North West Regional College, supported by the Department for the Economy (DfE), Ulster University, Accounting Technicians Ireland and many leading employers across the North West region are delighted to announce further development of a major new employment initiative for the North West Region.
The College has secured funding to offer a number of Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA) programmes tailored to industry needs. These
programmes will 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 recruiting include Fujitsu, Du Pont , Claremount Chartered Accountants, Moore Stephens, Fast Technologies & Nu Print Technologies,
A Higher Level Apprenticeship is a unique work-based programme which enables participants to earn while they learn and gain a nationally recognised higher level qualification. Successful candidates will be employed in a company relevant to their chosen profession to gain valuable experience over a 2 or 3 year period. This experience will feature a close mentoring relationship and academic support provided by North West Regional College as they progress through the relevant higher level qualification.
The Higher Level Apprenticeship programme is widely recognised as the best combination of on the job training and employee higher level study available. The programme offers employees the opportunity to gain a level 4 / 5 qualification. In addition the programme aims to improve business practice by developing a progressively skilled workforce essential for today’s competitive economic climate.
North West Regional College has led the way in developing the Higher Level Apprenticeship provision within Northern Ireland based on strong links with academic partners and business.
The College is now offering new programmes in the following areas:
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Accountancy – IATI Accounting Technicians
- International Hospitality and Tourism Management /International Travel and Tourism Management
- Software Development
- Civil Engineering