Congratulations to all of the Donegal apprentices who were awarded the QQI Advanced Certificate Craft on Thursday 29th September, 2016 as they celebrated their achievement in being recognised as highly skilled craftspersons. Apprentices joined together to celebrate the completion of their apprenticeship, which marks the first step in embracing a wide range of career opportunities.

Picture by Peter Wilcock.
Picture by Peter Wilcock.

Apprenticeship is a very valuable career option with real employment prospects at the end of intensive on and off-the-job training. The qualification received is valued nationally and internationally in the labour market and forms an integral part of the National Framework of Qualifications.

Over the last year there has been an increased focus on Apprenticeships. Under the guidance of the Apprenticeship Council, the apprenticeship system in Ireland is expanding. At the moment over 20 new apprenticeships are being developed in new sectors including Financial Services, Insurance, HGV Driving and Baking.

The Donegal ETB Apprenticeship Team welcome all queries for further information on apprenticeship. Please telephone 074 9120500 if you would like to talk to an Advisor or see the Apprenticeship pages for further information.