SERC set for Apprenticeship Week

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) is gearing up for Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week, April 26-30.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 10:37 am
(L-R) Lauren Johnston (Ballygowan) Level 3 Engineering Apprentice employed by Diageo Packaging, Victoria Boyd, Training Programme Manager SERC and Joe Traynor Level 3 Financial Services Apprentice employed by 14U Financial Solutions

Led by the Department for the Economy, the annual week-long celebration aims to raise the profile of apprenticeships across Northern Ireland.

Victoria Boyd, Training Programme Manager said. “Apprenticeship Week is a key event in the College calendar which allows us to share success stories from some of the 1100 apprentices who choose SERC to gain their Apprenticeship qualifications and 750 employers who work in partnership with SERC who offer apprenticeships in subjects ranging from Accountancy to Childcare, from Catering to Plumbing, from Fire and Security Systems to Pharmacy Services.

“This year, we’ve has planned a series of virtual activities which will highlight what is on offer through SERC for young people considering the apprenticeship route and their parents, and for employers who want to grow their business for the future with an apprentice.

“In addition, we will have guest speakers from industry, Ask Me Anything Q & A sessions with apprentices and employers, Continuing Professional Development Sessions with some of the biggest names in fire security, plumbing and heating and heating technology suppliers namely, AICO, Baxi and Danfoss. The Week will demonstrate the benefits of becoming an apprentice and showcase how apprenticeships can work to strengthen and grow businesses, communities and the wider economy during and beyond these challenging times.”

McKay Pharmacy in partnership with SERC have been shortlisted for a Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Award. Winners will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony compered by broadcaster Sarah Travers, during the Week of celebrations on April 28.

Potential apprentices, their parents and employers are invited to visit to register for events or contact SERC’s apprentice team at: [email protected]

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