Kieran Meehan (pictured centre), Regional Director of the Wall Group, agrees a new apprenticeship training partnership with PeoplePlus NI (from left: Stephen Hillis, Head of Employer Engagement; Celia O’Hagan, Director of Teaching & Learning; Tina McKenzie, Group MD for PeoplePlus NI’s parent company Staffline; and Ben Polley, Essential Skills Trainer).
Today marks an exciting step for PeoplePlus NI as we announce a new partnership with the Wall Group, a leading digital retail and customer service company based in North Belfast.
With high quality training provided by PeoplePlus NI’s Apprenticeships team, ambitions for this new partnership include establishing a collaborative Apprenticeship Academy in North Belfast, with up to 100 apprentices undertaking training to achieve accredited qualifications in Digital Retail, Customer Service and Hospitality.
The Wall Group, led by Gavan Wall, will offer apprenticeships with long-term career opportunities through their growing company networks: Spar, Subway and the leading brand YoggieBerrie.
Celia O’Hagan, Director of Teaching and Learning at PeoplePlus NI, said:
We are delighted to announce our partnership with the Wall Group and our ambitions to establish an Apprenticeship Academy in North Belfast.
PeoplePlus NI’s ambition is to support local businesses with their workforce training while meeting crucial skills needs in Northern Ireland. This is an excellent example of an industry-leading business investing in its workforce to help promote growth and innovation.