A pilot programme in TU Dublin - Dublin City (formerly DIT), supported by J.P. Morgan and ESB, aims to prepare young people from Dublin’s inner city communities to access apprenticeship positions.
It is a 12 week full time programme which gives you the opportunity to;
- Sample a range of apprenticeships in; Construction, Engineering, Electrical, Motor and Aviation industries
- Prepare your CV and Interview Skills
- Undertake two weeks work experience
- Health & Safety and Safe Pass Certificate
The ‘Access to Apprenticeship’ initiative is part of a global philanthropic investment by J.P. Morgan Chase of $200 million each year to create pathways to opportunity by supporting workforce development, financial capability, small business development and community development in the regions where they do business.
ESB is also supporting the programme as part of the company’s Energy for Generations Fund, which disburses €2million each year across a range of initiatives primarily in the areas of educational disadvantage, suicide and homelessness. ESB Chief Executive Pat O’Doherty says the company seeks to empower and enrich the lives of individuals and communities across Ireland.
“ESB has a proud history of offering high quality apprenticeships resulting in qualifications mainly in electrical and mechanical trades. Apprenticeships are an invaluable and very effective means of developing high quality skills needed in a modern economy and ESBis committed to investing in talent to advance young people’s skills and knowledge for a brighter future for them and their communities. We are delighted to support the DIT ‘Access to Apprenticeship’ programme which will provide local youth with essential skills and knowledge to begin a rewarding career through an apprenticeship.”
If you would like to find out more about the Access to Apprenticeship programme see here for more.