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Manufacturing Academy

The Manufacturing Academy will support up to 60 eligible individuals through a four-week bespoke training programme designed to equip participants with the skills, knowledge, experience, and confidence to begin a career with a manufacturing business in the district.

This academy is funded by the Department for Communities through the Mid Ulster Labour Market Partnership.

Qualification Gained

Participants will gain a City & Guilds: Introduction to Welding: Unit of Level 1 Welding Qualification – Metal Inert Gas welding (MIG).

This qualification is ideal for anyone who wants to become a welder and is new to welding, metal fabrication, thermal cutting and/or brazing and soldering.

In addition to a formal qualification,  you will receive one-to-one mentoring support to develop employability skills and equip you to be “job ready”. You will also have a guaranteed interview with a local employer and ongoing support from your dedicated mentor for up to six months following employment.

Applicants should be:

  • Living in the Mid Ulster District Council area

  • Of working age ; and be unemployed/long term unemployed, under-employed or at risk of redundancy; or economically inactive for any reason (e.g. due to long term ill-health or disability, caring commitments, early retired, or any other reason)

Further information and how to apply

You can apply online or for further information, contact David Taylor via email or telephone 07464 539 194

Are you a local employer?

If you are a local employer in the manufacturing sector, we would love to hear from you too!  To contribute to future programme content that meets your business needs and develop a pipeline of new talent for your business, email