TTS offers a range of automotive, transport and logistics industry apprenticeships throughout Northern Ireland.
A motor, transport or logistics industry apprenticeship opens doors for a very exciting and rewarding career in sectors that currently have huge skills shortages and therefore offer excellent long-term career prospects.
The most successful apprenticeship is one where an employer employs the apprentice from day one and has an interest and a stake in the young person’s career and progress. At TTS we realise that when employers decide to make a commitment to employ an apprentice, they need to know that the person they are employing is interested in the career, is motivated to learn and is capable of succeeding.
The training is delivered on a block release basis, where the apprentice attends TTS approximately one week every two months for training and then returns to work with the employer for the remainder of the time. Most apprentices are in full time employment five days per week (Monday to Friday). Attendance at the TTS training centre in Nutts Corner is from 9am to 4pm (Monday-Thursday) and 9am to 3pm (Friday), and includes a unique blend of workshop practical tasks, classroom theory and e-learning. At TTS apprentices receive a minimum of 50% workshop practical training. Further training time may be scheduled for Maths, English and ICT, if GCSE grade Cs have not been achieved at school.
If your son/daughter is successful in securing an apprenticeship place with us, he/she must understand from the outset that they are making a three-year commitment to the apprenticeship. This also means that an employer is making at least a three-year commitment to your son/daughter! Because both parties are invested for the duration there is a strong likelihood that our apprentices will go on to have a career with their employer post-qualification. It is rare for an employer to let an apprentice go after the three years, because when they are fully qualified this is when they become most valuable to an employer.
TTS is consistently praised for its support of apprentices. We have a dedicated Careers Development Officer who is the link between the apprentice and the employer and is there to provide ongoing support to ensure each apprentice is developing well and integrating successfully into his/her workplace.
Apprenticeships are available for candidates who are eligible for Apprenticeships NI which are funded by the Department for the Economy. Historically, only those aged 16-24 were eligible for an Apprenticeships NI scheme but in September 2023, the Department for the Economy launched ‘All Age Apprenticeships’ which lifted the age restriction to allow people of any age to apply for an apprenticeship. However, for those young people enrolled on our courses there is an added element of pastoral care.
You can find out everything you need to know about our apprenticeships on our FAQ section below.