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What are your interests?

Realist?

Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Introducing Apprenticeships

An Apprenticeship is a programme of formal education and training. It combines learning in your place of work, with learning in an education or training centre. On successful completion of a number of phases of training, apprentices become recognised craftspeople or professionals.

Ireland has a long history of providing apprenticeships. Up until recently, most of these were focused in the Construction, Manufacturing and Motor industries, and include Carpenters, Bricklayers, and Motor mechanics. These are often referred to as the traditional Craft Apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships

Since 2016 the range of industries covered by apprenticeships has grown significantly. You now have a choice of taking apprenticeships from industries such as Computer & ICT, MedTech, Insurance, Finance, Accountancy, Logistics and Hospitality sectors. And the good news is that more apprenticeships are being developed all the time!

You can explore the various apprenticeships currently available using our CareerExplorer, where you can view details on all apprenticeships, and even check out those that are in development and expected to be available soon. Details such as the course content, training involved, and links to where the vacancies are advertised are all contained in each of the 50+ Apprenticeship profiles available.

We encourage you to watch some of the many videos we have collected for you to get a real feel for what apprenticeships have to offer - it's always best to hear directly from those who have done their apprenticeship!

Further details about apprenticeships can be found on the official apprenticeship website, apprenticeship.ie

Apprenticeship News

New Cyber Security Apprenticeship launched by FIT
New Cyber Security Apprenticeship launched by FIT
Posted by CareersPortal
Looking for a career in ICT? Want to learn as an apprentice?
Looking for a career in ICT? Want to learn as an apprentice?
Posted by Public Appointments Service
Ireland Skills Live 2019
Ireland Skills Live 2019
Posted by SOLAS
Accounting Technician Apprenticeship Accepting Expressions of Interest Now!
Accounting Technician Apprenticeship Accepting Expressions of Interest Now!
Posted by Accounting Technicians Ireland
TU Dublin Access to Apprenticeship Programme now Open for Applications
TU Dublin Access to Apprenticeship Programme now Open for Applications
Posted by TU Dublin - Dublin City
New Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) Apprenticeship Launched
New Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) Apprenticeship Launched
Posted by Combilift

Featured Content...

Motor Industry Apprenticeships
Motor Industry Apprenticeships

  • Automotive Technician
  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanic
  • Vehicle Body Repairs
  • Agricultural Mechanic

Posted by SIMI
Laboratory Apprenticeships
Laboratory Apprenticeships

  • Higher Certificate and Degree Programmes
  • Become an Apprentice
  • Earn and Learn 
  • Who's Hiring?

Posted by BioPharmachem Ireland
Apprentices.ie
Apprentices.ie

  • Register your interest in an apprenticeship
  • Current Vacancies
  • Employ an Apprentice
  • Career Videos 

Posted by Construction Industry Federation
Apprentices.ie
OEM Apprenticeship & Traineeship

At Combilift we run a 3 year Level 6 Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) apprenticeship and a Level 5 OEM traineeship, with a focus on the engineering and manufacturing sectors.

Posted by Combilift
Laboratory Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships
Laboratory Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship intakes for Laboratory Technicians and Laboratory Analysts occurs every September and January subject to demand.

Posted by BioPharmachem Ireland
Aircraft Mechanic Apprenticeship
Aircraft Mechanic Apprenticeship

Earn a level 6 QQI advanced Certificate and an EASA part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License on this Apprenticeship.

Posted by Dublin Aerospace
Deloitte Apprentice Solicitor Programme
Apprenticeships
Deloitte Apprentice Solicitor Programme

Success at Deloitte means many different things: winning awards, losing inhibitions, gaining skills for work, gaining skills for life, making lasting memories and, most importantly, making an impact.

Posted by Deloitte
ESB Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships
ESB Apprenticeships

The Electrical Apprenticeship is SOLAS standards-based, and takes four years to complete.

Posted by ESB
Insurance Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships
Insurance Apprenticeships

The Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship is all about building a career – not just getting a job.

Posted by Insurance