Software and Electronics Taster Day

Software and Electronics Taster Day (Year 13 Maths students), Queen’s University - Fri 26 June 2015, Ashby Bldg.

This event is a one day taster session for Software and Electronics. Again it is open to Maths A Level students (Year 13) - students are not required to have any previous experience of programming in order to take part.The online application form may be found here -

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Festival of Chemistry

Pupils who took part in a festival of chemistry at the ‘Tech’ have impressed event organisers.

The winners of the Salters Challenge were as follows: 1st place: Foyle College; 2nd place: Loreto Letterkenny; 3rd place: St Cecilia’s College


Audrey Strong from the Salters Institute said the Salters Festival of Chemistry at the North West Regional College’s (NWRC) Strand Road campus

set a precedent for similar festival events to take place across Further Education Colleges in Northern Ireland.

“Involving young competitors from a range of secondary schools, the Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry are an initiative of the Salters’ Institute, whose aim is to promote the appreciation of chemistry and related sciences amongst the young,” she said.

“We have been mightily impressed with this College, both in terms of its course provision and learning environment, and also it’s partnerships with stakeholders across the industry,” she added.

“We wish to congratulate all of the young pupils who took part in the events, and hope that their experiences have enabled them to consider a career in this industry for the future,” said Ms Strong.


Work begins at school complex

Education Minister John O'Dowd MLA, pictured at the cutting of the first sod at the site of the new Foyle College and Ebrington Primary School buildings at Caw yesterday. Included are, from left, Patrick Allen, Headmaster of Foyle College, Kacey Laird, a member of the school council, Luke Pentland, a P5 pupil at Ebrington Primary School, and Nigel Dougherty, Principal of Ebrington Primary School.

Despite the blustery weather, there were smiles all round earlier today, when the first sod was cut at the site of what will soon be the new Foyle College and Ebrington Primary School complex off Limavady Road.

The Boards of Governors members, principals and elected representatives stoody proudly by as the Minister for Education John O’Dowd, performed the official ceremony.

Guests at the ceremony included the master of the Merchant Taylors’ livery company and representatives from the Honourable The Irish Society.Durkan welcomes ‘sod cut’ on Derry’s new £35m schools

Among those to attend was SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan, who welcomed today’s event at the former army barracks on the Clooney Road, saying it paved the way for expansion options at the Magee campus of Ulster University.


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Engineering Apprenticeship in Dupont

DuPont – a world leader in science and technology operating in 65 countries worldwide – are seeking to recruit candidates for an Engineering Apprenticeship in their Derry-Londonderry operation.
Engineering Apprenticeship
4 Year Training Programme
DuPont (U.K.) Industrial Limited are pleased to announce a sponsored four year training programme with excellent benefits which offers challenging and exciting opportunities for people who are interested in skills and qualifications in Engineering.
Do you have high personal standards, are you highly motivated, adaptable and able to direct your energy towards a goal? Would you like to be trained in an advanced technology business which is committed to providing the highest quality products and services to its customers, where excellence will be the norm?
The 1st year of the Apprenticeship will combine skills training together with relevant education through the North West Regional College, leading to NVQ Level 2 qualification and appropriate technical certificates
The 2nd, 3rd & 4th years of the Apprenticeship will be based at the Company’s manufacturing site at Maydown and one day based off site at the North West Regional College where a balanced programme of appropriate education and practical training will lead to achieving a minimum of NVQ Level 3, BTEC and the possibility of studying for a Foundation Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
Applicants must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade ‘C’ (or equivalent) which must include English, Mathematics plus one Science-based subject. Applicants with additional qualifications relevant to Engineering would be desirable.
For further information or to obtain an application pack, please contact our Recruitment Partner – Grafton Recruitment on 028 7126 7799 or email
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Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 12th June 2015
DuPont is an equal opportunity employer. DuPont (UK) Industrial Limited operates a no smoking


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Completed applications must be returned to Principal’s PA, Foyle College, Duncreggan Road, Londonderry, BT48 0AW by 4.00pm on Friday, 29th May 2015