Careers fair to be held at Belfast Met

Some of the employers and students who will be participating in Belfast Met's apprenticeship careers event at the e3 Springvale campus on March 28


:: With a vision to nurture the talent and ambition of local students, Belfast Met is engaging employers and students at an apprenticeship careers event to be hosted jointly by the College’s Centre for Skills & Apprenticeships and Careers Service.

Taking place at the College’s e3 campus at Springvale on Thursday March 28 from 4-7pm, the apprenticeship careers fair and open day will provide employers with the opportunity to meet their future talent pool as well as increase awareness of the career prospects and live apprenticeship vacancies they have available to those seeking career options.

With up to 30 companies in attendance, the event is an opportunity for students to meet face-to-face with employers who recruit apprentices and talk to them directly about career opportunities within their organisation.

Students will also have the chance to meet college skills support coaches and staff who will support them throughout the duration of their apprenticeship course, as well as get further advice on minimum entry requirements for individual courses, what to expect in relation to the admission process and next steps.

A mix of apprenticeship and higher level apprenticeships courses, fully funded by the Department of Economy NI, will be on offer across a range of industry areas including IT, accountancy, business administration, bakery, hospitality and construction.

Employers attending will include Hastings Hotel Group, Mivan, Black Box Fitness, NIE Networks, BDO, Deloitte, Translink, Ulster Bank, Allen & Overy and French Village Bakery. For more details email


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