobs to the surface

A £2m leisure development in Co Armagh is set to create up to 50 jobs. Brothers Nigel and Glenn Sands have spent around three years acquiring and developing the motorboat centre in Kinnego Marina in Lurgan, set on the southern shores of Lough Neagh. Now known as Sands Marine, the existing boats and chandlery unit...

17th September 2013

Innovative programme helps 9,000 to find work

The innovative Steps to Work programme has helped nearly 9,000 into employment, according to the latest statistics. It is delivered by Employment Service Advisers throughout the Jobs & Benefits Office/JobCentre network in Northern Ireland and offers a flexible menu of training or work experience tailored to meet individuals’ needs. Employment and Learning Minister, Dr Stephen...

17th September 2013

£2.4m project aims to get disadvantaged into jobs

A £2.4m employability programme is helping some of Northern Ireland’s most disadvantaged people back into the workplace. The programme, Step-up to Sustainable Employment (SUSE), is aimed at young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs) and disadvantaged adults. The project will be funded by up to £2.4m from the European Social Fund Programme 2007-13,...

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