ApprenticeshipsNI

Apprenticeships are all about giving your employees the skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future. Learning is vocational, based around an employee’s everyday role and responsibilities, with additional training and support provided by Rutledge.

Apprenticeships are the proven way to train your workforce. They can and will make your organisation more effective, productive and competitive by addressing your skills gaps directly.

Employees must meet eligibility criteria and Employers must allow directed training to take place during contracted working hours. For further information on eligibility criteria contact your local Rutledge office.

ApprenticeshipsNI is a training programme aimed at up-skilling your workforce and addressing your training needs. ApprenticeshipsNI programme allows your staff to gain accredited qualifications in their industry whilst developing new skills to further meet your business needs. We offer a range of both professional and technical work based learning that your staff and Northern Ireland businesses require.

ApprenticeshipsNI Programme trains your employees allowing your business to grow.

ApprenticeshipsNI Programme ensures that your staff have the practical skills to do the job. With on-the-job training you can ensure they attain the knowledge and skills that works best for your company.

ApprenticeshipsNI Programmes

Entry Requirements:

  • NI Private Business.
  • Staff must be upskilling.
  • Training is in the employees skill area.
  • Employees are contracted for 21hrs or more per week.

The Department for Employment fund directed training for the duration of the ApprenticeshipsNI Programme. Employer incentives are available from £500 to £1,500, the bonus depending on the occupational area.

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  • Apprenticeships NI
  • Department of Learning and Employment
  • European Union - European Social Fund