Pictured (L-R) electronic security engineer apprentices Alex Clifford, Rachael Doyle and Kyle Byrne

Global security company, Netwatch, is delighted to welcome 3 new apprentices to their Security Engineering team in Carlow this week.

Rachael Doyle, Kyle Byrne and Alex Clifford are the new recruits that will be venturing into a four- year apprenticeship programme in Electronic Security Systems Engineering where they will gain valuable experience and knowledge under the guidance of experts in this field, developing skills in CCTV, Fire & Intruder alarms and Access Control systems.

This apprenticeship programme has been a huge success for Netwatch, as it enables our recruits to work with our leading security engineer team, that has been established over the last 20 years. The Apprentices will gain firsthand experience and education to ensure the highest level of qualification. It benefits our established team members, providing the opportunity to pass on their skills, and help build out our team for the future.” Mick Lowry, Technical Operations Manager, Netwatch

The four-year Apprenticeship Programme ensures the highest level of training with two main aspects; in-house training with Netwatch for practical and “on the job” experience, and off-the-job phases in Solas accredited training centres.

The programme has proved very successful for Netwatch, with this being the third group of apprentices to join the team. Following successful completion of this programme some of the graduates are now in full time employment with the Netwatch Technical Operations team. The learning on the job aspect of the course provides great value to both Netwatch and the Apprentices.

Pictured (L-R) in Netwatch’s Carlow Office are electronic security engineer apprentice Ben Dorgan and Jason Geoghegan, electronic security systems installer at Netwatch

Recruits from the first and second group of the Netwatch apprentice program remain with the business to this day. Jason Geoghegan (pictured right) joined Netwatch in 2017 and qualified in 2021 and since qualifying has remained in the Netwatch Technical Operations team in full-time employment. Ben Dorgan (pictured left) joined the second group of the apprentice programme in 2020 and is currently in his final year and hoping to remain with Netwatch on successful completion of his programme.

I completed my apprenticeship in early 2021, and it has been a great experience for me from start to finish. The team I have gotten to work with, and learn from, have made this a great experience for me. It is amazing to have gone from an apprentice in early 2017 to moving into full-time employment with Netwatch as a qualified engineer, I think that is a testament to the programme itself” Jason Geoghegan, Technical Operations Engineer, Netwatch

Along with the wider Technical Operations team at Netwatch, the new recruits will be making a real difference in the security world, helping create a fearless environment for Netwatch customers.