Leading global ICT solutions provider Fujitsu has appointed 6 new apprentices, as part of an ongoing drive by the company to equip young people with the skills needed for a career in the technology sector.
The announcement follows the recent National Apprenticeship Week celebrations which shine a light on apprenticeships as a route to a career.
The latest intake of Fujitsu apprentices in Northern Ireland are part of the Department for the Economy’s IT and Telecoms Professional Apprenticeship Programme, which is delivered in partnership with Belfast Metropolitan College.
Louise Hull, apprentice programme manager at Fujitsu said; “We work collaboratively with Belfast Met to deliver an apprenticeship programme which equips students with the latest knowledge and key insights on ICT trends and advancements. This, coupled with the hands-on, practical experience gained through working in Fujitsu, ensures that our apprentices are ready for a career in the fast-paced and ever-evolving world of ICT.”
Through the two year course, apprentices gain a Level 2 and Level 3 Apprenticeship with many successful participants going on to complete a Foundation Degree.
Louise added; “We are delighted to welcome our six latest apprentice recruits to Fujitsu. As well as benefiting from mentorship and ongoing learning opportunities with various teams in the company, our apprentices are also heavily involved with our responsible business activity – from supporting local charities to participating in community events. While nurturing and supporting the next generation of ICT leaders is important to Fujitsu, the apprenticeship programme is a two-way learning process. They benefit from industry leading expertise, and we benefit from their fresh perspective. It is often these different viewpoints which generate additional creativity; crucial to enhancing innovation.”
Fujitsu has supported the Department of the Economy’s IT and Telecoms Professional Apprenticeship Programme since 2010 and also sponsors the Apprentice of the Year Award.