APPRENTICESHIP WEEK 2021
The second annual Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week will take place from 26 to 30 April 2021.
Led by the Department for the Economy, the annual week-long celebration aims to raise the profile of apprenticeships across Northern Ireland by bringing together partners including local councils, employers, universities, further education colleges and private training providers.
Through a series of mostly virtual events, the week will demonstrate the benefits of becoming an apprentice, and showcase how apprenticeships can work to strengthen and grow businesses, communities and the wider economy.
Click on the tiles to see events and for more information about getting involved.
APPRENTICESHIPS & PATHWAYS
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.
In Northern Ireland, there are many apprenticeship paths within Northern Ireland. Here’s some more information to help you make decisions about apprenticeships as well as supports on offer.
Apprenticeships are a bloodline to the Manufacturing sector and our work in this area continues to focus on;
- Maintaining and supporting existing apprenticeships
- Continuing to support and promote a new pipeline through schools and colleges
- Continuing to promote vocational training and work-based learning
Manufacturing NI participated on the central working group which helped to deliver the inaugural apprenticeship NI week in February 2020 and April 2021
Having worked closed with the Skills Branch of The Department of Economy since the start of the pandemic, we welcomed the recent decisive action taken to introduce a series of much needed financial support to recruit and retain apprenticeships during this difficult time.
Details of schemes
Connect to Success & other opportunities
The Connect to Success Portal is an advertising platform for Employers to advertise Apprenticeships and Work Experience Opportunities.
Click here to advertise a vacancy on the Connect to Success Portal.
For ease of reference please also see this guidance, which may help
All Apprenticeship and Work Experience Opportunities can be found here
Other useful links:
This toolkit will help your business deal with trade and migration issues
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