Employers to tap into future talent pool at Belfast Met Apprenticeship Careers Fair

Belfast Met Careers

With a vision to nurture the talent and ambition of local students, Belfast Met is engaging employers and students at an upcoming apprenticeship careers event to be hosted jointly by the College’s Centre for Skills & Apprenticeships and Careers Service. 

Taking place at the College’s e3 campus at Springvale on 28th March from 4-7pm, the Apprenticeship Careers Fair and Open Day will provide employers with the opportunity to meet their future talent pool as well as increase awareness of the career prospects and live apprenticeship vacancies they have available to those seeking career options.

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With 25-30 companies in attendance, the event provides an ideal opportunity for students to meet face-to-face with employers who recruit apprentices and talk to them directly about career opportunities within their organisation.

Students will also have the chance to meet College Skills Support Coaches and staff who will support them throughout the duration of their apprenticeship course, as well as get further advice on minimum entry requirements for individual courses, what to expect in relation to the admission process and next steps.

A mix of Apprenticeship and Higher Level Apprenticeships courses, fully funded by the Department of Economy NI, will be on offer across a range of industry areas including IT, Accountancy, Business Administration, Bakery, Hospitality and Construction.

Mark Dorman, Belfast Met Employer Engagement Manager said: “Apprenticeships combine all the key components students need to successfully kick start their career and set the foundations for future progression.  Each apprenticeship course combines relevant qualifications and skills development with ‘on the job’ training, allowing students to ‘earn as they learn’ from day one.

“As well as our students, we’re inviting local schools to attend with the aim of reaching those who may not yet have made a decision on post GCSE or A level options. Apprenticeships can be a very valid post degree option for those whose academic profile does not match their career ambition.”

All Apprenticeship courses are open to 16-24 year olds with some options such as Higher Level Apprenticeships open to all who have achieved minimum school leaving age and upwards. For those still not sure of their options or what course to apply for, Belfast Met Careers Service will be available on the day to give advice.

Employers attending the open day include Hastings Hotel Group, Mivan, Black Box Fitness, NIE Networks, BDO, Deloitte, Translink, Ulster Bank, Allen & Overy and French Village Bakery.

For further information about the event please email apprenticeships@belfastmet.ac.uk

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