For Aigars Suhanovs becoming a student on a Employer Based Training (EBT) at Carrick-On-Shannon NLN course opened the door to a new career.
Aigars said: “I started with National Learning Network in July 2017. Prior to starting I had experienced some difficulties securing meaningful employment. Employers wanted to employ people with experience, but how could I get experience unless somebody gave me an opportunity?
“The course coordinator approached King and Moffatt Building Services who agreed to provide a work placement for me. King and Moffatt have been in business for 40 years, operating throughout Ireland and Britain, with an annual turnover in the region of €40 million. I spent a year on a work placement with the company. The continuous support from them, work colleagues and course coordinator allowed me to settle in very well. In July 2018 I was offered a position as a pre-contract administrator with the company.
“On the EBT course, three days a week is spent on-site working with an employer, getting experience of the workplace and is supported by the course coordinator. The other two days are in-centre training at National Learning Network, in areas such as occupational health and safety, customer service skills, team working and many other employment skills.
“This approach gave me a great balance of academic and practical skills when going out into the workforce.
“The EBT course really helped my confidence and I would strongly recommend this course to anyone who finds themselves in a situation where they are unable to secure employment or training and find themselves distant from the labour market for whatever reason.”
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