School leavers from Belfast enrolling for 2016 at Springvale Learning

Springvale Employment and Learning Solutions invite school leavers to register for September 2016

Springvale Employment and Learning Solutions have 24 years of experience delivering vocational training programmes in the heart of the community and are currently enrolling school leavers to join them full time in September 2016.

If you are aged between 16 and 18, The Department for the Economy’s ‘Training for Success’ is open for enrolment at the Springfield Road site, to improve the chances of gaining an apprenticeship and employment.  The learner can gain recognised qualifications in professional and technical skills and two to three days practical work each week, all taught in state of the art facilities.

Vocational areas include; Professional Cookery, Engineering, Plumbing, General Construction, Joinery, Welding,  Hair and Beauty, Digital Media, Computer Technology to name but a few.

Benefits include £40 per week, money towards travel costs, attendance bonuses and achievement cash bonuses, 37 paid holidays each year as well lodging and childcare allowances depending on individual circumstances.

Springvale focus on the personal and social development of all students and feature events include a Fresher’s Day Fair in September, linking the students to Springvale’s various partners, offering services and discounts alongside food samples of local and international cuisine and excellent entertainment to kick start the year.

During the year, learners are offered various incentives, from Victoria Square Vouchers, cash bonuses or even driving lessons as a reward for 100 percent attendance.  Team building trips also take place throughout each vocational area in the campus including day trips ice skating, bowling and football matches. Motivational speakers are all part of the package at Springvale, with industrial visits being enjoyed by students to get a better understanding of their chosen career field and the opportunities available in industry.

Health and wellbeing is a priority for learners at Springvale, with beneficial offerings including counselling services and health checks from various partners such as Cancer Focus NI.  Last year’s students were entertained with a steep climbing wall at the annual Health and Wellbeing Day as well as scrumptious healthy food options and cooking lessons for all to enjoy. There was even a drumming circle for each class to participate in. Springvale also provide a weekly drop in clinic with partners FASA and HYPE, where students can obtain a range of information and discuss confidential issues issues such as sexual health, alcohol and drug use.

Mary McGurk, Head of Development at Springvale, speaks of the excellent personal and social development at Springvale, “At Springvale, we strive to ensure that each learner achieves their full potential. A full course programme has been developed at Springvale which covers not only the academic requirements of the qualifications to be obtained, but also a full and varied timetable of external speakers, outdoor events and physical activities. Our friendly and supportive staff will work hard to ensure that all learners have a positive experience and maximise every opportunity to find a placement and ultimately full time employment.”

To enrol today download a registration form on our website or email or alternatively you can call 028 9024 2362. Follow Springvale Employment and Learning Solutions on Facebook and Twitter for more updates and information about the new various sites and upcoming events. Springvale Learning are based at 200 Springfield Road, Belfast, BT12 &DB

Categories: Events, News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *