National Apprenticeship Week 2022

Apprenticeships in Shopfitting

The apprenticeship programmes are well established by many NAS members and they have proven to be a great method for retaining skills and providing a platform for growth for the employees, who often progress within the company to senior roles.

The NAS is commited to supporting new entrants to the sector. We work with our members to connect them with the local CITB adviser and regularly publish updates on apprenticeship opportunities in fitout.

One of the great examples within our membership is McCue, currently employeen 19 apprentices, ranging from first to fourth years. This makes up 21% of McCue total workforce. Apprentices are integral to the business, helping to maintain the volume of joiners required as workflow increases due to customer demand. Many of McCue’s senior team began their career with the company as apprentices, including Managing Director, Gary Purdy. You can read more about McCue apprenticeships in their recent update.

McCue has recently opened their applications for 2022 intake of Carpentry and Joinery Apprentices.

Below you will find a handful of event invitations for the National Apprenticeship Week 2022.

CITB Employers Guide to Construction Apprenticeships

8 February 2022 10:00 – 11:00am

This online Teams session will help guide employers through the construction apprenticeship landscape and offer help and support. At the event CITB staff will offer information, advice and guidance on taking on and supporting an apprentice.

The Big Apprenticeship Conversation

9 February 2022 12:00 – 1:00pm

A panel event featuring current apprentices who will be discussing key topics about apprenticeships in construction. This event is hosted by MACE.

Shopfitting skill cards for Apprentices

Skill cards for apprentices in shopfitting/fit-out are free for the NAS Members and £5 for the non-members. A standard shopfitting skill card costs £30. We have lowered the price for apprentices as a part of our commitment to tackle the labour shortages in the industry.

A standard shopfitting skill card costs £30. We have lowered the price for apprentices as a part of our commitment to tackle the labour shortages in the industry.

Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will be streamed on YouTube at 3.00 pm on Wednesday 9 February 2022. You can watch it below.

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