NIE Networks 2020 apprenticeships now open for applications

  • NIE Networks has today (27 January) launched its Apprenticeship Programme for 2020 with online applications now open.

    The announcement comes ahead of the first ever Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week (NIAW) which takes place 3 – 7February.

    NIE Networks said it has been training apprentices for over 50 years, during which time more than 600 have qualified with the company. This year there are opportunities for apprentices to work specifically in metering electrician roles over a two-year period.

    John Burns, training manager at NIE Networks, said the programme “combines practical, hands-on experience with an academic qualification in Electrical Engineering, as well as a salary throughout the duration of the course.”

    He added that the firm “invests around £1m annually in numerous technical training initiatives which utilise the latest technologies and modern practices, in order to provide our trainees with a platform to launch their careers and develop the skills they need.

    “The majority of our apprentices remains in the business long-term and add significant value, so I would urge anyone, from young students leaving school or further education, to people who are interested in a dynamic new career move, to apply to the NIE Networks Apprenticeship Programme.”

    RELATED: Workplus offers 120 apprenticeship places for 2020

    NIE Networks was awarded Best Apprenticeship Scheme for 2019 at the national CIPD People Management Awards UK. The company claims it has the only Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) accredited apprenticeship programme in Northern Ireland.

    Over the past year, seven NIE Networks apprentices have been awarded the IET Engineering Horizons Bursary for their commitment and dedication to their individual apprenticeships.

    For further information or to apply online to the NIE Networks Apprenticeship Training Programme, visit

    Source: Written from press release

    About the author

    Niamh is a Sync NI writer with a previous background of working in FinTech and financial crime. She has a special interest in sports and emerging technologies. To connect with Niamh, feel free to send her an email or connect on Twitter.

    Got a news-related tip you’d like to see covered on Sync NI? Email the editorial team for our consideration.

Share this story