Apprenticeships Ireland

Engineering apprenticeship

We are investing heavily in innovative engineering and manufacturing technology and apprentices are key to helping us deliver our vision.

Our aim is to offer an Engineering apprenticeship programme that’s rivalled throughout the industry and one which produces the engineers of the future.

As an Engineering apprentice with us you will have the opportunity to develop mechanical, electrical & instrumentation or control & automation skills. You will learn how to maintain production equipment – carrying out routine maintenance, diagnosing and resolving breakdowns as well as helping to design, install and test new equipment.

What does an Engineering apprenticeship involve?

Throughout your apprenticeship you will complete a modulised system where you will alternate between time spent off site at college studying theory elements of the apprenticeship and time spent on site gaining valuable practical learning, new skills and experience with teams. Your rotations may include time in; utilities, consumer healthcare facility, process support, preventative maintenance and/or automation. Your apprenticeship will combine on-the-job learning with a programme of training and development. Your role may involve:

  • Develop mechanical or electrical and instrumentation skills
  • Learn how to maintain production equipment
  • Carry out routine maintenance
  • Diagnose and resolve breakdowns
  • Help design, install and test new equipment

What will this apprenticeship offer me?

Our Engineering apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to study towards a globally recognised National Craft Qualification while at the same time gaining valuable, paid work experience - and if you show the qualities we are looking for  you may be offered the opportunity to go on to study for a level 7/8 third level degree in engineering.

Our apprenticeships typically last four year - subject to completing all SOLAS apprenticeship curriculum modules. Modules are divided between time spent at our facilities learning new skills working within the Engineering team and time spent studying at training centres and third level institutes.  Our apprenticeships combine on-the-job learning with a programme of training and development.

What qualifications do I need to apply?

To be eligible for our Engineering apprenticeship programme, you will need to have or be predicted to have:

    • A minimum of least 5 Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level subjects grades A-C, including Maths, English and a Science or Engineering
    • Having Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level Technology, Technical Drawing, CAD, Design or Electronics is an advantage

Previous work experience or knowledge would also be viewed as an advantage.

Where will I be based?

Our Engineering apprenticeships run for four years and we have opportunities at the following manufacturing sites:

  • Sligo

What our apprentices say about the Engineering apprenticeship...

“I have really enjoyed working in all different areas on the site learning my chosen trade from qualified engineers -this has given me the best training I could have asked for!”

“The most enjoyable part so far was probably the personal development week - it was great to do activities I never normally would and to also be around other apprentices in similar situations to me and compare all our thoughts and opinions on the apprenticeship programme”.

When can I start?

Our apprenticeships start in September 2017.

How can I apply?

We are now closed for 2017 applications, the application process will open in Q4 for 2018 starters.