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Career Accelerator

Mentorship

This is a structured mentoring initiative that provides APNI members opportunity for skills development and 1:1 career mentorship. participants will develop employable skills, upskill and connect with mentors who are experienced senior leaders in the industry. 

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Why Should You Participate?

Accelerate or upskill for special career or role interest. Develop soft and hard skills through one-to-one mentorship, build relationship, grow your network with experienced leaders at Salesforce as your mentor. 

Career Development

Learn specific skills through 5 course, tailored training paths to your career aspiration or goals. Earn badges and skills that can be used on LinkedIn profile and in interviews. 

Professional Skills

Opportunity to gain insights to recruitment processes and career path; understand what qualities companies look for in candidates. Job opportunities available in organizations  and more. 

Pathway to Recruitment


BOI x APNI Career Accelerator 2024 Program Overview 

The Spring Career Accelerator Mentorship is finally here and this year, in partnership with Bank of Ireland (BOI), it is coming back with an exciting twist. We are thrilled to announce the pilot of the integration of BOI’s Group Internship Programme into our annual Career Accelerator which will offer four successful candidates an opportunity to gain work experience, build a professional network, develop their skills and capabilities, all while receiving mentoring from BOI’s top talent within Group Risk.

There are 4 roles within the programme:

  • Central Compliance:

  • Financial Crime

  • Risk Assurance

  • Credit Risk

 

Internship start date: June 2024

Duration: 4 months, Monday- Friday, 9am - 5pm

Location: Bank Of Ireland Dublin Office 

 

Who is the opportunity suitable for? 

  • Early careers professionals 

  • 3rd level students

  • Anyone looking to make a career pivot into financial services 

Enterprise Mobility

2.) Enterprise Mobility

• Launched June 2023 online in partnership with Enterprise

• The program kicked off Late June - September 2023

• APNI recruited 7 mentees. Salesforce provided 7+ mentors, delivered one-on-one mentorship, introductory workshops and leadership and communication skills workshop

• Skills development: HR, communication, job interviews, personality tests.

• Ongoing job placement activity for 2 mentees.

Enterprise Mobility

Past Career Accelerator Programs

1.) Salesforce Program

 • Launched February 2022 at The Importance of Mentorship event in partnership with Salesforce/BOLDforce.

• The Pilot program kicked off April - July 2022

• APNI recruited 13 mentees. Salesforce provided 13+ mentors, delivered 4 group workshops.

• Skills development: HR, Project management, Customer success, Sales & Marketing, Finance.

Salesforce

Testimonials

From March to July 2022, Salesforce through #Boldforce X African Professional Network of Ireland ran a mentorship program. Both teams, through competent people like EYERUSALIEM (Yoursalem) GHEBREZGHI, Fanta Traore, Emily Keep, Lynn O., Edima Inyang and many more, shared a lot of value. They sacrificed their time and energy for the program. I am forever grateful to both teams for having granted me and many others the opportunity. To the teams at Salesforce and African Professional Network of Ireland, I thank you.

Samuel Kaburu

Samuel kaburu

Participant

African Professional Network of Ireland was thankfully one of the first professional networks I learned about when I moved to Dublin from California. Their website announced a Boldforce Mentorship Program through Salesforce and I eagerly applied. Fast forward 3 months, I am exiting the personal development programme with an amazing mentor Sandra Elias who equipped me with practical recruitment tools and helped me recognize my potential . So grateful to APNI for  organizing things like this that help me find my footing and build my network in the IE! 

Ngozi Elobuike

Ngozi Elobuike

Participant

From March to July 2022, Salesforce through #Boldforce X African Professional Network of Ireland ran a mentorship program. Both teams, through competent people like EYERUSALIEM (Yoursalem) GHEBREZGHI, Fanta Traore, Emily Keep, Lynn O., Edima Inyang and many more, shared a lot of value. They sacrificed their time and energy for the
program. I am forever grateful to both teams for having granted me and many others the opportunity. To the teams at Salesforce and African Professional Network of Ireland, I thank you.

Samuel Kaburu

Samuel kaburu

Participant

Career Accelerator Feedback

Our amazing young people who have taken part in our programmes tell us about their experience and achievements with Career Accelerator.

Glory Joseph

Glory was mentored by Tara Byrne who is a  Group Vehicle Repair Manager for Ireland.

Q: How are your expectations affected after the first session with your mentor? Positive or negative? Please expatiate.

A: I am excited. She has a wide range of experience, she will teach me a lot of valuable skills.

Q: What were the valuable aspects of your session with your mentor?

A: I got to know her and learn about her career journey and how she navigates herself in the workplace.

Chibuzo Nwaeze

Chibuzo was mentored by Donncha Kelly who is Talent Development Manage

Q: How are your expectations affected after the first session with your mentor? Positive or negative? Please expatiate.

A: Positive. We aligned our goals for the mentorship program and worked on a roadmap to achieving our goals.

Q: What were the valuable aspects of your session with your mentor?

A: Aligning our goal

Daphne Babirye

Glory was mentored by Aisling McCabe who is a Vehicle Acquisition Manager

Q: How are your expectations affected after the first session with your mentor? Positive or negative? Please expatiate.

A: Positive, We discussed our expectations and how to achieve then, including how will shall track progress.

Q: What were the valuable aspects of your session with your mentor?

A: She is very willing to support me in achieving my expectations and also utilize her network in areas where she might not be a subject experr

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