South West College (SWC) is preparing to host its annual Apprentice Connect event for school leavers from 10-12 May at their Omagh, Dungannon and Enniskillen Technology and Skills Centre campuses, respectively, from 7 pm - 9 pm daily. Apprentice Connect provides school leavers with an opportunity to engage with local employers and SWC staff to find out more about apprenticeship programmes on offer at the college.

Prospective apprentices and their families can drop in on the evening or register your details at:

The vibrant event, organised by the SWC in conjunction with local employers, will offer school leavers the opportunity to meet with over 30 employers and learn more about the  apprenticeships at Level 2 – 6 that are available for September 2022 entry.

A wide range of employers, will be recruiting at the event and will be available to discuss apprenticeship and higher-level apprenticeship opportunities and longer term career pathways.

The informative event will also promote the College’s wide range of apprenticeship options available to young people and is suitable for both A-Level and GCSE school leavers.

Apprenticeship Connect is a one-stop shop where young people can meet with local employers seeking to recruit apprentices whilst also having the opportunity to discuss study options with college lecturing and careers staff and view the modern industry aligned teaching spaces.

“Apprentice Connect is a great opportunity to welcome young people, their parents and siblings to the College, enabling them to see for themselves what apprenticeships are available.

Chris Robinson
Centre for Excellence - Work-Based Manager at South West College

He added: "It is designed to give school leavers and those looking to further their career prospects a valuable opportunity to experience at first-hand the variety of exciting job options available to them and the high-quality skills training that is on offer to help them realise their ambitions right here on their doorstep.”

SWC have a range of new and traditional apprenticeships at Level 2 and 3 in the following areas:

  • Auto Electrics
  • Barbering
  • Brickwork
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Construction Plant Maintenance
  • Creative and digital media
  • Dental Nursing
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • Engineering GOLD
  • Financial Services
  • Hairdressing
  • Heavy Vehicle Repair
  • Hospitality & Tourism Team Member
  • Interior Systems (Dry lining)
  • Land Based Engineering (AMR)
  • Light Vehicle Repair
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Plastering
  • Plumbing
  • Professional Chef
  • Refrigeration
  • Retail

“With the growing costs of university tuition fees, it is vital that ambitious young people who don’t want to go to University but wish to obtain higher level qualifications are aware of the range of options available to help them make better, informed choices, and would encourage them and their parents to come along to see what is on offer.”

Noreen McGirr
Higher Level Apprenticeship Programme Manager

For students completing their A Levels or BTEC South West College offer Higher Level Apprenticeships in the following areas:

  • Accounting Technician
  • ACCA Applied Skills
  • Business Management
  • Computing
  • Cyber Security
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Engineering with Surveying
  • Engineering
  • Transport & Supply Chain Management
  • Environmental Management 

For further information, follow South West College on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or to register, please visit

Apprentice Connect

Omagh Campus 10 May, Dungannon Campus 11 May, Skills Centre, Enniskillen 12 May, 7-9pm daily

Meet with over 30 employers and learn more about the  apprenticeships at Level 2 – 6 that are available for September 2022 entry.