Northern Ireland’s Department for the Economy’s Apprenticeship Challenge fund, through its “Apprenticeship Connect (NI) - Find, Match, Hire” scheme is actively seeking 16 to 24 year-olds who would like to develop a career in construction. There are currently 40 opportunities available.
Under the apprenticeship scheme, you enter employment from day one, but also have the benefit of a recognised qualification. The benefits of working from the beginning, besides the wage, is that you learn on the job. Your employer and colleagues will “show you the ropes” and will give you more and more responsibility as you progress. You will also attend a college or local training provider, one or two days per week, so as to learn the theory. That way, you get the benefits of both worlds, and get the opportunity of putting the theory into practise out in the field.
Apprenticeships are available for numerous roles, including electricians, carpenters, bricklayers, etc. and normally last between two and four years. There is currently a skills shortage in the construction industry. Also, our workforce is getting older, so the situation is not likely to get any better. This means that you will have a job for life.
The deadline is Friday the 26th of February 2021 at 1pm. For more information see:
Amanda Stevenson on 07753971878 or e-mail Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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