Insights New Apprenticeship Pathway Launched for Freight Industry in Northern Ireland
26 November 2018

New Apprenticeship Pathway Launched for Freight Industry in Northern Ireland

Employer with apprentice at port

Seetec is pleased to be expanding its apprenticeship offering in Northern Ireland with a work-based qualification in International Trade and Logistics covering air, ocean and road freight.

The International Trade and Logistics Operations pathway, which is the equivalent of NVQ 2/GCSE - grades A* - C is now available to young people seeking a new career in the logistics sector.

Operating across Belfast, Seetec recruits young people as part of the government-backed ApprenticeshipsNI programme, and has worked closely with logistic, freight and transport firms in the north to provide talented apprentices to businesses.

(Photo: Julie Gorman, Operations Manager Apprenticeships Northern Ireland)

Julie Gorman, Operations Manager for Apprenticeships Northern Ireland said: “We worked closely with our business partners and recognised calls for a qualification that met the needs of the air, ocean and road supply chain network. This qualification now gives our users a much broader choice to pursue a career in this sector. The freight industry is facing a shortage of new talent entering the trade with many young perceiving it as an unknown profession.  With customs legislation getting more complex there is an opportunity for the emergence of a talented workforce with a greater understanding of the industry and we’re delighted to be providing this to the people of Northern Ireland.”

To find out more about apprenticeships in Northern Ireland and the International Trade and Logistics Operations qualification, call 028 9030 3998.