Employers invited to ‘Discover Fresh Thinking and Talent’ duringNI Apprenticeship Week

Front (L-R): Paul Gordon, Northern Regional College; Lisa Mulholland, Department for the Economy; Rhonda Lynn, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council; Shirley Swift, DFE; Michelle Bellingham, NRC. Back (L-R): Martin Clark, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council; Sean McAleese, NRC; Alastair Law, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

ANTRIM and Newtownabbey Borough Council, together with Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council and Northern Regional College, is delighted to be hosting an Employer Breakfast during the inaugural NI Apprenticeship Week, being held across the region next month.

Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week 2020 is a new initiative offering opportunities, through a dedicated week of events and promotional activity, to demonstrate how apprenticeships work for individuals, businesses, communities and the wider economy.

Employers attending the ‘Discover Fresh Thinking and Talent’ breakfast will hear from local businesses and apprentices and gain a better insight into the types of apprenticeship available and how they can help meet the skills needed in priority sectors.

Alderman John Smyth, Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, said: “We’re committed to helping optimise economic outcomes for businesses across the Borough, and to increasing employment.

“Through partnership events like this with our neighbouring councils and Further Education College, we hope to ensure that our local businesses have the support they need to introduce new talent to their workforces and provide pathways for our young people to gain the skills and experience to build the foundations for their career.

“This initiative is an excellent opportunity to make connections, get advice, and find out how apprentices can bring fresh thinking and talent to your business.”

The free Employer Breakfast will take place from 8-10am on Thursday 6 February 2020 in The Braid, Ballymena, and is open to all employers. To register please visit: www.mea-apprentice.eventbrite.co.uk

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