Workplus has announced 75 opportunities in its latest campaign as more employers embrace apprenticeships as a way to attract and mould new talent.
The My Head Start campaign aims to inspire society to see the value of apprentices and tells the stories of apprentices across Northern Ireland who are thriving in their careers and education.
Workplus applications will be open from 18-29 August and include apprenticeships in IT, Engineering, Business Admin and more, including Higher Level Apprenticeships.
The apprenticeship roles are across various levels in companies throughout Northern Ireland. Opportunities in this campaign include roles within AIB, Civica, JP Corry, and Options Technology.
Workplus has over 60 member companies, from large multi-nationals to growing SMEs, offering a coordinated campaign. Rather than applying to companies directly, applicants can apply for multiple opportunities through Workplus.
Richard Kirk, CEO of Workplus, said, “These roles are for school leavers and career changers, for high academic achievers and for those with lower grades.
An apprenticeship is about having a job from the start, and provides a superb blend of working and learning, with clear career progression and dedicated mentoring. The apprenticeship culture is growing and changing.
"At Workplus, we are working with more companies than ever before, with more organisations across the sectors catching the vision for apprenticeships.”
Emma Rea, who is completing a Higher Level Apprenticeship in Customer Service and Event Operations alongside colleague Daniel Warke at ICC Belfast | Waterfront Hall | Ulster Hall, said,
Working across three of Belfast’s most iconic venues on both conferencing and entertainment events means I will get a real breadth of experience throughout my apprenticeship, and the role I am in allows me to work collaboratively with many different departments.
The Workplus application was incredibly straightforward and I am looking forward to all of the opportunities it will undoubtedly continue to afford me.”
There will be a Workplus apprenticeship clinic taking place on Thursday 25 August for those who would like to know more about apprenticeships and the Workplus application process. You can register via Eventbrite.
Workplus runs two campaigns each year – in August and January. For further information on apprenticeship opportunities available or to apply visit www.workplus.app