Pictured at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2022 is newly qualified Electronic Security Systems Engineers, Jason Geogheghan and Oisin Leonard.

Monday the 17th of October marked an exciting day for Carlow-based Netwatch apprentices, Oisin Leonard and Jason Geoghegan. They qualified as Electronic Security Systems Engineers at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2022, following a successful four-year’s training with the Netwatch Technical Operations Team.

‘It was great to be involved in this apprenticeship programme from the beginning. These programmes are a great way to learn and build a career; the skills gained working with the likes of experienced Netwatch Engineers are invaluable. We are very lucky to now have Oisin and Jason with us full-time, they have great futures ahead of them.’ commented Mick Lowry, Technical Operations Manager, Netwatch

Since joining the Netwatch Technical Operations team as apprentices in early 2017, Oisin and Jason gained valuable experience under the guidance of experts in the field to develop skills in CCTV, Fire & Intruder alarms and Access Control systems. There are two main aspects to the programme; in-house training with Netwatch for practical and “on the job” experience, and off-the-job phases in Solas accredited training centres.

Organised by Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB) for the South-East region, the Apprenticeship Awards recognise the achievements of apprentices who have finished four years of study. Graduates were presented with their awards by Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage Malcolm Noonan, TD. In his address Minister Noonan highlighted that over 8,400 employers across 16 industry sectors in Ireland are now using apprenticeships to attract and grow their talent.

Along with the wider Technical Operations team at Netwatch, Jason and Oisin are making a real difference in the security world, helping create a fearless environment for Netwatch customers.