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Apprenticeship Grants

Over the past 3 years CITB NI have increased apprenticeship grants in an effort to meet skills shortages in traditional trades such as bricklayers, joiners and roofers.

Throughout this time an additional 254 apprentices have joined the industry and due to the successful uptake of the apprenticeship grant in recent years, CITB NI have enhanced the grant by a further 25%. This means that £6,500 can be claimed for a fully employed apprentice over a 3-year period. There is also a £1,500 grant available from the Department for the Economy for employers who take on an apprentice from the very start right through to completion of NVQ Level 2 and 3.

Apprenticeship Grant Rates

Year 1 Employment Grant £1,500 Running Total
Year 2 Employment Grant £1,500 £3,000
VQ Level 2 Achievement £1,000 £4,000
Year 3 Employment Grant £1,000 £5000
VQ Level 3 Achievement £1,500 £6,500

*Terms and conditions apply

Information on Apprenticeship NI Providers

Information on all other construction related courses

Please note these lists are not exhaustive contact your local training provider/college for clarification of training offered.

Click here to visit the CITB NI grants web page were you can apply for an apprenticeship grant.

Useful Resources

CITB NI have published 4 detailed guides to help with all the relevant information relating to apprenticeships. Please download what is relevant to you for the latest information available.

A Guide to Construction Apprenticeships for Employers

A Guide to Construction Apprenticeships for Students

A Guide to Construction Apprenticeships for Parents/Guardians

10 Reasons why you Should Employ an Apprentice


Useful Links

Employers interested in taking on an apprentice can find further information in the Employers Guide to Apprenticeships available on the Department for the Economy website at

Connect to Success NI (

What types of Apprenticeships Exist?

Find Opportunities -  Apprenticeship and school work experience opportunities will be advertised on Connect to Success NI s.

Training - When you start an apprenticeship.Your employer will help you arrange 'off the job' training . Find out who delivers apprenticeship training in your area