Collaborative school and business partnership broaden career pathways for local students

Students from Queen's University Belfast who attended a work shadowing day at Finnebrogue Artisan

“You can’t get a job without experience, and you can’t get experience without a job.” How often do we hear this?   Finnebrogue is trying to address these concerns through its collaborative school and business partnership programme.   As the largest private employer in Downpatrick and one of the largest manufacturers in Northern Ireland, the […]

Meet Henry Greer: from apprentice to engineer

I started an apprenticeship in Engineering with Finnebrogue Artisan in September 2018, which included one day per week at college. I developed practical skills in welding, fabrication and machining – and worked towards a City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Engineering and an ETA Level 2 NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations.   Finnebrogue were very supportive throughout the […]

University Placement with a Difference!

By Bronagh McErlean For the last 6 weeks’ I have had the privilege of completing my university placement at Finnebrogue Artisan as a Marketing Assistant. When applying for placement Finnebrogue were very pro-active in engaging with me prior to starting my placement in February. Thereby building great excitement and anticipation for my first experience in […]