Economy Minister Diane Dodds this week announced that the second annual Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week will take place from 26 to 30 April 2021.

Led by the Department for the Economy, the annual week-long celebration aims to raise the profile of apprenticeships across N.Ireland by bringing together partners including local councils, employers, universities, further education colleges and private training providers.

Through a series of mostly virtual events, the week will demonstrate the benefits of becoming an apprentice, and showcase how apprenticeships can work to strengthen and grow businesses, communities and the wider economy.

Apprenticeship partners are invited to get involved by hosting their own apprenticeship events or in collaboration with others. Anyone who would like to get involved should contact the Department by email at: [email protected].

If you are disabled and thinking of taking part in the Apprenticeships Programme, Disability Action can provide support. Contact Tony Carmichael [email protected] or Karen Smith [email protected]

Click here for details of virtual events during Apprenticeship Week