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BellTIME BellTIME Just an example of some of the companies include: What are the entry requirements? Candidates must be at least 18 years old with at least a Full Leaving Certificate or Level 5 certificate. However, there is no age limit and should someone have relevant work experience and a passion for ICT, this would be taken into consideration. It is important that the candidates posses technical capability and demonstrate an aptitude for learning. What are the entry requirements? Since the launch of Ireland’s new ICT tech apprenticeships, industry support has been outstanding. As the digital transformation captures the attention of companies nationwide, we are excited to share industry involvement and support in reaching top-tech talent via the apprenticeship route. Currently there are three individual Tech Apprenticeship programmes aimed at attracting candidates with an interest in Software Development, Network Engineering and Cyber Security. All three programmes have significant on-the-job elements and were developed with the needs of industry in mind. @FastracktoIT @FastracktoIT FIT Ltd. fit.tech.apprenticeship. 26 #GenerationApprenticeship STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4 STEP 5 Apply online via our website www.fit.ie Attend a scheduled Information & Aptitude Session Attend an Interview with FIT Participate in CV & Interview Preparation Workshops Interview with Company What is the deadline for applications? As the value of the practical application of skills, knowledge and competencies are paramount many great companies are engaging with apprenticeships to fill their skills gaps. If you are interested in Tech Apprenticeships – either joining or accessing this talent pool check our website www.fit.ie or email techapprenticeship@fit.ie for all the details. The great news is that there is none! We are recruiting all year round so be sure to get your students on our radar by completing an application form on the website. They will then be invited to an information session with the FIT team in due course. Where are the courses run? All of the off-the-job learning will take place in Education and Training Boards (ETBs) nationwide with the on- the-job learning carried out by the apprenticeship sponsor company. The first phase of courses is taking place in Dublin and Cork with plans to roll-out all around Ireland in the coming months. Which student traits would indicate suitability for the programme? The apprenticeship is suitable for those enjoy practical learning, have an aptitude and passion for IT and are keen to enter the world of work. What level of mathematics must I have? All participants who are applying for our tech apprenticeships must have a minimum of a full leaving certificate which includes a pass in Mathematics and English at ordinary level, to be eligible for the programme. When and how can I apply? You can apply for our Tech Apprenticeships at any time and once we begin recruiting for your chosen programme, you will be invited to an information and aptitude session. 27