Employment and Learning Minister, Dr Stephen Farry visited apprentices participating on the Airport Apprenticeship Scheme at Belfast International Airport on Monday.
The scheme offers individuals the opportunity to follow apprenticeships in aviation operations within the airport’s fire and rescue service and electrical engineering maintenance.
The Engineering Maintenance apprenticeships are funded through the Department for Employment and Learning’s ApprenticeshipsNI and the Aviation Operations apprenticeships are funded by the Belfast International Airport.
Dr Farry said: “I commend Belfast International Airport’s Apprenticeship Scheme which has created opportunities for young people in key sectors such as engineering.”
Jaclyn Coulter, Human Resources Manager for Belfast International Airport, said: “I am delighted, that the airport is launching our apprenticeship in aviation operations and engineering maintenance which demonstrates our commitment to learning and development in this sector. The apprenticeships will provide a unique opportunity to undertake nationally recognised qualifications and workplace training whilst working in a dynamic and exciting aviation environment.”
For further information visit www.nidirect.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsni