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Mercury Apprentices begin at new dedicated Apprentice Development Centre
On Friday 3rd July, Mercury hosted 8 brand new Mechanical apprentice recruits, 5 new apprentices and 3 already registered, in its new dedicated Apprentice Development Centre in Ballycoolin, Dublin.
The apprentices met with Conor Gray, Mercury’s Apprentice Development Manager, and were briefed on the Mercury Way, the requirements for their project and the college work they’ll receive for the duration of their training. The new recruits were then presented with student packs, polo shirts and jackets.
The induction event was carried out under strict controls and in line with social distancing protocols. The apprentices were seated apart, and briefly stood together for a photograph.
In 2020, Mercury launched its new Apprenticeship Development Centre, a dedicated centre of excellence for Mercury’s apprentices, comprising a state of the art workshop and offices.
Apprenticeships at Mercury
Mercury is one of the largest employers of mechanical and electrical apprentices in Ireland. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, apprentices are awarded a Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) National Craft Certificate. This certificate has national and international recognition and is a compulsory requirement for craftsperson status.
The development, training and mentoring apprentices receive with Mercury is unparalleled in the marketplace. Mercury recognises apprentice’s contribution for a job well done through our annual Apprentice Recognition Awards. Apprentices enjoy a varied four years of training in a variety of different sectors including Enterprise & Hyperscale Data Centres, Life Sciences & Technology, Building Services, Healthcare, TSS & Fire Protection.
Upon completion of the apprenticeship, Mercury commit to taking a number of exceptional newly qualified tradespeople into the business to develop their career further with us. At Mercury, we are proud of both the number and the quality of apprentices who have served their apprenticeship with us. Mercury recognises the need to ensure our staff are exposed and up-skilled in the latest technical developments associated with their trade.