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NIE Networks launches 2020 apprenticeship programme

NIE Networks apprentices (L-R): Jack Hoy, Molly Guy, Ryan Morgan and Neil Freeburn

NIE Networks has launched its apprenticeship programme for 2020 with online applications now open.

The announcement comes ahead of the first ever Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week (NIAW) which takes place February 3 –7.

NIE Networks has already been training apprentices for over 50 years, during which time more than 600 have qualified with the company.

The bespoke training course is delivered by experienced instructors within their respective disciplines to pass on their practical skills and know-how in the training centres. This year there are opportunities for apprentices to work specifically in metering electrician roles over a two-year period.

John Burns, training manager at NIE Networks, said the programme combines practical, hands-on experience with an academic qualification in electrical engineering, as well as a salary throughout the duration of the course.

“NIE Networks invests around £1 million annually in numerous technical training initiatives which utilise the latest technologies and modern practices, in order to provide our trainees with a platform to launch their careers and develop the skills they need.

“The majority of our apprentices remain in the business long-term and add significant value, so I would urge anyone, from young students leaving school or further education, to people who are interested in a dynamic new career move, to apply to the NIE Networks Apprenticeship Programme.”

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