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Belfast Met achieves Platinum Level in the 2021 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey

Belfast Met is delighted to have achieved Platinum Level in in the NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey, which is an important way for the College to identify areas where it can improve in its environmental impacts and be recognised for its efforts to become more sustainable.

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Belfast Met Supports Retail Recovery

The six Further Education Colleges in Northern Ireland have collaborated to support the recovery of the retail sector supported by the Department for the Economy’s ‘Retail Recovery’ programme.

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New Traineeship pathways at Belfast Met announced starting this September

Belfast Met is delighted to be delivering a new vocational and training programme announced by Economy Minister Paul Frew. The new Traineeship programme for people over 16 years is available in a wide range of sectors from September, with further traineeships being introduced in the following year.

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Online project to enhance apprenticeships goes live

The six Further Education Colleges in NI have collaborated to produce a package of resources to promote and enhance the apprenticeship scheme.

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180 New IT Jobs & 6 New Assured Skills Academies Announced

Multinational IT services provider Version 1 is creating 180 new, high quality jobs in its Belfast office, Economy Minister Diane Dodds announced today. Delivering IT consulting, solutions and managed services, Version 1 is investing more than £1million in its Belfast operations. In addition, the Department for the Economy is funding a series of six Assured Skills Academies at Belfast Met, to the value of £821,000, with the aim of filling 120 of the jobs. The first Assured Skills Academy is open for applications now. Successful applicants will receive eight weeks of industry-relevant pre-employment training at Belfast Met.

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FE for Me campaign launch broadcasts live from e3

The College was delighted to host the launch of the FE for Me campaign yesterday, with a live broadcast from our Belfast Film and Television studios. The launch broadcasted a thought-provoking panel discussion online, hosted by Louise Warde Hunter, all live from the recording studio at the Belfast Film and Television School. The event had an amazing professional studio set up with Creative and Digital staff and Creative Media Production students working behind the scenes, and lecturer Lynda Bryans as the excellent MC.

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Football Academy students meet Northern Ireland’s women’s player Julie Nelson

There was great excitement last week when Julie Nelson, the most capped player of Northern Ireland women’s football team, met some of our Football Academy students. Julie is coached, along with the rest of the women’s team, by Johnny Pedlow who is also a part-time lecturer in Sports Coaching at our Centre for Sports.

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