TTS offers a range of automotive, transport and logistics industry apprenticeships throughout Northern Ireland.
These apprenticeship open doors for a very exciting and rewarding career, where you will experience a variety of work, with no two days ever being the same.
At TTS we realise 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. This also means that you are paid throughout your apprenticeship – you earn while you learn!
Apprenticeships are available for candidates who are eligible for Apprenticeships NI which are funded by the Department for the Economy. 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.
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 you will 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.
You must understand from the outset that you are making a three-year commitment to the apprenticeship. This also means that an employer is making at least a three-year commitment to you! Because both parties are invested for the duration there is a strong likelihood that you will have a career with your employer post-qualification. It is rare for an employer to let an apprentice go after the three years, because when you are fully qualified this is when you become most valuable to an employer.
TTS is consistently praised for its support of its 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.