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Loughlinstown Training Centre Learners meet President Michael D Higgins

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The learners from the Local and National Tour Guiding course, being run at the Loughlinstown Training Centre, got a pleasant surprise on Thursday when they got to meet President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin.

Anne Hennessy (Loughlinstown Training Centre), Brendan Gavin (Swilly Group), David Kenny (Swilly Group) and Cornelius (Extreme Ireland) with the Local and National Tour Guiding course learners meet President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin

As part of this new and exciting course, a visit to the popular tourist attraction, Áras an Uachtaráin, was arranged by the course delivery partner Swilly Group.  However, to everyone’s surprise, President Higgins was at home and came out to meet and talk with the learners.

Anne Hennessy from Loughlinstown Training Centre said “It was real treat for our learners to meet President Higgins”.  “We really appreciate, and would like to thank, the President for taking the time out of his busy schedule to meet with our learners”.

The Local and National Tour Guiding Course is being run by Loughlinstown Training Centre, part of the Dublin Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board (ETB).  This innovate course is being delivered in partnership with the training company Swilly Group

Loughlinstown Training Centre is currently recruiting for the next Local and National Tour Guiding course scheduled to start in South Dublin in December.  Places are limited to 20 learners per course and anyone interested is advised to register their interest early to avoid disappointment.  Click here to register your interest in the Local and National Tour Guiding Course.

Learners can receive further information on any of the courses at Loughlinstown Training Centre by contacting the course recruitment department by phone on (0)1-204 3600 or by email on llrecruit@ddletb.ie.

Specific Skills Training is co-funded by the Irish government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.  🇮🇪️ 🇪🇺️

Exciting new courses at Loughlinstown Training Centre

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The Loughlinstown Training Centre is breaking new ground with a number of new and innovative training courses that are leading to exciting new jobs for the unemployed.  The Dublin based training centre, which is part of the Dublin Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board (ETB), has recently launched a number of new courses that are proving very popular with learners and employers alike.

The Festival Management and Sound Production Traineeship is a 47-week programme and involves a 12 weeks work placement with an employer.  Learners receive training on how to plan, manage and organise a large festival or event as well as the operation of the technical lighting and sound production at such an event.  The Traineeship leads to a number of QQI awards and is run in partnership with Swilly Group and Sound Training College in Templebar.

Learners on the Festival Management and Sound Production training course at Loughlinstown Training Centre

The Local and National Tour Guiding course prepares learners to manage and conduct tours on behalf of a tour operator or as a self-employed guide.  The course has a duration of 15 weeks and is being run in partnership with Swilly Group.  The course also leads to QQI awards and there a strong practical element to this course with learners taking part in a number of field trips throughout the course.

Learners from the Local and National Tour Guiding course meet President Michael D Higgins during a recent visit to Áras an Uachtaráin.

Anne Hennessy from Loughlinstown Training Centre said, “We are trying to deliver programmes that are new, innovative and lead directly to employment for our learners”.  “We have been exploring the so-called non-traditional industry sectors and developing new courses that meet the needs of employers as well as providing the learners with a certified qualification”.  “We have been engaging with employers at all stages of the programme design, development and delivery and many of our graduates are receiving job offers before the course has been completed”. “Our partnership with specialist training companies such as Swilly Group and Sound Training College has allowed us to expand our portfolio of courses outside the traditional trades and industry sectors into these new and exciting areas”.

Anne Hennessy (Loughlinstown Training Centre) with Brendan Gavin (Swilly Group) and David Kenny (Swilly Group)

Loughlinstown Training Centre is currently recruiting for the Festival Management and Sound Production Traineeship and the Local and National Tour Guiding course scheduled to start in South Dublin in November and December respectively.  Places are limited to 16 per course and anyone interested is advised to register their interest early to avoid disappointment.

Click here to register your interest in the Local and National Tour Guiding Course.

Click here to register your interest in the Festival Management and Sound Production Traineeship.

Learners can receive further information on any of the courses at Loughlinstown Training Centre by contacting the course recruitment department by phone on (0)1-204 3600 or by email on llrecruit@ddletb.ie.

Specific Skills Training is co-funded by the Irish government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.  🇮🇪️ 🇪🇺️

Cavan Monaghan ETB recruit for HGV, Forklift and Bus Driving Courses

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Cavan Monaghan ETB is currently recruiting for a range of driving programme that will help learners secure jobs in the freight and passenger transport industries.  This range of employment support programmes offer persons seeking employment an excellent opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and receive support to secure employment as drivers in transport businesses throughout Cavan and Monaghan.

