11 July 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Errigal Contracts investment in training academy reaches €6.5 million

The Managing Director of a Monaghan company that has invested €6.5 million in its own training academy has called on the Government to fast-track the implementation of its fiveyear apprenticeship strategy. Damien Treanor of Errigal Contracts said it was vital for the Government to incentivise more young people to choose work-based learning and practical skills training at what was a critical time for the construction sector, with skills shortages continuing to cause alarm.

Errigal’s purpose-built training academy is based in Monaghan and the company is now recruiting for next year’s cohort of apprentices, encouraging anyone interested in a future career in construction to apply now. The company specialises in partition systems, external facade, recladding, interior fit-out, ceilings and bespoke solutions. It has been offering apprenticeship and undergraduate programmes since 2016 in response to what it sees as the growing demand for a trained and skilled workforce across the industry.

With significant growth and investment in its training programmes over the past five years, Errigal’s City & Guilds-approved training academy provides a range of different employment opportunities for its graduates. Its Apprenticeship Scheme sees each student offered a full-time permanent position with Errigal after the successful completion of a two-year course, during which the student will also earn £32,000.

This apprenticeship includes Level 2 Diploma in Drylining and a Level 2 NVQ in Interior Systems along with certificates in a number of other areas. On completion of the apprenticeship students are guaranteed a full-time job with the company. In addition, the apprentices are also given guidance on finance management and practical life skills which will benefit them when working on….

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