This programme focuses on the skills required to develop participants in the area of data management and analytics which the government have put forward to make Ireland a leading country in Europe in "Big data".
DBS fully recognises the importance of job readiness to the Springboard+ participant and has put in place an integrated and comprehensive Personal and Professional Development Service for Springboard+ participants entitled 'Jump Start Your Career'. This intensive programme covers every aspect of the job hunting process and has greatly assisted Springboard+ participants with their job search activities and preparation for employment.
A suite of careers motivation, self-confidence and job ready workshops will be delivered and timetabled for programme participants. Additional sessions will be scheduled to include:
- CV preparation, interview skills & techniques & job searching tools
- One-to-One sessions
- Individual coaching & feedback, review of experience and progress & candidate/employment matching process
Out of hours one-to-one consultations, with evening appointments, will also be offered to programme participants who are unable to attend during the day. Furthermore, DBS will offer strong assessment processes and feedback tools to assist in one-to-one training sessions on behavioural competencies style and to career match aptitudes that will significantly enhance the career guidance, personal development, employer engagement and interview skills of the participant. Significant emphasis will be placed on building communication and interpersonal confidence and skills to demonstrate one’s own value to an employer. Each participant will have access to a careers mentor to support the candidate/placement matching and placement process with potential employers.
This provides an exciting opportunity for participants to learn more about the sector and to network with potential employers. DBS also has extensive engagement with industry and in addition to companies who have pledged interest of placements, it has over 1,150 employers on its database and active engagement with 2,727 DBS Alumni, all of whom are being contacted to offer work experience opportunities to Springboard+ students.