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Farrans shortlisted for Large Employer Award at Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards 2022


Farrans, in partnership with Ulster University, is shortlisted for the Large Employer Award at the Northern Ireland Apprenticeships Awards 2022, and our colleague Lewis Barnes, who attended South West College, has been shortlisted for the Higher Level Apprentice Award.

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons recently launched the third annual Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week which will take place from 7 to 11 February 2022. Central to the NI Apprenticeship Week will be the Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards 2022 which recognises excellence in apprenticeships and culminates in an awards ceremony on Wednesday 9 February 2022.

At Farrans, we want to provide everyone with an opportunity to work in construction and civil engineering. We also know that we don’t all learn in the same way.

We offer Higher Level Apprenticeships at Level-5, Foundation Degree / Level-6, Degree / & Level-7 Masters in Construction Management, Civil Engineering & Quantity Surveying.

We also have apprenticeship opportunities in many other roles including planning, buying, bid writing and business administration among others.

As a member of the 5% Club, Farrans has pledged that at least 5% of our employees are “earning and learning”. Today’s figure is 6.3%.

Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week is an annual week-long celebration, led by the Department for the Economy, which aims to highlight the important role played by apprenticeships across the country by bringing together partners including local councils, employers, universities, further education colleges and private training providers.

Through a series of in-person or virtual events, the week will showcase how apprenticeships can transform the future of apprentices and businesses.

Launching NI Apprenticeship Week, the Minister said:

“As our economy continues to recover following the effects of the pandemic, developing the local skills base is a key priority for me and a cornerstone of the recovery. My Department’s 10X Economic Vision and associated Skills Strategy set out how we want to equip people with the skills they need for the constantly evolving jobs market and build on Northern Ireland’s successes on the global stage. Apprenticeships have a vital role to play in making this a reality.”

A dedicated website giving details of in-person and virtual events happening across Northern Ireland during Apprenticeship Week will be available on the nidirect website.

Pictured: Economy Minister Gordon Lyons with James Matchett, Higher Level Apprentice of the Year 2021. Photo credit: Department for the Economy