Civil Service to recruit another 100 trainees and apprentices

Places available in a number of disciplines including ICT and electrical engineering

NICS to hire 100 trainees and apprentices
The NI Civil Service has launched a campaign to recruit trainees and apprentices across a number of schemes including ICT, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering (izusek/Getty Images)

The Northern Ireland Civil Service has launched a recruitment campaign for a range of trainee and apprenticeship schemes, with over 100 places available.

It says opportunities will be available across a number of schemes including ICT, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

The ICT Apprentice Level 1 and Level 2 schemes, Electrical Engineering Apprentice (Building Services), Mechanical Engineering Apprentice (Building Services) and Graduate Trainee Work Psychologist (Executive Officer 1) are open for applications between now and noon on Friday June 21, with candidates expected to start in September.

Applying for a place on these schemes is seen as a potential first step to a career within the Civil Service, which employs around 23,000 people across nine government departments.

The Department of Finance says: “You will play a part in making a real difference to people’s lives and these schemes are a great way to get involved in a wide variety of roles in the Civil Service, delivering and supporting essential frontline services.

“You will also earn a salary, develop skills and gain a recognised qualification with a guaranteed permanent role within the Civil Service on successful completion of the apprenticeship and trainee schemes.”

Other schemes, including for trainee graduate civil engineering and vehicle and plant fitter apprenticeships, are also opening for applications soon.

Further information on all the schemes and details on how to apply are available at