Warm Reception from Businesses for New ‘ApprenticeshipsNI’ Support
Seetec attended the Annual NI Chambers Networking Conference & Business Showcase in Belfast for the first time on the 12th September.
Employers were keen to find out more about the new ApprenticeshipsNI provision, which will help businesses grow their own talent, either by new entrants into a position or supporting existing staff in new roles that require substantial training and development to increase their skills. Employers were particularly interested to learn about the on-going support available to them free of charge from Seetec.
Over the coming months Seetec, who have been appointed as an ApprenticeshipsNI Training Contractor by the Department for the Economy, will be able to offer hundreds of employees aged 16-24 apprenticeship opportunities in a variety of disciplines such as warehousing and storage, social media and digital skills, logistics, aviation and supply chain management. Limited apprenticeships are also available to employees aged 25 and above in economically important sectors. Apprenticeships are available at Level 2 (GCSE equivalent) or more advanced Level 3 (A Level equivalent).
Barry Cruickshank, Seetec Employment Services Consultant said: “We were really encouraged by the discussions we had with the businesses at the Showcase. Employers demonstrated an admirable openness to creating space within their organisations for new and existing employees to gain crucial early-career work experience and to bring fresh perspectives and the latest skills to Northern Ireland businesses.”
By engaging with the ApprenticeshipsNI scheme, employers can take a pro-active role in developing the talent-pool to suit the demands of their business, all with the support of the Seetec team.
ApprenticeshipsNI is part-funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014 – 2020 and the Department for the Economy.
To find out more visit: www.seetec.co.uk/employer/ni