Below is a list of some apprenticeship opportunities.  For more information on where to search and how to find an apprenticeship, check out this post.

Dublin Aerospace – Aircraft Mechanic Apprenticeship

Aircraft Mechanics inspect, maintain and repair airframe structures, engines, electrical and avionic systems. Therefore, both mechanical and electrical aptitudes are necessary.  After successful completion of this Apprenticeship the apprentice will receive a Level 6 Advanced Certificate from Solas and be eligible to apply for a Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence from the

Closing date April 30th

Further details can be found here.


 Polymer Processing Technologist apprenticeship

The latest of the new ‘occupational’ apprenticeships has been launched. It is called a ‘Polymer Processing Technologist apprenticeship’. In simple terms, working with plastics and plastic moulding to produce plastic and polymer products for different industries.

polymer appUnlike the traditional apprenticeships the minimum education is Leaving Cert and the training goes all the way up to level 7. The training takes place in Athlone IT and online through Sligo IT

Unlike traditional apprenticeships where you would do a block college session, apprentices in this scheme would need to attend one day a week, while working for 4 days.

Apprentices will need to find companies that are willing to take on apprentices in order to apply. (Plastics Ireland have a map of all the different factories etc that are producing plastics and polymers.)

Further details can be found here
http://www.regionalskills.ie/ImageLibary/Midlands/Polymer-Apprenticeship-Brochure.pdf

Note – there is a bursary available for employers hiring women as apprentices.  This can be up to €2600 for 28 weeks.

Further information found via SOLAS here