NIE Networks owns the electricity networks which transport power to Northern Ireland’s 860,000 homes and businesses.
The company invests around £100 million in infrastructure every year and its teams work 24/7 to upgrade, repair and connect customers to the network. It is responsible for maintaining over 49,000 kilometres of overhead lines and underground cables and several hundred major substations.
NIE Networks employs around 1,300 people in all areas of Northern Ireland. These teams are supported by a further 300 contractors. It aims to provide a reliable and safe electricity service for customers and to make a positive contribution to local communities through volunteer and outreach programmes.
Gordon Parkes, HR Director NIE Networks
"It is extremely important to our society and our economy that young people possess the skills required by employers. The current position is far from satisfactory with many employers unable to source individuals with the appropriate skills and numerous young people still unemployed. The 'skills mismatch' needs to be addressed collectively through an integrated approach led by employers and supported by local government, schools, colleges and universities.
NIE Networks provides highly qualified skilled apprenticeships and graduate programmes, however each year we struggle to obtain the required numbers to take up these positions.
We are pleased to be the headline sponsor of this important careers event to showcase the careers available in the marketplace."
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NI Water is one of Northern Ireland’s largest companies and the sole supplier of water and wastewater services in Northern Ireland. Delivering approximately 560 million litres per day of clean, safe drinking water to approximately 825,000 customer households and businesses. Around 318 million litres of wastewater per day is collected from around 665,000 customer sites connected to the sewerage system and is transported to a works, treated and disposed of safely. www.niwater.com
Belfast Telegraph and NIJobFinder (print and online) is Northern Ireland's leading recuitment platform. Across print and online they are right at the heart of the jobs market. The people, the jobs and the issues surrounding the employment scene are covered in more depth than any other publisher in Northern Ireland. www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk
Belfast Telegraph and NIJobFinder (print and online) is Northern Ireland's leading recuitment platform. Across print and online they are right at the heart of the jobs market. The people, the jobs and the issues surrounding the employment scene are covered in more depth than any other publisher in Northern Ireland. www.nijobfinder.co.uk