The MEGA (Manufacturing & Engineering Growth & Advancement) Network has been created by the support of Invest NI and Mid Ulster Council to address the immediate and medium-term skills shortages in the manufacturing and engineering industries in the Mid-Ulster area.
MEGA is unique in that we are an industry led collaborative network who are working together to address skills shortages and employability issues in the region. The MEGA Apprenticeship Model sets out the various apprenticeships on offer by the manufacturing and engineering companies who are members of the network.
The MEGA Apprenticeship Model describes what an apprenticeship is, its benefits, the entry criteria and the pathway involved.
The MEGA Apprenticeship Model describes what an apprenticeship is, its benefits, the entry criteria and the pathway involved. The purpose of the model is to standardise the apprentice programme, adopted by all the network companies, to ensure the apprentice gains a work experience of equal quality and of the highest standard for their future career.
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship offers hands on experience, comprehensive training and a technical qualification all whilst earning a salary. Apprenticeships will give you the skills, knowledge and behaviours to succeed in your career.
Apprenticeship levels are equivalent to:
• Level 2 (5x GCSEs)
• Level 3 (2x A Levels)
• Levels 4 and 5 (Foundation degree)
• Levels 6 and above (Bachelor or Master’s degree)
More information here: Mega Apprenticeship Model 2021