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Bus driver in cockpit at the wheel driving

Cavan Monaghan ETB has been working closely with the transport training company Swilly Group and local employers to develop programmes that will deliver jobs in the border area.  Current programmes include Forklift Driving, HGV-Rigid, HGV-Artic and Bus Driving. All of these programmes incorporate a healthy mix of theoretical learning, practical skills training and a period of work placement with a local employer.  The programmes are ideal for learners wishing to follow a career in driving.

Leo Mallen, CMETB said “We have been liaising with employers in Cavan and Monaghan for some time now, to understand their specific employment needs”.  “We feel we have a range of programmes that will provide the learners with the skills and competences that employers want but also a number of industry specific qualifications recognised by employers”.  Leo continued, “The learners will also receive job seeking support from a qualified jobs coach and we are very confident that there will be a high job placement from this programme”.

According to the report Addressing the demands for Skills Freight Transport, Distribution and Logistics Sector in Ireland, 2015-2020 published in 2015 by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) identified a significant demand for HGV Drivers and other occupations within the sector. The CMETB driving programmes have been specifically designed to meet these growing needs.

Courses are scheduled to start in Cavan and Monaghan in October and November.  Places are limited to 16 per course and anyone interested is advised to register their interest early to avoid disappointment.

Click here to register your interest in the HGV-Artic Driving Course.

Click here to register your interest in the HGV-Rigid Course.

Click here to register your interest in the Bus Driving Course.

Click here to register your interest in the Forklift Truck Operator Course.

Learners can receive further information on any of the CMETB driving programmes, call (074) 91 51212 or email karl@swillygroup.com.

Festival Management and Sound Production Traineeship

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Loughlinstown Training Centre, part of the Dublin Dun Laoghaire ETB, is currently recruiting for their new Festival Management and Sound Production Traineeship.  This exciting new programme will offer persons seeking employment an excellent opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and receive support to secure employment within the Festival and Event industry.

Loughlinstown Training Centre has been working closely with the training companies Sound Training College, Swilly Group and local employers to develop programmes that will deliver jobs in the Tourism Industry.  Recently developed programmes include Festival Management and Local and National Tour Guiding.  All of these programmes incorporate a healthy mix of theoretical learning, practical skills training and a period of work placement with a local employer.  The programmes are ideal for learners wishing to follow a career in Festival Management.

Feedback from employers familiar with the course has been very positive thus far.
The entertainment industry employs as many people in Ireland as Google, Apple, Yahoo and Twitter combined.” – Denis Desmond, of MCD Productions.

The Festival Management and Sound Production course gives students a real world understanding of the live event industry.  We continue to use graduates to staff our events on a regular basis.” – Brian Gormally, of Sherpa Events.

Derek Elders, Loughlinstown Training Centre, said “We have been liaising with employers in Dublin to understand their specific employment needs”.  “We feel that our programmes will provide the learners with the skills and competences that employers want but also a number of industry specific qualifications recognised by employers”.  Derek continued, “The learners will also receive job seeking support from a qualified jobs coach and we are very confident that there will be a high job placement from this programme”.

Courses are scheduled to start in South Dublin in November.  Places are limited to 20 per course and anyone interested is advised to register their interest early to avoid disappointment.

Click here to register your interest in the Festival Management and Sound Production Traineeship.

Learners can receive further information on any of the courses at Loughlinstown Training Centre by contacting the course recruitment department at the Loughlinstown Training Centre by phone on (0)1-204 3600 or by email on llrecruit@ddletb.ie.

Local and National Tour Guiding

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Loughlinstown training Centre, part of the Dublin Dun Laoghaire ETB, is currently recruiting for their new Local and National Tour Guiding programme.  This exciting new programme will offer persons seeking employment an excellent opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and receive support to secure employment within the Tourism industry.

Loughlinstown Training Centre has been working closely with the training company Swilly Group and local employers to develop programmes that will deliver jobs in Tourism.  Recently developed programmes include Festival Management and Sound Production Management and Local and National Tour Guiding.  All of these programmes incorporate a healthy mix of theoretical learning, practical skills training and a period of work placement with a local employer.  The programmes are ideal for learners wishing to follow a career in tourism.

Feedback from learners who have completed the Local and National Tour Guiding Course has been very positive thus far.

I thought I knew Dublin and Ireland already, but since starting this course I have learnt an enormous amount of new information about the city and country”, Mike Smith.

Doing this course is essential for anyone contemplating entering the tourism/hospitality sector as it contains the necessary tools and information to start or further your career”, Gillian Murphy.

I am delighted with the course in Tour Guiding. It is teaching me so much in a short space of time”, Sheila Daly.

