Motion: Expanding Support for Apprenticeships


That this Assembly believes apprenticeships offer an opportunity for everyone, regardless of age or sector, to upskill or reskill as part of their lifelong learning journey; welcomes the commitment in the Skills Strategy for Northern Ireland Skills for a 10x Economy to introduce all age apprenticeships across key sectors of our economy; further welcomes the intention to improve entry routes and career progression in our health system and wider public sector by establishing a new Nursing Higher Level Apprenticeship Framework and expanding public sector apprenticeships; and calls on the Minister for the Economy to set ambitious targets for increasing Northern Ireland’s apprenticeship offer by the end of this Assembly mandate.

Mr Phillip Brett
Mr Gary Middleton
Mr Jonathan Buckley