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SERC Finalist in NI Apprenticeship Awards 2021

SERC Finalist in NI Apprenticeship Awards 2021

South Eastern Regional College (@S_ERC) in partnership with McKay Pharmacy has been selected as a finalist in the NI Apprenticeship Week Awards 2021 part of a week-long celebration which aims to recognise excellence in apprenticeships.  Winners will be announced a virtual ceremony on Wednesday 28 April 2021. 

SERC in partnership with McKay Pharmacy, are finalist in the Employer category SME Employer Award 2021 which aims to acknowledge the excellence and originality by Employers, working with Training Providers, in the delivery of apprenticeship training and recognises both organisation’s commitment to the ever-changing needs of the pharmaceutical industry.  

Natasha McQuade, SERC Apprenticeship Development Manager, commented,

“I am delighted that our partnership has been shortlisted for the Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards. The Level 2 Pharmacy Apprenticeship has been a great success during a very difficult and busy time for the pharmaceutical industry. The willingness of McKay Pharmacy to collaborate with SERC to give students first-hand experience on the front-line and support them through their apprenticeship has been tremendous. I am proud of the work that has been achieved throughout this past year in what promises to be an ongoing successful partnership.

She added, “SERC and McKay’s Pharmacy collaborated to design a training programme to identify the best mix of learning outcomes for apprentices. The partnership and training programme ensures that students in SERC’s catchment areas have great opportunities for employment in the sector, and employers are offered a mode of training and learning that is tailored to their industry.”  

The Level 2 in Pharmacy Apprenticeship launched at SERC in September 2020 and has since seen great success. McKay’s currently have three Level 2 Pharmacy Apprentices all of whom are making great progress to achieve their Apprenticeships. For more information on the apprenticeship, click here.

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