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Getting Involved

As an Employer/Industry partner, there are many ways to get involved with the FIT initiative.

Some of the key areas where our industry partners make a significant contribution are:

  • Facilitation of work experience and internships
  • Participation in simulated interviews
  • Hosting of company visits
  • Provide valuable feedback for ICT Skills audits
  • Avail of our free placement services to access highly skilled FIT graduates to fill vacancies in your organisation.
  • Sponsor an ICTAP Tech Apprentice

If you are interested in discussing any of the above please contact the FIT Placement Team on 01 8825570

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[su_spoiler title=”Facilitation of Work Experience and Internships”]Facilitation of Work Experience and Internships

We have students available for work experience and internship at various points throughout the year. The majority of our internships run over the summer months from June to August with students available for periods between 4 and 12 weeks depending on their course.

We have students from the following disciplines available for unpaid work experience/internships:

  • Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Office & Administration
  • Renewable Energies
  • Restaurant / Catering
  • Warehousing & Logistics
  • Software Development
  • Digital Marketing
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Web Development & Social Media
  • Retail Sales / Customer Care
  • Networking Technologies & Security

Our students range from QQI Level 5 qualified to QQI L8 as FIT partner with PLCs, Training Centres and Institutes of Education giving us a broad level of experience for host employers.

We also have students available for work placement at various stages throughout the year for periods from 2 weeks to 12 weeks from PLC and Training Centre

courses, but the discipline areas and locations around Ireland vary. For current student availability you can contact the Placement Team in FIT.

We have achieved great success over the years, placing students in valuable internships and the results have been mutually beneficial for both student and host company.

For enquiries and further information about FIT’s Work Experience and Internship Programmes please contact the FIT Placement Team on 01 8825570.[/su_spoiler]

[su_spoiler title=”Participation in Simulated Interviews”]Participation in Simulated Interviews

Our students benefit greatly from the input of industry partners in our simulated interviews. This gives our students the opportunity to practice their interview skills and receive genuine feedback from professional HR Advisors, Senior Staff Members or Management. These interviews can be conducted on site or on the College Campus, to facilitate busy schedules. This can be a rewarding and motivating experience for your staff who are looking to explore CSR opportunities.

Please contact the FIT Placement Team on 01 8825570 if this is something your organisation would like to be involved in.[/su_spoiler]

[su_spoiler title=”Hosting of Company Visits”]Hosting of Company Visits

FIT’s success in linking industry to courses relies strongly on our industry partners hosting company visits. This is an opportunity for our students to see what they are learning in the classroom in a real working environment.

These visits have a huge impact on students as they can start to set goals based on opportunities they see on company visits and roles they aspire to.

Our company visits usually take 1 to 2 hours and involve some of the following;

  • Overview of the company
  • Tour of the company
  • Talk by department leaders about a specific area of interest (e.g. Data Centre Manager for a Systems & Networks group)
  • Talk by individual employees about ‘a day in the life of’ or their own career path into the company
  • Talk by HR or Management re CV and Interview tips
  • Q&A

For more information about how your organisation can get involved please contact the FIT Placement Team on 01 8825570. [/su_spoiler]

[su_spoiler title=”Provide valuable feedback for ICT Skills Audits”]Provide valuable feedback for ICT Skills Audits

Due to our large network of Industry Partners, FIT regularly conducts Skills Audits in a variety of industry areas, most recently ICT and Manufacturing.

These audits provide valuable market insight to emerging technologies and future skills needs. Based on these findings FIT has created market-led employment initiatives which focus our training on future market trends.

Past Skills Audits have resulted in the development of initiatives such as the ICT Associate Professional Programme and our industry focused courses in areas such as; Renewable Energies, Virtualisation & Cloud Management, Big Data, Mobile Technologies, Med Tech and Advanced Manufacturing.

Click to download the FIT ICT Skills Audit 2014 Report

If you would like to shape future curricula and identify emerging skills needs in your industry by contributing to the next FIT Skills Audit please contact the FIT Placement Team on 01 8825570.

Avail of our free placement services to access highly skilled FIT graduates to fill vacancies in your organisation.

Part of our commitment to our students is to continue working with them for at least 3 years once their course is completed to assist them in their job search.

We maintain an up-to-date database of candidates who may be suitable for job opportunities you have in your organisation.

We have access to a broad range of candidates with recent training and experience in the following areas;

  • Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Office & Administration
  • Renewable Energies
  • Restaurant / Catering
  • Warehousing & Logistics
  • Software Development
  • Digital Marketing
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Web Development & Social Media
  • Retail Sales / Customer Care
  • Networking Technologies & Security

Our students range from QQI Level 5 qualified to QQI L8 as FIT partner with PLCs, Training Centres and Institutes of Education giving us a broad level of experience for host employers.

If you have a vacancy you need some help, call our Placement team on 01 8825570 to discuss your requirements and we will search for suitable candidates for you. There is no charge to you for this service.[/su_spoiler]

[su_spoiler title=”Sponsor an ICT Associate Professional”]Sponsor an ICTAP Tech Apprentice!

FIT has been successfully running our ICTAP Tech Apprenticeship across Ireland for the past 2 years.

Various companies from different sectors have already embraced the initiative, viewing it as a practical, cost effective pathway to developing their talent pipeline.

This is a dual-education apprenticeship of ICT skills development which has been endorsed by the industry and government. This ‘learning by doing’, ‘earn as you learn’ model of provision is a two year programme during which candidates attain ICT Certification at QQI Level 6. There are currently two streams of ICT Associate Professional Programmes being run nationally; Network Engineer and Software Developer.

To find out more about the programme and how you can sponsor an ICT Apprentice please call 01 882 5570 or email techapprenticeship@fit.ie.

For more information about the programme and a list of scheduled programmes for 2018 click here [/su_spoiler]

Getting Involved was last modified: April 13th, 2018 by admin