Look beyond the CAO to the apprenticeship route
For those interested in a career in the ICT sector, JP Morgan recently announced a new partnership which aims to widen access and support diversity through the tech industry’s fledgling earn-and-learn programme, the FIT ICT Associate Professional.
FIT is an industry-led initiative which works in close collaboration with government departments and national education and training agencies, local development organisations and a host of community based organisations. Its primary partners in education and training include Solas, ETBs (formerly VECs), ETBI, ICT Ireland, Intreo, Third Level Institutions, Léargas, as well as leader and partnership companies.
FIT is piloting the ICT Associate Professional initiative with a total of 220 places available nationwide. It is a two-year programme and carries an award at Level 6. FIT is currently recruiting for upcoming programmes in Kildare/Wicklow, Waterford/Wexford, Dublin and Louth.
FIT aims to attract young people from diverse backgrounds to consider embarking on fulfilling careers in ICT which has an ever-growing need for fresh talent.
Participants will combine college-based learning with work-based training. They will gain a qualification that will position them well for a career in a technology role across any sector.