An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying assessment and skills development programme. It is a way for individuals to earn while they learn, gaining valuable skills and knowledge in a specific job role. The apprentice gains this through a wide mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practise new skills in a real work environment. Apprenticeships benefit employers and individuals, and by boosting the skills of the workforce they help to improve economic productivity.
The Department currently offers two apprenticeships, and are developing a third one to be launched shortly.
The start dates for our apprenticeship programmes differes from University term dates. For further information, please visit the apprenticeship term dates webpage.