The Careers Service helps young people to discover training, employment and educational opportunities that are available to them. The organisation also provide one to one careers support, CV builders, workshops as well as events. You can call in to one of its drop-in centres for advice, email them or speak to an advisor while browsing the website via their web chat facility.
Telephone: 0300 200 7820
Get the skills, get the qualifications and get paid as you learn
The Apprenticeships programme offers training, across a wide range of apprenticeships, to people aged 16 and over.
As an apprentice you will be a new or existing employee, in a Northern Ireland-based company, working with experienced staff to learn and develop your skills.
There are many benefits for you and your employer when you take part in an apprenticeship:
- you earn while you learn
- you work alongside experienced staff
- you receive off-the-job training specific to your apprenticeship
- you gain qualifications
Start360 delivers a range of person-centred services to young people, adults, families and communities across Northern Ireland. They provide opportunities for work experience, volunteering, and further training as well as support services for a range of issues facing young people.
Telephone: 028 9043 5810
Youth Action Northern Ireland recruit and involve young people in non-formal educational programmes and volunteering opportunities to maximise skills, qualifications and potential, including pre-employment programmes, work placements and developing creative skills.
Telephone: 028 90 24 0551
Co-operation Ireland: Co-operation Ireland is an all-island peace-building charity. The organisation provide a range of volunteering and training opportunities for young people including youth leadership.
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 9032 1462
Further Education (FE) Colleges, provide a range of full-time and part-time further and higher education courses at a variety of levels (from Entry Level to Degree level) in a wide variety of areas including Essential Skills in English and Maths, vocational subject and academic subjects. They have a range of supports available for as students from financial, wellbeing and careers advice.
Belfast Metropolitan College: http://www.belfastmet.ac.uk/
Telephone: 028 9026 5265
North West Regional College: http://www.nwrc.ac.uk/
South West College: http://www.swc.ac.uk/
Telephone: 0800 032 7890
The YMCA in Ireland is a voluntary organisation that works with children, young people, families and the community, with particular regard to those who are disadvantaged and disaffected. YMCA works in over 34 communities providing services ranging from peace building to vocational training. It has particular expertise in work with families, youth justice, schools, vocational training, outdoor education and health work. See here for more information: https://www.ymca-ireland.net/our-work/
Telephone: 028 4372 3172
Business in the community support young people on their journey through education and into jobs to have a positive impact on our economy, our competitiveness as a nation and on wider social issues such as poverty and inclusion. Employers have a stake in the future workforce and so are keen to invest by building stronger links with education to ensure the pipeline of skills and talent meets the future needs of industry. Business in the Community’s role is to broker those linkages and use employer support to help children develop vital skills around literacy and numeracy and raise their aspirations by inspiring them about the world of work.
Tel: (028) 9046 0606
The Department for the Economy provides advice for jobseekers and employers on employment. The Department provide recruitment programmes that aim to deliver a skilled workforce to meet the needs of the Northern Ireland economy. Skills strategies are also available, focusing on areas such as STEM and skills reviews.
Cinemagic offers a range of film projects and outreach activities which cater for young people aged 4-25, from working with young people in a formal education environment, working with organisations to meet business objectives or working with young people in a community setting.Film projects and outreach activities can include special themed film screenings, promotional films, film and television industry workshops, practical masterclasses, residential film camps, short film productions and much more!