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Finding Vacancies

Finding Apprenticeship Vacancies

To secure an apprenticeship, the first step is to identify an employer in the specific trade or area that you are interested in, who employs Apprentices. Once you have done this, make your application highlighting why you are suitable for the position.

Below are some resources to help you with finding current apprenticeship vacancies and information on the new apprenticeship opportunities coming on stream soon.

The following job sites have live Apprenticeship Vacancies:

Interested in a construction apprenticeship?

Register your interest in construction apprenticeships by creating an account on Apprentices.ie and uploading a short personal profile via this link.

A list of employers/organisations who take on apprentices, or provide apprenticeship training is available below. 

You can visit the company's website (career or vacancies area) for further information on their apprenticeship opportunities or email them directly for details of when the next recruitment opportunity will be open.

Key: C = Current  ID = In Development  OPA = Occupational Profile Approved  PNYA - Profile Not Yet Approved PNA - Proposed New Apprenticeship NICA - No Information Currently Available

TYPE

Stage

Potential Employers &/or Further Information
Accounting Technician OPA
Advanced Craft Welder NICA 
Agricultural Mechanic C 
Aircraft Mechanic C 
Baker OPA
  • Flour, Confectionary & Bakers Association (FCBA)
Bricklayer/Stonelayer C 

Butcher OPA
Carpenter / Joiner C 
Chef de Partie PNYA 
Commis Chef OPA
Construction Plant Fitter C 
Craft Welder NICA 
Electrician C 
  • ESB Networks - electrical apprentices recruited annually in approximately February. Opportunities for people to train as network technicians or electricians and fitters Check here. For more career information from ESB
  • ETCI - Electro-Technical Council of Ireland - Check here
  • Bord na Móna - mid-August annually Check here
  • Jones Engineering Group - electrical apprentices - Check here
  • Designer Group Engineering Contractors - electrical apprentices
  • Dublin City Council - Check here
  • Apprentices.ie via this link.
Electrical Instrumentation C 
  • Gas Networks Ireland - Check here
  • Jones Engineering Group - electrical instrumentation - Check here
Electronic Security Systems C 
  • A list of registered security companies who install and maintain alarm and security systems is  available here. Check individual company websites for details of apprenticeship opportunities.
 

Engineering Technician

  • Mercury Engineering - apprentice electricians and plumbers -  Check here
  • AOL Engineering Ltd. - Fitter/Turner - Check here
  • NMCI - National Maritime College of Ireland Tech Trainee / Apprenticeships - Check here
  • Jones Engineering Group - Check here
  • GSKinternational pharmaceutical and health care company with four locations in Ireland. Apprenticeships begin in September - application normally close in March. Application details here.

Engineering Services Management

PNYA 
  • Construction Industry Federation /CIT - Click Here

Executive Chef

PNYA 

Farrier

C 

Fitter

C 

  • AOL Engineering Ltd. - Fitter/Turner - Check here

Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

C 

  • Irish Rail - Check here
  • Dublin Bus - Check here - Re-opens 2019.
  • Bus Eireann - Check here - Re-opens 2019.
  • ESB Networks - HGV mechanic apprentices recruited every 2-years more
  • Volvo Trucks Great Britain & Ireland - click here

HGV Driver

OPA

ICT Network Engineer

OPA
  • FIT ICT Associate Professional - To find out more: email ictap@fit.ie or by phone on 01 8825570. See also www.fit.ie 

ICT Software Developer

OPA
  • FIT ICT Associate Professional - To find out more: email ictap@fit.ie or by phone on 01 8825570. See also www.fit.ie 

IFS Advanced Specialist

OPA

IFS Generalist

OPA

IFS Specialist

OPA

Industrial Electrical Engineer

Launched by Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)

Companies participating in the first cohort of this apprenticeship:

Kirby Engineering, Limerick.

Kostal, Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick.

Analog Devices, Limerick.

H&MV Engineering, Limerick.

O'Keeffe Electrical, Ennis, Co Clare.

Molex, Shannon, Co Clare.

Specialist Technical Engineering Services (STS), Waterford.

BMC Manufacturing, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

Reach Active, Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

Industrial Insulator

C 

Instrumentation

C 

Insurance Practitioner

C

Manufacturing Engineer (OEM)

OPA

Manufacturing Engineer

C 
  • Irish Medical Devices Association - IMDA

Manufacturing ICT Engineer

PNYA 
  • Limerick for Engineering/IT Industry Group & Limerick IT - Click Here

Manufacturing Technician

C 
  • Irish Medical Devices Association - IMDA

Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitting (MAMF)

C 

Metal Fabricator

C 

Motor Mechanic

C 

Painter & Decorator

C 

Pipe Fitter

C 

Plasterer

C 

Plumber

C 

Polymer Processing Technician

C

Property Services Professional

PNYA 

Retail Practice

PNYA 

Sous Chef

PNYA 
Stonecutter/Stonemason C 
Telecoms Field Technician OPA
  • EIR (formerly Eircom) - Apprenticeship Programme Check here 
Toolmaker C 
Travel Professional NICA 
Vehicle Body Repairer C 
  • SIMI - The Society of the Irish Motor Industry - Motor Industry Apprentices - Check here
  • Dublin Bus recruit Vehicle Body Repairer apprentices annually - Check here
Warehouse Distribution Operative
  • National Institute of Transport & Logistics - NITL
Wind Turbine Maintenance PNYA
Wood Manufacturing/Finisher C 
Vacancies announced and application details will be highlighted on CareersPortal.ie