Youngsters sign up for work
6 November 2017
They took part in our Work Ready programme in Belfast in partnership with the Rio Ferdinand Foundation.
Following the success of our Skills for work boot camp in September, eight youngsters signed up for our first 15-day work placement in Belfast, with around 20 of our people volunteering to deliver hands-on work experience, coaching and training.
Tommy Rainey from our Technical Support Group gave Aaron O’Neill, Conor Pollock, Taylor Scott and Peter Lynch, who are particularly interested in a career in engineering, a tour of our Belfast City Exchange.
Tommy says: “They kept me on my toes, asking good questions, and plenty of them. It’s fantastic to see they’re all really interested in the equipment and want to find out all they can.”
Aaron says: “We’re keen to get on the BT apprenticeship scheme, so this work placement is a great opportunity to get a look behind the scenes and see how things work.”
Mairead Meyer, BT Manging Director Networks, Northern Ireland says: “Our work placement programme is helping young people experience working days in a variety of settings. It gives them an idea of what to expect in the workplace, but also allows them to think about the sort of job they’d be interested in doing.
“I’m proud so many of our team got involved, passing on valuable insights which will help these young people develop the skills they need to find employment.”