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Ulster University accepting applications for Degree Apprenticeship in Manufacturing & Engineering

In collaboration with the Department for the Economy, Ulster University are accepting applications, from both companies and potential participants, for their new MEGA (Manufacturing & Engineering, Growth & Advancement) apprenticeship launching this year.

This Apprenticeship provides the apprentice with an abundant of real-time industry experience together with relevant training and skills acquired through the degree programme which has been created with industry needs at its epicentre, resulting in relevant highly skilled apprentices, ready for local employment within international companies.

Companies who are currently working with or plan to work with robotics, automation and digitalisation will directly benefit from their involvement with this Degree Apprenticeship Program. The apprentice will be instrumental in assisting their host company develop and implement strategic plans and embrace advancing technologies.

For potential applicants, the MEGA Degree Apprenticeship provides an exciting learning experience. Each apprentice will be supported in their industry placement with a qualified mentor who can help them apply their theory into practice in real-time. It will provide apprentices with the most desirable industry academia as well as helping to develop high functioning business skills making these graduates stand apart.

Lasting 4 years, applications to the Apprenticeship must have an employer. Potential applications have until the end of March to apply to participating companies for their recruitment & selection process. Companies will make conditional offers of employment to those awaiting results, and successful applicants can apply to Ulster University for a place on the Apprenticeship that commences in September.

In this pilot year of 2021 (subject to funding and approval) the list of participating companies will not be released until April. Applicants will have until the end of May to apply to the participating companies with their CV.

For more details, including how to apply to the Apprenticeship programme, visit: www.midulstermega.com