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The Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship is a 2-year programme resulting in a QQI Level 6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Manufacturing awarded by the HEA.
Apprentice training will include on-site and off-site phases each year.
Phase Block Release
15 week block per year in one of the participating Institutes of Technology.
Progression: Level 7 Manufacturing Engineer (3-year programme)
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An interest in working and learning in the MedTech, plastics and engineering Sector.
Working as a team member to provide a technical service to produce product per organisational needs in line with all safety, regulatory and organiational requirements, the work of a Manufacturing Technician includes:
The Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship is open to School leavers, production operators and technicians who want to train or retrain in the manufacturing sector and progress along NFQ to levels 6 and 7 with any one of the 450+ Medtech companies currently established in Ireland.
The Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship has a commencement date of June 2017.
It is anticipated that both individual companies and the consortium will advertise through their websites.
There are opportunities across the Medical Devices sector in Plastics and Engineering companies for Manufacturing Technicians.
IMDA Director Sinead Keogh said: “Employment in manufacturing will be 6,000 higher this year compared to last. But, skill shortages are emerging and need to be urgently addressed. These new apprenticeships will give people new job opportunities and help drive regional growth. Manufacturing is an integral part of the Irish economy and is the second largest employer with 4,000 businesses, both home-grown and international, employing nearly 160,000 people. ”
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