Beyond Activation –Towards a Liberating Vision for Adult Guidance in an emerging Ireland

  The Adult Guidance and Counselling Department (Adult & Community Education), Maynooth University hosted a conference entitled Beyond Activation –Towards a Liberating Vision for Adult Guidance in an emerging Ireland, for adult guidance practitioners on 16 April, 2016.   Professor Hazel Reid (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK) addressed the changing nature of employment and careers […]

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Job Announcements in April

There have been a number of job announcements over the last few weeks from Shire in Meath, the Defences Forces Nationwide, VMWare and Topaz. All of these are captured on the website http://www.merrionstreet.ie/en/allaboutjobs/ and the twitter account of #allaboutjobs. Perhaps this is attributing to rate of unemployment falling. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March 2016 […]

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ESB announces that applications to prestigious Apprenticeship Programme are now open

ESB have said that the majority of the apprenticeships this year will be electrical with a small number HGV mechanic apprenticeships.   Applications are open online from today, Friday March 18th and will close on Monday April 4th. Based in the ESB Networks Training Centre in Portlaoise, the electrical apprentices will complete four apprentice training levels totalling […]

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Twenty-five new apprenticeship offerings

Adult Educational Guidance Association of Ireland

30 July, 2015 – Ministers O’Sullivan and English announce new Apprenticeship proposals  The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, and the Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, today announced 25 new apprenticeship proposals. These proposals will see an expansion of the existing range of programmes offered under the Apprenticeship system, […]

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