MSLETB was delighted to be represented at the World Skills competition in RDS. Our apprentices battled it out against over 200 young people across the country with a broad range of skill-based trades including, culinary arts and construction skills.

Our Vehicle Manufacturing Repair team, Sales Apprenticeship team, and Craft Butchery Apprenticeship team offered plenty of advice to students on the many different programmes available with MSLETB.

Six of our National Craft Butchery Apprentices competed during the competition. We were also delighted that our Craft Butchery Apprentices Patrick Byrne and Willow Swire featured on the hero’s stage. They discussed how they began their journey as a Craft Butchery Apprentice and all the opportunities that has become available to them since joining the course! They even got a visit from Minister Simon Harris who tasted the World’s Best Pork Sausage as awarded to Team Ireland last week at the World Butchers’ Challenge in Sacramento, California!

5 of our 7 Generation Apprenticeship Apprentice of the Year nominations also presented on the Heroes Stage and provided a great overview of their experience to date on their apprenticeship programme.

Jonathan Williams and Joan Walsh of Tesco Mobile and Aaron Wilson of Salesforce as well as Doreen Cullen of Alan Redmond Butchers and John Webster of House of Plates spoke about their career to date and how the Sales Apprenticeship, Craft Butchery Apprenticeship and Commis Chef apprenticeship has helped their career progression.

Joinery Apprentice Barry Gordon, Co.Sligo was a National Finalist in the Joinery Competition where he won the Silver Medal – which is the 1st place gold award in the World. Well done to all of our apprentices on their success!

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