Archives: 2016

Momentum: A Seasoned Supporter

Since 2007 Momentum has really demonstrated their commitment to diversity by being a loyal partner to our Ready for Work programme, offering work and employment opportunities to some of our most marginalised job seekers. In all 31 clients have done work placements in Momentum stockroom and cleaning roles, and 13 people have taken up employment

M&S: A Flagship for Employment

M&S continue to be the flagship company for BITCI’s Ready for Work programme. In 2016, across Mary Street and Grafton Street stores, M&S have taken on 14 people for work experience to boost their confidence and experience and to get a valuable reference at the end. These people have come from various

WBCSD’s beta version of the Reporting Exchange will be launched on 7th December.  

Available from Wednesday 7th December, the Reporting Exchange is an exciting new online tool that helps to make sense of over 1,000 reporting requirements and resources on sustainability reporting from around the world. Developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development , the Climate Disclosure Standards Board, Ecodesk and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, it’s a comprehensive global resource that connects

Galway Wind Park – Sustainability Impact Report

    First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon and Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment were in SSE’s Dublin offices on Monday 28 November to launch a Sustainability Impact Report into the 169MW Galway Wind Park which is being jointly developed by SSE and Coillte. The report outlines the valuable economic, environmental and social impacts

Bank of Ireland staff volunteering on a high!

The staff of Bank of Ireland undertook the single biggest “Give Together” Volunteer Day on Wednesday 30 November 2016. “Give Together”, the Bank’s charity and community investment initiative in operation since 2007, is employee-led and is supported by the Bank through the provision of one day’s paid volunteer leave annually, matched fundraising and payroll-giving. For

Microsoft Codess – Supporting diversity in the tech sector

Codess is a “community for female coders initiated by Microsoft, established to explore ways to promote gender diversity in the engineering field”. Codess delivers a series of worldwide events and workshops from academia through to the executive level.

‘It’s a Wrap’ for SITA & Finn Valley College, Donegal

Students from Finn Valley after successfully completing their Unique Business to School Programme with SITA   SITA, the global IT provider to the air transport industry has concluded the fifth successful year of The Skills @ Work programme working with the students of Finn Valley College. The School to Business Partnership provides students with a

ESB Moneypoint…A Great Place to ‘Site Visit’!

Visits to workplaces provide students with an exciting and real insight into Ireland’s leading indigenous and progressive companies. They get the opportunity to see the workplace first-hand and learn what it is like to work in an organisation that they often pass on their way to and from school every day. This is particularly true

Skills @ Work – GMIT & Scoil Muire agus Padraic, Swinford

GMIT’s Mayo Campus engaged in the Skills @ Work Programme with Scoil Muire & Padraig Secondary School, Swinford for the first time in 2015. This partnership has proved to be a very successful and informative experience with both the students and third level college staff learning and growing from the process. GMIT delivered informative sessions