Why get involved with our Higher Level Apprenticeships?
North West Regional College has led the way in developing the Higher Level Apprenticeships framework within Northern Ireland based on strong links with academic partners and business. There is no cost to the employer for participation.
The College has secured funding to offer a number of Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA) programmes tailored to industry needs. These programmes offer employers an opportunity to ’employ clever’ through an initiative which is aimed at addressing high-level skills shortages which are increasingly evident across the region.
Companies currently involved include Fleming Agri, Fujitsu, Du Pont, McColgans, Claremount Chartered Accountants, Nuprint, FinTrU, Seagate and Terex.
What are the benefits?
- Talent Pool – Higher Level Apprenticeships enable businesses to attract and retain employees with potential, expanding workplace diversity and benefitting the local community and wider economy.
- Meet your Needs – With Higher Level Apprentices learning at work, they are able to develop the knowledge and occupational competencies demanded by specific job roles and meet the unique needs of your business.
- Productivity – Higher Level Apprentices can keep your business up-to-date with the latest techniques and technology, increasing your productivity for the future.
- Train to Work – Train the way your business works with a higher level apprentice, you are training someone for the way your business works from the start.
NWRC Business Skills Manager Sinead Hawkins explains more about the Higher Level Apprenticeships available at NWRC.