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Belfast Met calls for ICT employers

Fujitsu apprentices Adam Moran; Brandon Evans; Eamon O’Neill and Liam Hegarty.
Rebecca Kincade on September 7, 2015 - 7:12 am in News

Belfast Met is seeking forward thinking employers in the ICT industry to recruit the College’s new ICT Higher Level Apprentices. If your company is passionate about developing the skills of the future of Northern Ireland’s IT industry why not consider working with Belfast Met to recruit of your next employers.

Belfast Met commences its pilot ICT Higher Level Apprenticeship programmes for aspiring ICT professionals in September. The apprenticeship requires an ICT employer specialising in software engineering and or computing infrastructure that will recruit, develop and upskill the apprentices as they train towards a foundation degree qualification at Belfast Met or potentially a Level 6 qualification.

These programmes have been designed to provide the ICT sector in Northern Ireland with employees who have the right industry practical and theory skills developed through Higher Education qualifications in Software Engineering and Computing Infrastructure.

Jonathan Heggarty Director of Curriculum stated –
“The new ICT Higher Level Apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity for individuals to gain industry focussed skills whilst working within the exciting and dynamic ICT sector. From an employer’s perspective, Higher Level Apprenticeships offer an additional channel through which they can recruit and develop talent which is essential to their organisations.”

Speaking about the value of apprenticeships, Michael Beattie, Operations Manager at Fujitsu said:
“Fujitsu has long been a supporter of apprenticeship schemes and believes they are a valuable way to build the skills of a dynamic workforce which is engaged, motivated and enabled to maximise its potential. For employers, the key to getting the most out of apprenticeship schemes – both for businesses and learners – is to be closely involved with the curriculum that apprentices study to ensure they acquire the most industry relevant and up-to-date skills. Belfast Met’s approach to theoretical training goes hand-in-hand with how Fujitsu implements practical work, guaranteeing that apprenticeships gain practical experience while acquiring essential skills.”

If you are an employer and would like more information please contact Susan McCambridge at or .


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