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Apprenticeship Connect (NI)

Find, Match, Hire

The programme is now closed for both employers and prospective apprentices.  We are now in the process of shortlisting and sucessful applicants will be invited to interview in April.


Aspiring Apprentices – the industry needs you – invest in your future

Are you aged 16-24 and thinking about joining the construction industry, want an apprenticeship but not sure where to start?

Apprenticeship Connect (NI) – find, match, hire could be for you. Apprenticeship Connect (NI) helps you find the perfect apprenticeship  opportunity and matches you with an employer and is free to get involved.

An apprenticeship in construction is a great way to earn while you learn, gain qualifications and receive off the job training in your specific field.

Through this scheme CITB NI has identified 25  construction companies with over 40 opportunities which are now waiting to be matched with the right apprentices.

This is how it works

The process to get involved in Apprenticeship Connect (NI) - find, match, hire is simple:

Visit between 18th January - 26 February 2021
Select and apply for the opportunity that suits
Attend an interview with an employer and get matched by April 2021. Whilst not every aspiring  apprentice may get a match, CITB NI will provide advice and guidance to assist in continuing the search.



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Apprenticeship applications open from 18 January – 26 February 2021


CITB NI, with funding from the Department for the Economy’s Apprenticeship Challenge fund, has launched a new scheme called Apprenticeship Connect NI - find, match, hire which will help match construction employers and prospective craft apprentices.

Working in collaboration with Workplus, Apprenticeship Connect (NI) takes the hassle out of the promotion and shortlisting process to help employers promote their apprenticeship opportunities in 2021 and help apprentices find them - and we do all the work for you for no fee!

Apprenticeshp Connect (NI) is available for construction trade occupations at Level 2 and Level 3 within the industry

There is also the  opportunity for employers to claim up to £8k of available funding.

 - Download the T&C's

Employer Applications closed on Friday 8 January 2021