Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Jonathan Pugsley from Sustainable Energy Authority to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Jonathan Pugsley

Energy Manager

Sustainable Energy Authority

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  Jonathan Pugsley

Communication and team skills are probably the most important aspect overlooked.

In energy management, it is not I that saves the energy, but often it is folks on the ground using the equipment.

It is the energy managers job to educate by communication, the importance of doing the right things, savings then come as a result.

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New DIT Access to Apprenticeship Programme

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New DIT Access to Apprenticeship Programme


Thursday, April 20, 2017 




New DIT Access to Apprenticeship Programme

A pilot programme at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), supported by J.P. Morgan and ESB, aims to prepare young people from Dublin’s inner city communities to access apprenticeship positions.

The Access to Apprenticeship programme will build on the specific expertise and track record of DIT in the delivery of skills education and in supporting young people into third level education.

The first intake of students will be in September 2017 with 48 students participating in three phases ending in June 2018.

Access to Apprenticeship aims to support the transition of students (16-24 years old) from areas of economic disadvantage into an apprenticeship scheme. This skills sampling programme will run in three terms of 12 weeks, each term will have 16 students.

The 48 students in total will be recruited from areas of socio-economic disadvantage in Dublin and will spend 10 weeks at Dublin Institute of Technology Bolton Street. Each term will also include 2 weeks of work experience which will be provided to students by a panel of employers working in many areas of apprenticeship.

Timeline

The three 12 week programmes will begin in September 2017, January 2018 and April 2018.

Applications for September 2017 are open now and will remain open until all programmes are full. The selection process will begin from the 1st of June, 2017. DIT will confirm places before the 31st of August, 2017.

If you would like to receive more information please fill out your details below and we will be in touch. Please complete the form available here

Find out more about apprenticeships here

The CareersPortal Team