Belfast Telegraph

Training company looking for rising stars

By Lesley Houston

A fast-growing Londonderry company is offering young people the chance of securing one of 30 jobs in the digital industry.

Learning Pool, which provides online learning and training services to more than 300 organisations in the UK, is offering the posts through its new Rising Star programme.

School leavers and job hunters seeking work experience will get the chance to join the firm's technical support team.

Through the full-time positions, candidates will be paid and will receive on-the-job and structured training entirely funded by Learning Pool.

Aine Bradley, Learning Pool's head of customer service, described young people as "an untapped resource of creativity and talent".

Placement student Declan McDonagh said: "My confidence has rocketed and I've grown as a person in every respect, all thanks to the fantastic Learning Pool team."