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FIT & The New Tech Apprenticeships
FIT are Ireland’s Appointed Coordinators of the new National Tech Apprenticeships. These Apprenticeships aim to attract and grow the talent pipeline by providing training in Software Development, Network Engineering and Cyber Security. There has never been a better time to pursue a career in Ireland’s IT sector.
Currently, there’s over 12,000 current vacancies in the tech sector-as highlighted by the recent FIT ICT Skills Audit 2018. Delivered with their valued partners, Ireland’s Education and Training Boards (ETBs), FIT are helping more people to discover their talents through training. This concept remains at the heart of the national apprenticeship system.
Furthermore, these companies are keen to recruit Smart People with Smart Skills. These new Tech Apprenticeships allow participants to ‘earn while they learn’. In addition, this has been championed by industry and is now incorporated as an integrated component of statutory provision. Over a two-year period the programme combines college-based learning with on-the-job application. This in turn culminates in the attainment of the ICT Associate Professional Apprenticeship Award QQI Level 6.
The Tech Sector Wants YOU!
Demand for people with tech skills is growing rapidly! The digital transformation has captured the attention of the nation’s industries. Hence, many great companies are looking to apprenticeships to fill their skills gaps.
Emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are creating new industrial sectors. Driverless cars, delivery by drones and further prospects result in the creation of new roles. These new roles demand skill sets and career paths across all sectors of the economy. And this’s expected to grow in the coming years.
Built on a proto-type that was ‘road-tested’ with over 150 leading technology companies sponsoring 249 successful participants, the New Tech Apprenticeships facilitates three track of technology training nationwide:
- Software Development
- Network Engineering
- Cyber Security
FIT are looking for people with a passion for IT with a can-do attitude and aptitude for learning.
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