Bangor based training specialist DMS has been appointed by the Irish Civil Service to deliver a range of CIPD qualification programmes, working with individuals across 13 government departments.
The deal comes as part of the recently-launched Civil Service People Strategy 2017-2020 and the Co Down firm has worked with representatives from the civil service to ensure that the units and modules chosen for study were aligned with the key strategic drivers from the strategy, which included being recognised as an employer of choice, building the workforce of the future and positioning HR as a strategic driver.
The selected units and modules will enable candidates to reflect on their everyday roles and draw on their experiences as they explore a diverse range of Human Resource topic areas.
“I’m delighted to see that HR is positioned as an effective driver to implement the Irish Civil Service People Strategy,” said the compmany’s managing director Lynn Carson.
“At DMS we are committed to supporting the professionalisation of HR and to the continuous professional development of our candidates.
“We work with each of them to enhance their knowledge and develop behaviours that will enable them to advance in their HR career, while adding value to their organisation.’
DMS Ireland was established in 1999 as a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) centre and currently offers the full range of CIPD Human Resource & Learning & Development qualifications at foundation, intermediate and advanced levels.
As well as the full Certificate/Diploma Qualifications, DMS Ireland also offers short Accredited Awards and HR/L&D masterclasses.
As well as its Bangor headquarters, DMS Ireland has offices and associates working throughout Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic as well as mainland UK with a team of consultants with extensive experience from the private, public and voluntary sector.