Training & Apprenticeships

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Apprenticeships - Employed

An apprenticeship is a 'job' from day one which includes a combination of on and off-the-job training.

An apprentice also receives ‘off-the-job’ training, usually on a day-release basis with a training provider, to work towards achieving vocational qualifications.

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NI Traineeships – Non-employed

The NI Traineeship scheme provides a high-quality vocational and training programme aimed at anyone from school leaving age upwards who aspires to work in a specific sector.

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Higher Level Apprenticeships

An HLA is a Level 4/5 Qualification for new employees or for existing employees who are upskilling/entering a new job role.

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Skills for Life and Work

Skills for Life and Work is designed for young people aged 16 - 17, with extended age eligibility for young people with a disability up to age 22 and up to age 24 for those from an in-care background.

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Employing an Apprentice

Apprenticeships are a great way to boost your business and harness fresh new talent!

SERC offers a range of support to employers interested in recruiting an apprentice. Avail of our recruitment support or link with our Apprenticeship Development Mangers to access our pool of candidates.

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Taking on a Trainee

Through the new Traineeship Programme, employers can access a pipeline of talent and learners, and participants can receive the opportunity to develop cutting edge skills and knowledge, enhancing their employability and future career path.

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MentorConnect is a package of resources for employers and apprentices, which will improve the support provided to apprentices and provide everyone involved with an understanding of how Apprenticeships work.

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