Trainee Events

Every year the local committee organise numerous events on various weekends throughout the Summer in order to show the international trainees what Northern Ireland has to offer and to also help everyone get to know each other better. Registration for each of the events typically closes one week prior to the event. This gives the local committee time to organise and confirm numbers for the weekend.

Trainee Weekly Meetings (Every Thursday at 7p.m.)

The local committee organise a weekly meeting in order for everyone to get together and socialise. It is a good excuse to get out of Elms or Guthrie House and explore a little of Belfast as well as engage with the local populace and, of course, the wonderful Local Committee. Please check with the Facebook group I.A.E.S.T.E. N.I. Trainees 2018 for confirmation of meetings!

Facebook Group

The location of the meeting each week will be posted on the Facebook Group so if you subscribe there or check regularly then you will hear about everything going on. If you have any questions, want to purchase merchandise or want to give us deposits for the weekends then the weekly meeting is the time to do it. Hope to See you there!

The 2018 summer reception:

Dublin is the cultural and political capital of the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland's southernly neighbour. It is well known as an attractive tourist spot with many good bars and attractions; including the Guinness Storehouse and Jeannie Johnston famine ship! You will require an Irish visa to be eligible to go on this trip.

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This weekend getaway is to one of Northern Ireland's most famous locations. Highlights of the North Coast include the Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, Bushmill's whiskey distillery, Dunluce Castle, and miles of beautiful coastline landscape.

Every year IAESTE UK host a summer reception for all the incoming trainees and their employers. The aim is to celebrate the IAESTE experience and hopefully entice new business so even more people can have a fantastic traineeship in Belfast next year! This years venue is the Beautiful Belfast Castle located on the slopes of Cavehill Country Park, just off the Antrim Road.
You will receive a formal invitation. Dress code: smart.

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This weekend will show the highlights of Belfast, including a trip to the titanic museum, black taxi tours, challenges around the city and the famous IAESTE tradition of international evening - a chance to enjoy food and drink from around the world.

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A chance to get walking outdoors and see the beautiful Mourne mountains, a premier hiking spot on the Island of Ireland as well as the nearby Silent Valley reservoir. Including a night in an isolated cottage - bonfire, BBQ and a great night included

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Still want more?

We have put together a short list of some of the other places around the UK and NI that trainees might like to visit in their own time. These are merely suggestions and the LC accepts no responsibility for the events of these trips.

For EVEN MORE ideas check out the Festivals page for a short list of the known festivals in Northern Ireland throughout the year, our 'If You're Bored...' page for those random one-off events. You can also check out what our trainees got up to in previous years, there photo's are here.