This Certificate in Database Development is designed for participants on the Springboard+ programme to take their first step towards a career as an IT professional in Database Administration, Database Development or Business Intelligence Development. The Microsoft Technology Associate Certification will also provide participants with an entry-level certification, specifically developed by Microsoft to provide the cloud computing skills targeting Platform as a Service (PaaS).
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.
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. In addition, DBS have met with IBEC, Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Dublin City Enterprise Board, Small Firms Association and ISME who have also expressed interest in working with DBS in providing internships to our Springboard+ participants.