NI Apprenticeship Week 2022

Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week 2022

SERC is hosting a series of face-to-face and live online activities during Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week, which runs 7-11 February. The week-long initiative will highlight what is on offer for young people considering the apprenticeship route, and for employers who want to grow and strengthen their business by recruiting an apprentice.

The annual event is led by the Department for the Economy and provides a platform for SERC to celebrate the College’s partnerships with employers in supporting the next generation of professionals.

Events for potential apprentices, their parents and employers include presentations by our Apprenticeship Development Managers to highlight new apprenticeship areas and “Ask Me Anything” live Q & A sessions. There will also be the opportunity to visit and tour our campuses, where you can speak to the team and ‘Have a Go’ at hands-on activities across different subject areas.

Click the button below to view a schedule of events and book your place.

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Potential apprentices, their parents and employers can contact SERC’s apprentice team at:

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Apprenticeship Partners

SERC partners with 750 employers to offer 11000 Apprenticeships in skills ranging from Accountancy to Childcare, from Catering to Plumbing, from Fire and Security Systems to Pharmacy Services and many other areas of employment. In addition, the College is working in partnership with H & J Martin and the Automatic Door Suppliers Association to develop new apprenticeships for the Automated Entrances Industry.

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Apprentice Mentoring Project

MentorConnect is a package of resources for employers and apprentices. Mentor Connect improves on the support given to apprentices and provides everyone involved with an understanding of how Apprenticeships work.

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Apprenticeship Success Stories

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Lauren Johnston - Level 3 Mechatronics Engineering Apprentice

“As part of my course I have completed a range of modules which tie in nicely with the jobs I carry out within the workplace. On completion of my Level 2, I felt a lot more confident in carrying out fabrication jobs and using machinery which I was able to implement in the workplace. For my Level 3 studies, I have developed a good combination of theoretical learning within the college and then having a practical portfolio in work to go alongside this. My tutors at SERC give exceptional support and reassurance as you progress through your course. Personally, I feel having the blended learning approach is a great way to learn and develop skills as you are doing the job whilst learning.”


Ciaran Brennan - Level 2 Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship

"Learning on the job and in College suits me in that I am continually building on my knowledge. I like the variety of the apprenticeship as one day I could be working on a heavy vehicle and another day, working on a car. The College facilities are brilliant – everything you need to learn is there, and I have found the lecturers approachable and knowledgeable. They give one hundred percent and expect the same back and are encouraging. My plan is to progress to the Level 3 and then Level 4. If anyone is interested in the mix of hands-on and study, then I would say this is the best option and I would encourage anyone moving on from school to include apprenticeships in their research."

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