Currently only 10% of companies in Northern Ireland employ apprentices.

However, there is a turning tide and growing awareness of the benefits of apprenticeships to businesses. Many employers are looking again at entry level talent and apprenticeships are becoming more embedded in the psyche of young people and those wanting to retrain.

This online event explored apprenticeships with both employers and apprentices, and highlighted the support available.

The speakers included employers already engaged in apprenticeships, an apprentice, as well as Richard Kirk, CEO of Workplus works with companies to help them find new talent through apprenticeships.

To find out more, please email our team.

Useful resources:

BITCNI FACTSHEET Find out more about Apprenticeships

Henderson Group Apprenticeships

PwC Apprenticeships

The Parents’ Guide to National Apprenticeship Week 2022

Workplus leaflet