You can search for apprenticeships opportunities on nidirect: Find an opportunity
Each apprenticeship vacancy will specify the entry requirements, set out the details of the job role, and how to apply – applications are usually made direct to the employer — online, through an application form, or a CV and covering letter.
Finding an employer
If you're interested in becoming a Level 2 or Level 3 apprentice, or joining the higher level apprenticeships programme, you can also find a job with an employer who is willing to take you on as an apprentice.
Finding someone to take you on as an apprentice is really like finding any other job. You can, for example:
- contact your local jobs and benefits offices, job centres and social security offices
- search JobCentre Online
- search newspapers
- look for vacancies on employer or recruitment websites
- call employers yourself – make them aware you want to start an apprenticeship under the apprenticeships programme
- contact your local training supplier(s) who may be aware of vacancies
Finding a training provider
Once you’re in employment, and have agreed with your employer that you can become an apprentice, simply contact a local apprenticeship training provider. They will check your eligibility, and register your interest in training when it’s available.
Your training provider will then meet with you and your employer to discuss your apprenticeship and training needs, and develop and agree a training plan.
Higher level apprenticeships
If you’re interested in doing a higher level apprenticeship, contact the college or university for further information:
Help and support
- If you're unsure about which apprenticeship you want to follow, or need more information, contact the NI apprenticeships helpline.
- Into apprenticeships — guide for Disabled people. Disability Rights UK has produced this guide, answering common questions, such as how to find an apprenticeship, whether the training will be accessible, and the support available in the workplace. There are several inspiring stories written by disabled apprentices about their experiences, and the challenges they've faced. The guide also contains a useful resources section listing further websites, publications, and organisations which can help.