Access to Apprenticeship aims to address the current obstacles faced by young people from areas of socio-economic disadvantage in securing an apprenticeship. In its pilot phase, the programme will recruit 48 young people aged 16-24 from communities in Dublin’s inner-city. Developed by a team at the DIT College of Engineering and Built Environment, the pilot programme aims to address key challenges faced by young people from disadvantaged communities in accessing an apprenticeship. The 12-week course will give students the opportunity to experience different types of apprenticeships, as well as taking career and personal development modules, and a dedicated work placement with support from a wide range of employers who accept apprentices. The Access to Apprenticeship pilot programme is supported by J.P. Morgan and ESB.
We would like to thank the employers who supported Phase 1 of the pilot programme and offered work placement, and in some cases apprenticeship opportunities, to the students. They are Shelbourne Engineering, Conville Construction, John Sisk & Sons, Linders Motors, CJK, Designer Group , Dublin City Council, Jones Engineering and FIT.