Our wonderful corporate partners support our work in a range of ways just like our friends at Dell EMC who have partnered with us for several years getting involved in activities from corporate volunteering to puppy sponsorship.

In Summer 2019, Dell EMC kindly offered work experience to our Next Step Clients, a programme that aims to equip young people who are blind or vision impaired with the skills to manage the transition to life in college and work.

Amy Sinnott, completed this work placement and went on to further impress the team at Dell EMC with her dedication, enthusiasm, and work ethic that she has recently been offered a graduate placement in 2020.

Amy explains; “I’m extremely grateful that I could complete my internship in times of uncertainty. Without the help of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, I would not have known the benefits of working with Dell. I’m excited to represent Dell to my fellow UCC students. I am really looking forward to going back to Dell next July to start my graduate role in the Accounting Development Programme. Knowing that I have a job when I finish my degree has lifted a weight off my shoulders and I can now focus on my final year.” 

Donal Hannigan, Director of International Operations, Global External Manufacturing (GEM), Dell welcomed Amy Sinnott to Dell: “Congratulations to Amy on successfully receiving a graduate role within Dell Technologies Ireland. This was made possible initially due to our partnership with Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and their Next Steps programme. This is a great example of Dell Technologies commitment to enhancing employability as part of our TrueAbility employee resource group. Best of luck to Amy in her new role.”

A huge thank you to our wonderful partners at Dell EMC and the very best of luck to Amy with your upcoming placement from everyone at Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

To find out more about how your company can get involved with supporting our work contact johnburke@guidedogs.ie or evelynpower@guidedogs.ie.