Department of Engineering Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

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 Apprenticeships

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.

L6 Advanced Certificate – Craft Electrical

L6 Advanced Certificate – Craft Motor Mechanics

Industry led Apprenticeships

GMIT also delivers the following industry-led apprenticeship courses:

Higher Certificate in Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering (Apprenticeship)

Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering (Apprenticeship)

James Boyle

Head of Department of Engineering Apprenticeships

Email: james.boyle@gmit.ie