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Alexander Mann Academy Model Continues to Deliver Graduate Jobs

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Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry today attended an awards ceremony for 21 graduates of the Alexander Mann Solutions Recruitment Academy.

The Academy provided graduates with the skills and experience required to take up new opportunities being offered by Alexander Mann Solutions. Twenty one trainees who have completed the Academy will now be interviewed for available jobs within the company.

Minister Farry said: “I am pleased to celebrate the completion of the second Alexander Mann Solutions Recruitment Academy. The Academy model continues to deliver graduate jobs and is a tried and tested process. It provides the employer with an opportunity to be involved in developing the programme and also allows graduates to refine their skills to meet the needs of the employer.

I know that Alexander Mann Solutions has been impressed by the pool of talent it has found in Northern Ireland and the high calibre of the graduates on the Academy. Following the success of this intake, plans are being initiated for another Academy later in the year and with more graduates securing employment, this continues to benefit our local economy.”

The Academy was designed by the Department for Employment and Learning, Alexander Mann Solutions and Belfast Metropolitan College (Belfast Met) under the Assured Skills initiative. Targeting graduates from any discipline, the Academy provided them with an intensive 6 week training programme covering a range of training in the recruitment sector.

John Collington, Chief Operating Officer, Alexander Mann Solutions, said: “I am thrilled to congratulate the Alexander Mann Solutions Recruitment Academy graduates on successfully completing the programme. I am proud that we’ve had the chance to engage such a passionate group of graduates, and to support the development of business skills, and talent acquisition and management capabilities.

“By helping us develop and nurture enthusiastic, talented individuals, programmes like the Alexander Mann Solutions Recruitment Academy help us to deliver on our promises and delight our blue-chip clients – today and into the future. The Alexander Mann Solutions Recruitment Academy provides its participants with a strong and positive start to their careers, offering them the opportunity to work for a truly innovative, global organisation. Our partnerships with the Department for Employment and Learning and the Belfast Metropolitan College help us to do this, and we’re excited for this continued journey as we engage further emerging talent.”

Belfast Met’s Head of Business Development Siobhan Lyons said: “Belfast Met is delighted to work with the Department for Employment and Learning and Alexander Mann Solutions on the delivery of the second cohort of this Academy programme. These programmes provide a unique and innovative opportunity to work with a pool of talented graduates through the provision of tailored training that Belfast Met delivers. The College’s partnership with Alexander Mann Solutions helps learners develop the requisite skills required to work in this exciting field and demonstrates how an academy model can work for learners and employers, as they work together to develop new ideas and continue to introduce new talent into the growing recruitment industry.”
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