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ICT Apprenticeship Recruitment



Considering a career in IT?


 The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector is recognised as vitally important in supporting and ensuring the growth of the Northern Ireland economy. The ICT sector includes companies involved in software development and engineering, systems design and development, web design, technical support and telecommunications.


The Belfast Met ICT Apprenticeship programme has been developed to provide successful candidates with the skills and experience required to take up opportunities in the ICT sector. The ICT Apprenticeship is a joint initiative between government and local ICT companies to support the growth and expansion of the sector by recruiting and employing apprentices in various software development and IT infrastructure roles.


The Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) is one of the participating organisations and will employ a number of ICT Apprentices in various government departments.  Each ICT Apprentice will receive a wage (current salary £14,020.80, rising to £20,692 plus an allowance of £2,080) on completion (subject to satisfactory performance and attendance etc.)  Apprentices will learn on the job and be released from the workplace one day a week to undertake level 3 training in either Software Development or Networking & Infrastructure at Belfast Metropolitan College.



Experience is not required but applicants must possess

  • a minimum of 5 GCSEs of grade C or above, including English and Mathematics, and
  • a pass at A level in any subject area OR an equivalent qualification in any discipline.


Applications will be open from 29th June - 27th July


The selection process will involve aptitude testing and interviews. 


For further information and details on how to apply, go to