Minister Simon Harris announces Bord na Móna ‘Pathways to the Future’ programme

Bord na Móna ‘Pathways to the Future’ programme has been announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD.

The programme is comprised of three pathways:  a Scholarship Pathway, a Graduate Pathway, and an Apprenticeship Pathway. These pathways offer different choices, educational support and career development opportunities to a broad range of people.  All pathways provide opportunities to work on the front line of climate action and sustainable economic development.

The programme is accepting applications for roles aligned to Bord na Móna’s climate solutions focus such as sustainability and renewable energy alongside other areas including finance, legal, business, engineering and IT.

Launching the programme, Minister Harris said: “I really want to congratulate Bord na Móna for its leadership in this area. This is such an exciting time in the evolution of Bord na Móna to a climate solutions company, which is showing the way in innovations to tackle climate change. Being part of this is a fantastic opportunity for people.

“I particularly welcome the commitment to employ such a variety of apprentices. We have a commitment to deliver a Government Apprenticeship Recruitment Plan and I would see Bord na Móna’s work feeding into that.

“Public Sector organisations can and should play a key part in the Plan and so I very much welcome the excellent example being shown by Bord na Móna. Apprenticeships offer valuable employment and training routes which should be part of everyone’s deliberations when they are finishing school or considering other career or re-skilling options.”

Welcoming the programme, Tom Donnellan, Chief Executive of Bord na Móna said, “The ‘Pathways to the Future’ programme is a great opportunity for apprentices, graduates and students to get hands-on, valuable experience with Ireland’s leading climate solutions company.

“This is a unique programme that provides three pathways for those wanting to become part of the solution to climate change. These programmes aim to encourage a new generation of ambitious, creative and future-focused women and men to develop their career within a progressive company and to help them inspire change and meet Ireland’s climate goals.”

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