Guest blog: Research shows need need for more practical career options

  If you’re looking for alternative path to education, an apprenticeship may be something you want to consider, says Anne Roberts of the Insurance Institute of Ireland. While many young people plan to attend college, it is important to know all your options before you make your final decision. Opportunities for apprenticeships no longer just apply to craft-based jobs such as carpentry, construction or motoring. … Continue reading Guest blog: Research shows need need for more practical career options

How an apprenticeship can help you close the tech skills gap

Two technology apprenticeships (NFQ Level 6) started 2018, the most recent addition to the growing roster of professional apprenticeships, as devised by SOLAS and the Apprenticeship Council, with the support of industry and FIT Ltd (Fast Track into Information Technology), are helping students to close the skills gap in the tech sector. The ICT Associate Professional Software Developer and ICT Associate Professional Network Engineer apprenticeships are … Continue reading How an apprenticeship can help you close the tech skills gap

Here’s why professional apprenticeships are an alternative to college

Sandra Harvey Graham of the Insurance Institute of Ireland writes on why the recently expanded apprenticeship schemes represent an excellent opportunity for both jobseekers and industry. “I can’t get a job without experience. But I can’t get experience without a job.” Sound familiar? If you’re a graduate in Ireland or a first time jobseeker, the chances are you’ve said these words. The difficulty for many employers is … Continue reading Here’s why professional apprenticeships are an alternative to college