MFS were delighted to receive their Employer Recognition Award at Belfast Metropolitan College’s inaugural awards ceremony, recognising our sustained commitment to providing work opportunites and employment to individuals under a range of Training Programmes at BMC. The award also recognises dedication to providing excellent opportunities for learners to acquire high levels of occupational skills relevant and current to their chosen industry.
Pictured are Aidan Flynn (MFS Director), Martina Crilly (MFS HR Manager), Geraldine Hughes (DEL), Robert Briggs (MFS Supervisor).
MFS has been engaging apprentices from BMC for over 6 years and, by getting them involved early in the business, has provided full time employment for most of them alongside their gaining relevant qualifications.
MFS has continually exceeded the Social Clauses commitments now included in most government contracts in terms of number of apprentices, trainees and long term unemployed to whom we offer opportunity for advancement. MFS currently has around 40 apprentices and trainees and is committed to further growth as the company expands its operations in maintenance and buildings works for public sector clients across the country.
Marie-Thérèse McGivern, Principal and Chief Executive at Belfast Met, congratulated the award winners:
“We work side by side with employers to provide appropriate and innovative training opportunities, so I would like to thank and congratulate these highly committed organisations who have helped to ensure our learners have future proof skills and qualifications.”
Catherine Bell, Deputy Secretary at the Department for Employment and Learning, said: “Apprenticeships work for both businesses and individuals – providing companies with a skilled workforce to help them grow and giving individuals both hands-on experience and qualifications. I congratulate Belfast Metropolitan College and all employers and training suppliers already engaged in providing apprenticeship opportunities.”