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Apprenticeships explained

The Apprenticeships programme offers training to 16 year olds and over across a wide range of apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships

The types of apprenticeship and the qualifications for each are set out in what is known as a framework. There are currently three levels to choose from

Apprenticeships training suppliers

Find out who delivers apprenticeship training in your area. You and your employer must speak to one of these training suppliers to arrange your ‘off- the-job’ training

Getting started on the Apprenticeships programme

If you are interested in becoming an apprentice under the Apprenticeships programme, you must be in a job or have found an employer who is willing to take you on as an apprentice

Apprentice of the Year Awards

Gavin Boyle, an electrical installation apprentice from Londonderry, has been awarded the prestigious title of the Apprentice of the Year 2015 at an awards ceremony at Riddel Hall (QUB) Belfast.

Apprentice of the Year 2015 success stories

Read stories from winners and finalists of recent Apprentice of the Year awards

Contact the helpline

If you are unsure about which apprenticeship you want to follow or just need more information on what the Apprenticeships programme can do for you, contact the helpline:

  • Apprenticeships helpline: 0300 200 7876
  • Textphone: 0800 3280 824