Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week 2021


Get ready to celebrate Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week 26-30 April 2021. Led by the Department for the Economy, the annual week-long celebration aims to raise the profile of apprenticeships across Northern Ireland by bringing together partners including local councils, employers, universities, further education colleges and private training providers. The week will offer an opportunity through a dedicated series of events and promotional activity to demonstrate how apprenticeships work for individuals, businesses, communities and the wider economy.   

The week will be an opportunity for prospective apprentices to learn about the range of apprenticeships and higher-level apprenticeships available at the College. 

SWC will be highlighting the opportunities available at the college by showcasing courses, recruitment opportunities, career pathways and industry connections and providing insights and personal experiences from past and present apprentices.  

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Tuesday 27 April 5:30-7:00pm



This event will demonstrate to prospective apprentices and employers the benefits of becoming and hiring an apprentice. Aspiring apprentices will also hear about upcoming recruitment opportunities. The Virtual event will take the format of interactive online webinars with a live Q+A function and will be hosted live on YouTube Premiere.  

Prospective apprentices are encouraged to pre-register for the event below and be in with their chance to win an £100 Amazon voucher.  

Central to the week will also be the Northern Ireland Apprenticeship awards. Three South West College apprentices have been shortlisted for the awards, which recognise apprentices who are making a significant contribution in their workplace and have shown a dedication to excel in their professional development and learning. Winners of the awards will be announced on Wednesday 28th April. 

Watch the awards here