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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.

Go to the website for more details, or download the brochure here.


Application Process

Interested students should apply through their employer.

Ibec Manufacturing

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Contact Us

Trish Breen

Medtech & Polymer Apprenticeships Manager

Tel: +353 (0)1 605 1727

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.