Nominations are now closed for the Apprentice of the Year Awards 2013.
ApprenticeshipsNI is a Northern Ireland work-based programme designed around the needs of employers. It offers recognised training and qualifications to new and existing employees aged 16 and over, across a wide range of apprenticeships. Funding is available.
An apprenticeship can give your employee the training and qualifications they need to get ahead and meet your business needs. The qualifications are set out in a framework and are available at Levels 2 and 3. They have been devised by industry bodies together with the Sector Skills Councils and are therefore tailored to ensure they meet the needs of your industry.
An incentive payment is available for employers whose employees successfully complete the ApprenticeshipsNI programme.
Apprenticeships can help all types of businesses across a wide range of sectors harness fresh new talent. They can help equip your workforce with the practical skills and qualifications that your organisation needs now and in the future.
Many Northern Ireland companies have successfully trained their apprentices through the ApprenticeshipsNI programme and their businesses have reaped the benefits.
You may have a potential apprentice on your workforce; if not and you want to employ one, it is really like finding any other employee.