Category archives for: Jobs & Careers

PwC Assured Skills Academy offers 20 high-quality training places for graduates

The Department for the Economy and PwC have launched a new Assured Skills Academy offering 20 high-quality training places for people with a degree and an ambition to future proof their skill set. Applications are open now for the Academy, which will see participants receive nine weeks of industry-relevant pre-employment training in data analytics at […]

Call for Newry creative businesses for funded internship programme

Forty new entry-level paid internships will offer young people in Northern Ireland the chance to gain real on-the-job experience to kick-start their careers in the creative industries. The NI Creative Employment Programme (NICEP) will work with employers to establish brand new posts in order to give people opportunities in the arts and cultural sector. Article […]

600 graduate training places announced by Department for the Economy and PwC

The Department for the Economy and global professional services giant PwC has announced more than 600 high quality Assured Skills Academy training places. The Department has worked with PwC, Belfast Met and Ulster University (UU) to develop a £4.4m pre-employment training project to upskill individuals through Assured Skills Academies to compete for 600 exciting new […]

ScreenWorks offers exciting career opportunities for Newry youth

Young people in the Newry area are being given the chance to break into the growing Film, TV, Animation and Games Industries. The ScreenWorks programme, funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen and delivered by Into Film, will offer invaluable work experience with two free specialist training sessions with industry professionals in […]

Launch of Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week

The Department for Economy has officially launched the first Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week which will take place from 3 to 7 February 2020. Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week 2020 is a new initiative in Northern Ireland and offers an opportunity through a dedicated week of events and promotional activity to demonstrate how apprenticeships work for individuals, […]

Southern Trust host “biggest ever health and social care careers event” in Newry

The Southern Trust and Newry Mourne and Down District Council have teamed up to host the biggest ever health and social care careers event in the area. Around 1,000 young people from local post-primary schools, the Southern Regional College and the general public, dropped into the event at Newry Leisure Centre recently to see the […]

From Paramedic to Overhead Lines Apprentice: Newry man Ryan Morgan talks about career journey

The role of an apprentice, where you earn while you learn, has become a hot topic in the Northern Ireland employment market. In 2018/19 (up to April 2019), 4,354 young people aged 16-24 in Northern Ireland commenced an apprenticeship, with the total number of apprentices increasing by 3% in the current academic year. Article continues […]

FinTrU Assured Skills Academy offers 20 high quality training places for graduates

Local financial services company FinTrU, in conjunction with the Department for the Economy, is offering 20 more high-quality training places to graduates in its latest Assured Skills Academy in Belfast. The Academy will provide successful applicants with six weeks of industry-relevant pre-employment training at Belfast Met and Ulster University, with a guaranteed interview for those […]

Newry student celebrates success at 2019 Skills Olympics

The Department for the Economy has hosted a celebration to recognise the achievements of the four Northern Ireland competitors, who were part of Team UK, at the recent WorldSkills 2019 in Kazan. The four local students and trainees competed alongside participants from more than 70 countries and regions throughout the world, in a variety of […]

Southern Trust to host “biggest ever careers event” in Newry

The Southern Trust and Newry Mourne and Down District Council have teamed up to host the biggest ever health and social care careers event in the area. The event will take place on Wednesday 6 November in Newry Leisure Centre and is open to year 10 students upwards. Up to 1,000 young people from local […]

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