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Centre for Skills & Apprenticeships

The Centre for Skills and Apprenticeships welcomes all those interested in Training, Apprenticeships and Higher Level Apprenticeships and we offer a range of pathways to help advance your education and career across a broad and diverse range of professional and technical areas.

Skills and Apprenticeships provide a professional and technical career pathway and present an exciting opportunity to upskill in your chosen profession whilst working towards accredited qualifications. The Skills  programmes offers a valuable opportunity to gain paid work experience allowing you to explore the career you want to pursue and progress on to an employed Apprenticeship.

The Apprenticeship and Higher Level Apprenticeship pathways offer you the opportunity to earn while you learn, permitting you to gain valuable industry recognised qualifications from Level 2 through to a Level 5 Foundation Degree, allowing you to realise your potential and become a professional in your chosen field. Our aim is to help you decide on your chosen pathway via our broad range of Skills & Apprenticeship programmes and qualifications offered and we look forward to receiving your application.

Contact Us
Email: Apprenticeships@belfastmet.ac.uk / Phone: 028 9026 5234

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When working as an apprentice you will earn while you learn, work alongside experienced professional staff, receive off-the-job specific training and gain valuable accredited recognised qualifications.



How Apprenticeships Work
(Employed Pathway)
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The Traineeship scheme provides a high-quality vocational and training programme aimed at anyone from school leaving age upwards who aspires to work in a specific sector.Each Traineeship has been developed with employers to ensure that what you learn and the skills you develop are what employers are looking for.

NI Traineeships
(Non-employed Pathway)
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HLAs offer a pathway for learners to gain Level 4 & Level 5 qualifications whilst actively working in paid employment with partner employers. The entry requirements for HLAs target both those with A-Levels who wish to explore a different learning journey and provides a valuable upskilling opportunity for current employees seeking to develop new skills

Higher Level Apprenticeships
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Work Based Learning, in conjunction with local employers, is a critical element of Traineeships. Placement in a suitable work environment makes the learning ‘real’ and supports the development of work ready skills. Belfast Met is currently seeking to partner with employers to provide work-based learning placements.

Traineeships - Employers

Employ an Apprentice

Belfast Met is here to help you every step of the way! Employing an apprentice can have many benefits for your business including increased productivity, improved competitiveness, develop a competent workforce and much more.

An Apprentice can be a new or existing employee starting a new position and the process for employing an apprentice is like recruiting any other employee.

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IT Apprenticeship

Applications open from 1st March to 14th June 2024

Gain IT skills and experience with excellent employer opportunities and training delivered by Northern Ireland’s designated Digital IT Curriculum Hub.

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Mentor Connect

MentorConnect is a package of resources for employers and apprentices, which will improve the support provided to apprentices and provide everyone involved with an understanding of how Apprenticeships work.

there are three elements to MentorConnect; The Employer, The Mentor and the Apprentice.


Learn more about MentorConnect

Skills & Apprenticeships

Learn about the Skills Training options available under our College Connect and Traineeship programmes. You will also find out more about our Apprenticeship and Higher-Level Apprenticeship options.