Current News

MoS Cannon launches NFQ Level 6 Certificates developed by FEXCO and IT Tralee

Jun 15, 2014

MoS Cannon launches NFQ Level 6 Certificates developed by FEXCO and IT Tralee

 Investment in employees key to FEXCO’s international expansion with more than 150 new jobs created since 2013

FEXCO, Ireland’s most successful multinational financial services and business solutions provider, has today, along with the Minister of State for Education and Skills, Ciaran Cannon TD, and the Head of Development of the Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT), Brid McElligott, launched two IT Tralee Certificates in Sales Through Service and Team Leadership at National Framework of Qualification (NFQ) Level 6, which were developed by FEXCO and IT Tralee for employees to further their education and skills.

Speaking at today’s announcement, Minister of State for Education and Skills (MBSO), Ciaran Cannon TD, said: ‘Ireland is renowned for producing highly skilled workers and, in order for us to remain competitive, it is crucial that employers such as FEXCO continue to invest in their employees and provide them with opportunities to further enhance their skills. This collaboration with IT Tralee is an excellent example of how private sector organisations and third level institutions can work together to achieve accredited certifications which provide employees with recognised qualifications to advance their career’.

CEO of FEXCO’s Managed Business Solutions and Outsourcing division, Denis Creighton, said: ‘FEXCO’s workforce has grown over the last number of years as the organisation has expanded internationally. With 1,100 employees in Ireland and a further 1,000 located in 28 countries across the world, we understand how important it is to invest in the development of our employees so that they are equipped with the necessary skills to further their career and enable them to be the best at what they do’.

“Our partnership with IT Tralee is one such example of our commitment to supporting our employees. FEXCO’s MBSO division operates out of three contact centres in Ireland, and is the leading supplier of business solutions and outsourcing in Ireland, and the Certificates in Sales Through Service and Team Leadership offers our employees a unique opportunity to further their education. We recognise that our talented and skilled workforce has been the key to our success over the last 33 years, and organisations that we work with recognise that we have the experience, knowledge, expertise and skilled workforce to engage with their customers and deliver the optimum solution to help them grow their business.”

Dr. Oliver Murphy, President of IT Tralee, in welcoming this initiative said: ‘The Institute of Technology Tralee is proud to see the launch of these two programmes. Both were designed in close cooperation between ITT lecturers and FEXCO to create awards that are aligned to the national framework of qualifications so they enable participants to gain a recognisable third level qualification, whilst at the same time helping FEXCO achieve the enhanced knowledge and skills they are looking for. From the ITT perspective, this initiative is exactly the kind of employer collaboration and local impact that the institute seeks to engage in’.

FEXCO prides itself on supporting an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit among its employees. Talent management is a key to this success and FEXCO has an extensive programme in place to develop employees so that every opportunity is made available to them in order to support their career development. As part of this strategy, FEXCO has developed a comprehensive programme of HR initiatives, including performance management and development, a group-wide approach to talent assessment and development, as well as a structured graduate programme with students from leading universities across the country. Forty summer interns will also join the company this year to work in various divisions throughout the country. There is also an extensive educational assistance programme in place, as well as access to a 24/7 e-learning platform.

This programme development is a collaboration between the School of Business and the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (CEED) at IT, Tralee.