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At Northern Regional College, we work collaboratively with employers in delivering the job training and qualifications that apprentices need to complete their apprenticeship framework.

Apprenticeships are an effective and affordable way to provide training for your staff.  

Benefits to your business

Employing an apprentice can provide many benefits to your business:

  • You will be contributing to the skills need of the Northern Ireland economy - apprentices can fill any skills gaps within a workforce and can make a real contribution to your business as valued members of staff.  The Department has recently announced the introduction of 'All Age Apprenticeships' which will provide opportunities for more people to embark on an apprenticeship.
  • Apprenticeships are very cost-effective way of training with apprentices typically spending one day in College and the remaining four days working. You will be required pay the apprentices a wage (at least the national minimum wage).
  • Financial assistance - an incentive payment may be available for employers whose apprentices successfully complete their Level 2 and/or Level 3 ApprenticeshipNI framework.
  • Transfer of business knowledge as well as building stronger relationships with your local College.

Useful Resources

There are a number of resources within MentorConnect (such as the Employers’ Toolkit) available, to provide you with all the information you need to know about how Apprenticeships work.

If you are an employer and interested in finding out more how you can employ an apprentice or upskill your own employees, contact:

Sean McAleese
Training Manager
028 2566 4266 or 07554 118467

Meet the employers

Apprenticeships are an exciting opportunity for both employers and apprentices. Find out from employers who currently employ apprentices from the College on how hiring an apprentice benefits their business as well as how their relationship with both the College and apprentice works.

D P Brickwork Ltd
David Patterson, D P Brickwork Ltd
David Patterson
Richard McGowan, Galgorm
Richard McGowan
Staff Engagement Officer
GES Group
David Moore, GES Group
David Moore
Managing Director
Grove Mechanical Service
Gary McMullan, Grove Mechanical Service
Gary McMullan
Managing Director
Gary Purdy, McCue
Gary Purdy
Managing Director
Moore Concrete
Neil Hunter, Moore Concrete
Neil Hunter
Apprentice Mentor
Sperrin Metal Products
Peter Gormley, Sperrin Metal Products
Peter Gormley
Managing Director
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