Dairymaster are entering the festive period on a high this year, yesterday (Thursday 8th December) they were announced “Outstanding Employer of Diversity in the workplace” in the large company category at the Generation Apprenticeship Employer of the Year awards ceremony held in the Morrison Hotel, Dublin. Simon Harris, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science addressed the audience stating “we need to highlight good practice and leadership being shown by business in apprenticeships” as he presented the awards.
Over the past number of years, Dairymaster demonstrated a real commitment to the future growth of the company by acknowledging apprenticeships as a vital role in developing their skill and employee base.
John Harty, CEO Dairymaster comments “We are absolutely thrilled to have won this award. There are approximately 9,000 companies in Ireland who are registered as an employer of apprentices, so to come out on top among big players is a huge achievement for us. We’ve placed a strong emphasis on the range of apprenticeships being offered and to get recognised for the work is brilliant. I would like to thank the apprentices for their commitment, the mentors for their coaching, guidance, and experience and to the training organisations for the support in making these courses possible.”
Dairymaster have apprentices registered across 7 fields of learning namely, Cybersecurity, Sales, Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM), Electrical, Toolmaking, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning and Mechanical Automotive Maintenance Fitter (MAMF).
“By registering apprentices on these programmes, we know they will develop the required knowledge, skills and competencies to work effectively and autonomously in Dairymaster” states Breda Flaherty, Organisational Development Manager, Dairymaster.
Dairymaster have the facility to offer a choice of apprenticeships to new recruits. They can avail of the opportunity to work in several disciplines to see where their preference is, meaning they can choose an apprenticeship to suit their needs. They also offer this opportunity to current employees who might want to try something new.
Dairymaster certainly seems to be the ideal training ground for new apprentices looking to earn while they learn as they explore new careers opportunities.
Pictured: At the Generation Apprenticeship Employer of the Year Awards in Dublin L-R: Anna Marie Woods OEM Apprenticeships, Brendan Geraghty MSLETB, Breda Flaherty Dairymaster, John Harty Dairymaster, Jessica Mason MSLETB, Darren Gavin MSLETB and Kevin Bartlett LCETB.