Employers Guide to Apprenticeships
The Department for the Economy have published the Employer's Guide to Apprenticeships, which can be accessed here as well as appointing 43 organisations based throughout Northern Ireland to deliver Training for Success and ApprenticeshipsNI programmes.
Thirty seven training providers have been appointed to deliver the ApprenticeshipsNI programme. The programme offers apprenticeship training across a wide range of industry sectors and occupations. There are many benefits from employing an apprentice including helping apprentices develop the specialist skills that businesses need to help keep pace with latest technology and working practices. Many employers have reported that by employing apprentices they have realised a growth and improvement in productivity in their businesses, coupled with a real sense of contributing to the skills need of the Northern Ireland economy.
Thirty training providers have been appointed to deliver the Training for Success programme. This training programme helps young people gain skills and the recognised qualifications needed to progress in their chosen career. The two year programme is designed for young people aged 16-17 who are not in full time education or employment, with extended eligibility up to 22 years for those with a disability, and up to 24 years for those who qualify under the Children (Leaving Care) Act (NI) (2002).
A full list of suppliers of both programmes is available here