50 apprenticeship jobs announced as part of Covid recovery

Workplus has opened the process to recruit 50 apprenticeship post with 40 companies in the north

WORKPLUS has opened the process to recruit 50 apprenticeship post with 40 companies in the north.

They cover a variety of roles across a number of sectors including civil engineering, quantity surveying, IT and administration, and among the firms offering apprenticeships include Aecom, Farrans, Greiner, Liberty IT and Tobermore.

Applications will open next Monday and run until at the end of February. Details can be found at

Belfast-based Workplus makes it easier for employers to find apprentices by providing a single place for applicants to apply, as well as ensuring a simple, thorough selection process for employers.

Its director Richard Kirk said: “These opportunities in various sectors and companies reflect a confidence going forward into 2021, and give school-leavers and those wishing to retrain hope that there are jobs available which combine earning and learning.”

He added: “We exist to bring together employers and apprentices on one platform and simplify the application and appointment process.

“Apprenticeships are the purest form of collaboration between employers, government and education providers and will be integral to our economic recovery from the impact of the pandemic.”

Mary Meehan, deputy chief executive at Manufacturing NI, said: “We're delighted to partner with Workplus through the Department for Economy’s Apprenticeship Challenge Fund to create opportunities within the manufacturing sector. Apprenticeships are vital to our economic recovery.”

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