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GMIT Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship

Higher Certificate in Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering (Apprenticeship)

A two year Level 6 Technician Apprenticeship, with 70% of time spent in the workplace, and 30% in GMIT

Discipline: Engineering Apprenticeships

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 6

Programme Duration: Two years

Mode of Study: Full time

Entry Requirements: Pass (Grade 06 or better) in five leaving certificate subjects, two of which must be maths and a language (English or Irish): 250 CAO points: In the case of a mature student (over 23yrs), an industry interview is required.

Why Study?

If you are a Production Operator/Technician, who wants to train or retrain in the engineering and manufacturing sectors and work as a Manufacturing Technician, then this course is for you.




Programme Modules

Career Opportunities

Manufacturing Technicians provide a technical support function for manufacturing operations, including troubleshooting equipment and process issues, validation and qualification activities of the manufacturing site.

Essential Information: 

Course details

This Apprenticeship is a 2 year programme, with an approved employer, with 70% of the time spent on the job and the remaining 30% spent in GMIT.

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Entry Requirements:

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Application Process

Interested students should apply through their employer.


Data Protection

By applying to this course through GMIT, you are agreeing to your data (i.e. apprentice name, programme title, status on programme, attendance, assessment/exam marks) being shared with the relevant staff and trainers within your company, Ibec Consortium Lead, GMIT and Solas to facilitate this Higher Certificate in Engineering in Manufacturing (Apprenticeship) Level 6.

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Contact Us

Trish Breen

Medtech & Polymer Apprenticeships Manager

Tel: +353 (0)87 715 7967

Email: Trish Breen


The manufacturing apprenticeship programmes have been developed by the Irish Medtech Association, the business association within Ibec, along with Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), co-ordinating provider, and representatives from the medical technology sector.