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ApprenticeshipsNI in Belfast Met


You must:

  • Have attained the minimum school leaving age
  • Be in or about to take up permanent paid employment with a Northern Ireland-based company
  • Have the potential to successfully complete all the requirements of your training programme 
  • Meet any health requirements (eg colour vision) specific to the occupation of your choice
  • Have achieved any necessary entry academic qualifications (eg GCSE) as required within your occupational area
  • Pass any aptitude/entry tests specified by the College relevant to the occupational sector.


Key Elements of Apprenticeships

  • Permanent paid employment (a minimum of 21 contracted hours per week with one employer, which includes day release/off-the-job training) from day one.
  • Payment  of a wage in line with the National Minimum Wage regulations.
  • A Professional and Technical qualification including College-based training, Essential Skills (where applicable), and structured workplace training.
  • A Personal Training Plan (PTP) that is discussed and agreed between BelfastMet, you and your employer and which details the progression route for achieving the agreed qualifications.
  • A delivery agreement between you, BelfastMet and your employer, outlining the roles and responsibilities of each.

For further information:

Telephone: 028 9026 5433 or Email: apprenticeships[AT]belfastmet[DOT]ac[DOT]uk