Training and Apprenticeship Opportunities

As an apprentice you learn and earn at the same time. Our new Traineeship programme offers work experience as well as college-based vocational learning. We also offer a Skills for Life and Work course which paves the way for further training or employment

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Traineeships – Non-employed Pathway

The Traineeship scheme provides a high-quality vocational and training programme aimed at anyone from school leaving age upwards who aspires to work in a specific sector.

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Apprenticeships - Employed Pathway

An Apprenticeship is a 'job' from day one which includes a combination of on and off-the-job training.

An apprentice also receives ‘off-the-job’ training, usually on a day-release basis with a training provider, to work towards achieving vocational qualifications.

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Skills for Life and Work

Skills for Life and Work is designed for young people aged 16 - 17, with extended age eligibility for young people with a disability up to age 22 and up to age 24 for those from an in-care background.

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Every apprentice who studies at South Eastern Regional College will receive an extremely high level of support.

Tutors will be on hand to offer any support needed during class time and you will be assigned a training support officer who will deal with any other issues which may arise while studying at SERC.

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SERC engages with hundreds of local employers to provide job opportunities for young people.

We are working with some of Northern Irelands most prestigious business’ and trying to secure jobs in a wide range of vocational areas.

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MentorConnect is a package of resources for employers and apprentices, which will improve the support provided to apprentices and provide everyone involved with an understanding of how Apprenticeships work.

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College Connect

This is a one-year programme commencing in September 2021.

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