Derek Elders, Loughlinstown Training Centre, said “We have been liaising with employers in Dublin to understand their specific employment needs”.  “We feel that our tourism programmes will provide the learners with the skills and competences that employers want but also a number of industry specific qualifications recognised by employers”.  Derek continued, “The learners will also receive job seeking support from a qualified jobs coach and we are very confident that there will be a high job placement from this programme”.

Courses are scheduled to start in South Dublin in November.  Places are limited to 20 per course and anyone interested is advised to register their interest early to avoid disappointment.

Click here to register your interest in the Local and National Tour Guiding.

Learners can receive further information on any of the courses at Loughlinstown Training Centre by contacting the course recruitment department by phone on (0)1-204 3600 or by email on llrecruit@ddletb.ie.

Loughlinstown Training Centre recruit for Driving Programmes

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Loughlinstown Training Centre, part of Dublin Dun Laoghaire ETB, is currently recruiting for a range of driving programme that will help learners secure jobs in the freight and passenger transport industries.  This range of employment support programmes offer persons seeking employment an excellent opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and receive support to secure employment as drivers in transport businesses throughout Dublin and Leinster.

image of a bus driver at the steering wheel

Loughlinstown Training Centre has been working closely with the transport training company Swilly Group and local employers to develop programmes that will deliver jobs in the Dublin and surrounding area.  Current programmes include HGV-Rigid, HGV-Artic and Bus Driving.  All of these programmes incorporate a healthy mix of theoretical learning, practical skills training and a period of work placement with a local employer.  The programmes are ideal for learners wishing to follow a career in driving.

Derek Elders, Loughlinstown Training Centre said “We have been liaising with employers in Dublin to understand their specific employment needs”.  “We feel we have a range of programmes that will provide the learners with the skills and competences that employers want but also a number of industry specific qualifications recognised by employers”.  Derek continued, “The learners will also receive job seeking support from a qualified jobs coach and we are very confident that there will be a high job placement from this programme”.

According to the report Addressing the demands for Skills Freight Transport, Distribution and Logistics Sector in Ireland, 2015-2020 published in 2015 by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) identified a significant demand for HGV Drivers and other occupations within the sector. The Loughlinstown Training Centre driving programmes have been specifically designed to meet these growing needs.

Courses are scheduled to start in South Dublin in November.  Places are limited to 16 per course and anyone interested is advised to register their interest early to avoid disappointment.

Click here to register your interest in the HGV-Rigid course.

Click here to register your interest in the HGV-Artic course.

Click here to register your interest in the Bus Driving course.

Learners can receive further information on any of the courses at Loughlinstown Training Centre by contacting the course recruitment department at the Loughlinstown Training Centre by phone on (0)1-204 3600 or by email on llrecruit@ddletb.ie.

Diploma in Food and Beverages

Hospitality (Food and Beverages) and Sports Tutors

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The Swilly Group has just announced a major expansion of their Hospitality training division in 2018.  The company will be expanding their operations across the country and plan to double their work force over the next twelve months.

Swilly Group Managing Director, Brian Sweeney said, “We have just secured a significant body of work and have ambitious expansion plans in place for the next few years”.  “The largest area of growth with be in our Dublin Office but we also have vacancies in Cavan, Monaghan and all along the West Coast, as far down as Limerick.

Diploma in Food and BeveragesBrian continued, “We are now looking to hear from persons interested in developing a career in the Hospitality and Sports/Outdoor activities training industry”.  The ideal candidate will be qualified at degree level in a relevant discipline, have at least 3 years’ experience and a proven track record in a customer centric role in a dynamic environment.  Relevant experience in the hospitality or Sports sector, working directly with people, or a similar role is essential.  He/she must be confident, good with people, flexible, eager to learn and be able to think on his/her feet.  Excellent communication and organisational skills, problem solving skills and a way with people are critical requirements.  A train the trainer qualification and an interest in training and education is an advantage.

To find out more about the current vacancies, contact Susan at Swilly Group on (074) 9151212 or 1890 63 63 63, email susan@swillygroup.com or check out our website on www.swillygroup.com.

Driving Opportunities at Swilly Grpoup

Driving Opportunity at Swilly Group

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Career Oportunities at Swilly Group

The Swilly Group has announced that they are accepting applications for two vacant positions in their Driving Division. The successful driving school is now accepting applications for two vacancies at their Letterkenny Office, HGV Driving Instructor and Driving School Manager.

