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Construction employers to take on 100 industry apprentices

The Construction Industry Training Body (CITB) of Northern Ireland is appealing to construction employers to take on 100 industry apprentices to help sustain the future of the sector
Gareth McKeown

THE Construction Industry Training Body (CITB) of Northern Ireland is appealing to construction employers to take on 100 industry apprentices to help sustain the future of the sector and are offering £100,000 to help make this happen.

CITB NI has boosted the apprenticeship grants available to registered employers meaning that up to £4000 can be claimed for a fully employed apprentice over a three year period, while 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.

Chief executive of CITB NI Barry Neilsen said the construction industry needs apprentices to help the industry develop and grow.

"Offering young people apprenticeships gives businesses the chance to play an active role in moulding their future workforce and creating the future skills that they need to help their businesses develop."

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