We’re brewing up this Christmas for NSPCC

Aurion is a great place to work: we’ve the best bunch of designers, developers, innovators, educationalists and eLearning gurus EVER, if we do say so ourselves! But our small company is more than just work and play; we are a really generous bunch too.

Over the years, our commitments to both community and charity have not only been recognised with awards, but by giving a little something back, our team have also gained a big dollop of gratification.3 cute christmas mugs merry christmas

This year won’t be any different.

We consider our community and charitable involvements to be a vital role of any responsible organisation and take great pride in the support we are able to offer our chosen causes.

This Christmas, Aurion Learning are proud to support NSPCC NI, a charity that is very dear to us, as we had the pleasure of working with the NSPCC NI’s amazing education team to design and develop ‘Keeping Safe’ –  a suite of learning resources that would teach primary school children about keeping safe from abuse.

So in the season of goodwill and in our very modest efforts to raise awareness of the wonderful work that this charity does, we are brewing up and hosting a coffee morning later this week to raise funds for their cause, which we hope will help and contribute in some small way to support children across Northern Ireland.

It’s certain that our coffee brewing and brownie baking skills are not on par with our custom eLearning development skills, but we will give it a shot and hey – everyone loves cake!

If, like us, you’d like to make a donation and help NSPCC fight for every childhood, you can do so online.

The Aurion family would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. In particular to our clients and partners that we’ve had the pleasure of working with this year,

THANK YOU!

We look forward to working with you in 2017 and indeed the years to come! 

Placement students share their experience of Aurion

Aquinas placement students

Aqcuinas A Level Students Conor Loughran and Matthew Smith getting the low-down on web development and motion graphics from Christopher McAuley, Graphic Designer at Aurion Learning 

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment to create opportunities for young people to learn new skills and prepare them for a career in the chosen field, we take students on both short and long term work-based learning placements each year

Over the past few weeks, we’ve provided local A level students from Aquinas Grammar School and The Royal Belfast Academical Institution with an insight into web development and graphic design.

These week long placements are very much a ‘hands-on’ approach, each student is paired with an experienced member of our team and is mentored and coached on developing new skills and teaching the students some tricks of the trade.

Aquinas students, Matthew Smith and Conor Loughran were able to put their newly acquired skills into action and recorded an account their experience with Aurion. Take a look:

Having provided full-time permanent employment to our previous placement students and our former collaboration with Business in the Community’s Charter Work Inspiration, we know that students benefit greatly from these opportunities. Students not only gain experience and a greater understanding of the work place and learn how important it is to master the various skills required to carry out a job function, these placement opportunities also help reduce barriers to employment.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll once again team up with Queens University Belfast to offer yearlong work-based placements for undergraduates, details on how to apply will be announced soon.

We’d like to wish all our placement studies the very best of luck with the rest of their studies and A Level exams.