Established in 1975, the Swilly Group has grown to become one of the leading providers of training, recruitment and employment support services in Ireland. The company serves industries such as Transport, Driving, Hospitality, Tourism, Care Services and Outdoor Activities.

Driving Opportunities at Swilly Grpoup

Brian Sweeney, Swilly Group Managing Director

Managing Director Brian Sweeney, “It is a very exciting time at the company.” “We have expanded our service portfolio and geographical footprint over the last 10 years to become the leading provider of Truck and Bus driver training services across Ireland.” “We are now looking for a number of ambitious candidates who are interested in developing a career in the driver training industry.” Brian continued, “We are offering attractive employment packages and will provide the necessary Driving Instructor training to the successful candidates”.

Artic Truck and Coach Drivers with at least 3 years driving experience are invited to apply for the HGV Driving Instructor position. For the Driving School Manager vacancy, the successful candidate will have at least 3 years’ management experience and a proven track record in Truck or Bus driving, Transport Management or a similar role. All candidates must be eager to learn, confident, good with people and flexible.

To find out more about the current vacancies, contact Denise in the Swilly Group Recruitment division on
(074) 9151212 or 1890 63 63 63, email recruitment@swillygroup.com or check out our website @ http://swillygroup.com/recruitment/job-seekers/jobs/

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Driving Opportunities at Swilly Grpoup

Bus Truck & HGV Driving Instructor RSA ADI

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Swilly Group are currently recruiting for Bus, Truck & HGV Driving Instructors RSA ADI.

Candidate Profile: The successful candidate will have at least 3 years practical experience and a proven track record in Truck or Bus driving or a similar role.  He/she must have knowledge of driving, and the transport industry in general.  Although not essential, a Train-the-Trainer Qualification would also be an advantage.  He/she must be eager to learn, confident, good with people and flexible.

Job Description:  The successful candidate will work within the Driving Division of the Swilly Group and will support the delivery of Swilly Group Training Programmes in Donegal, Dublin and throughout Ireland.

Duties:

  • Deliver practical driving tuition in Swilly Group or client vehicles for licence categories C (Rigid Truck), EC (Articulated Truck) or D (Coach/Bus) as required by Swilly Group management.
  • Support the Management and delivery of driving training courses and programmes.
  • Provide classroom tuition on driving and the rules of the road on Swilly Group programmes.
  • Teach Swilly Group learners about the maintenance of vehicles and how to carry out driver daily checks of vehicles as per the RSA guidelines.
  • Bring to the attention of Swilly Group management any defects or faults on Swilly Group vehicles that you become aware of.
  • Comply and support the implementation of Quality, Health and Safety and Environmental management systems within the Swilly Group.
  • Assist the Training Centre Director with the management and quality control of the training courses being delivered by Swilly Group tutors.
  • Work along project timelines and towards targets set by management.
  • Providing training in both the Training Centre and Driving School.
  • Participate in training programmes and seminars as requested by Swilly Group Management.

 

You will be required to be flexible in this position and must be prepared to undertake such other duties as may be assigned to you by the company from time to time.  Such duties can be outside the area of your normal work.

Applicants should apply with a Cover Letter/Note and CV.

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Towing a Trailer – Are You Legal?

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The Swilly Group is running a number of FREE information evenings on the regulation around towing of Trailers.  There has always been a cloud of confusion around the requirements on towing a trailer with a car, van or Jeep.  “Am I legal?” is a common question thrown out by many a confused farmer, landscaper or construction contractor.  There are a number of checks that need to be carried out before you can be confident you are driving a legal trailer-vehicle combination.

The first check to be carried out is whether the driver has the correct licence category for the trailer vehicle combination?  A car licence (category B) allows a driver to tow a small trailer up to a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 750 Kg and in some cases slightly higher under certain conditions.  For heavier trailers the driver is required to hold a BE category on the licence.
The trailer size is then restricted by the manufacturers’ specification, which is up to a maximum trailer gross weight of 3,500 kg.

The second check is whether you are compliant with the Manufacturers Specifications regarding the weight being transported by the Trailer and Vehicle combination.  Am I exceeding the Trailer Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)?  Am I exceeding the Vehicle Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)? And finally, am I exceeding the Vehicle Gross Train Weight (GTW)?  The vehicle GVW and GTW will be marked on a small aluminium plate usually positioned inside the door frame of the car, jeep or van.

To find out more on the regulations around towing of trailer, why not attend one of our free seminars.  The Swilly Group is running a number of FREE information evenings on Towing of Trailers on Tuesday 24thSeptember and Thursday 3rd October 2013 at their offices on Business Park Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.  To book a place, call (074) 91 51212 or email info@swillygroup.com.