Apprenticeships offer school leavers, those changing their career, and mature students an alternative route to develop new skills.
You can find all the information you require about apprenticeships on the apprenticeship.ie website. The apprenticeship.ie website gives details of all apprenticeship courses available in Ireland
How do I become an Apprentice?
First, you need to find employment with a company that provides training to apprentices. The “Find Apprenticeship Jobs” section of the apprenticeship.ie website is a great resource to help you with this.
Then the employer registers you as an apprentice.
After that, SOLAS (Ireland's further education and training authority) will notify you of where and when your off-the-job training will take place.
Craft apprenticeship courses comprise 7 training phases, which are taken sequentially over 4 years.
- Phase 1 – On-the-job training with the employer
- Phase 2 – Off-the-job training in an Education Training Board (ETB) training centre
- Phase 3 – On-the-job training with the employer
- Phase 4 – Off-the-job training in an Institute of Technology/Technological University
- Phase 5 – On-the-job training with the employer
- Phase 6 – Off-the-job training in an Institute of Technology/Technological University
- Phase 7 – On-the-job training with the employer
GMIT delivers off-the-job training courses in Electrical and Motor Mechanic apprenticeships at Phase 4 and Phase 6.
You can find the details of these training courses using the links below.
Industry Led Apprenticeships
GMIT also delivers the following industry-led apprenticeship courses:
Head of Department of Engineering Apprenticeships