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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, Terex.

Apprenticeship Recovery Programme

The Department for the Economy have extended their apprentice recovery scheme until the 31st March 2022. This scheme is open to employers who take on an apprentice participating in the DFE funded ApprenticeshipsNI or Higher Level Apprenticeship programmes with up to £3,000 available to employers for each new apprenticeship opportunity created between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2022.

If you have any queries please email

Apprentice Recovery Programme

What are the benefits?

  • Talent Pool
    Higher Level Apprenticeships enable businesses to attract and retain employees with potential, expanding workplace diversity and benefiting 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.

Find out more

Contact us today to find out how a Higher Level Apprentice could benefit your business. Complete the enquiry form below, email or call 028 7127 6000.

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