Are you an electrical contractor?
Have you thought about taking on an apprentice?
Employers across Northern Ireland are well aware of the ever-increasing skills gap and shortage of qualified electricians. If you haven’t already considered taking on an apprentice, then perhaps now is a good time to start. Recruiting apprentices into your business is a worthwhile investment if you want to grow your own talent and develop a motivated, skilled, and qualified workforce.
There is high demand from school leavers and those seeking a career change to join the industry recognised NVQ Level 3 Electrical Installation Apprenticeship programme.
This week celebrates National Apprenticeship Week, running from 6th February to Sunday 12th February 2023. This annual event aims to promote the value of apprenticeships and raise awareness about the opportunities they offer to individuals and employers. The week-long event brings together apprentices, employers, training providers, and other stakeholders to celebrate the achievements of apprentices and showcase the many benefits of apprenticeships. Various activities and events are held across the country, including open days at training centres, webinars, workshops, skills competitions, and many networking opportunities.
Apprenticeships provide a unique combination of on-the-job training and classroom-based learning, enabling individuals to gain both practical skills and knowledge. Whether someone is just starting their career or wanting to change their job, an electrical installation apprenticeship can be a great choice with lots of career progression opportunities.
To find out more on what’s involved in recruiting an electrical apprentice visit https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/electrotechnical-level-3-apprenticeship-framework
Also, check out the link below for more details on the live events, resources and expert advice on offer this week, and take the time to explore whether recruiting an apprentice is right for you and your business https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/apprenticeship-week-events