An exciting new jobs portal to promote and advertise apprenticeship jobs has been launched nationally by Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD. The apprenticeship jobs portal is fully accessible to potential apprentices and the general public. It enables them to search for apprenticeship vacancies regionally and nationally, supporting employment of apprentices on the 45 apprenticeship programmes now available and a further 15+ programmes due to roll out in 2019.
The jobs portal can be accessed via the main national apprenticeship website www.apprenticeship.ie and is also integrted in the CareersPortal Apprenticeship pages. It is free to use by employers who are approved by SOLAS to employ apprentices, and potential apprentices.
Employers advertising apprenticeship jobs over recent weeks include:
- Atlantic Aviation Group
- Thermo King
- Tegral Building Products Ltd
- Sinnott Autos Ltd
- Atlantic Flight Training Ltd
- Bus Eireann
- Walsh Mechanical Engineering
- Dublin Aerospace
- Galway Tool and Mould Ltd
- Kieran Callaghan Electrical Ltd
- Source Air Con & Electrical Services Ltd
- Paragon Group
- Blackwell Contracts
- Shane Holland Design
- DM Mechanical & Pipe Installations Ltd
- Stanley Security Ltd
Potential apprentices are able to see what employers are posting vacancies, in what geographical location, the entry requirements, the duration of the apprenticeship and details of the apprenticeship programme. Full contact details are provided by the employer as part of the vacancy advertisement, and any additional information or requirements in relation to the application process. The apprentice can then review all information and apply directly to the employer.
The new jobs portal is a fantastic resource to help apprentices to connect with employers and secure those all important work placements on their "earn and learn" programme. However, some people who are interested in doing an apprenticeship may not yet be ready to send off their applications and may need more time to consider the different apprenticeship opportunities available to them. Here at CareersPortal.ie, we recognise how important it is to choose the right path for you, so we have built the tool to make sure future apprentices are fully aware of the numerous different apprenticeship types that they can pursue.
Above is our search tool where you can search various apprenticeship types. This allows you to filter apprenticeships by QQI level, career sectors/industries, and even by career interests. You can also see the number of years it takes to complete the apprenticeship and also whether the apprenticeship is live or in development (i.e. will be available in the near future). Each individual apprenticeship page has a link to apprenticeship.ie's new jobs portal, so you can search employment opportunities for the apprenticeship you're interested in. Why not give our search engine a try?
Click HERE to search for yourself.
We try our best to provide the most up-to-date apprenticeship information as possible. With so many exciting developments in the apprenticeship arena, new information is constantly emerging. During the remainder of 2019, and over the next few years, numerous new apprenticeships will be launched, so it is important to keep an eye on apprenticeship.ie and the apprenticeships area of our own website so that you can arm yourself with all the information you need to succeed in securing your apprenticeship.
The number of apprenticeships available in Ireland continues to grow and there are many exciting new apprenticeship opportunities which will be launched over the next few years. These apprenticeships include oppportunities across a range of QQI levels and a number of different career sectors. Some of the apprenticeships due to be launched during the remainder of 2019, and over the next few years, include Quantity Surveyor Apprenticeship (Level 9), Bar Manager Apprenticeship (Level 7), and CGI Technical Artist Apprenticeship (Level 9), to name a few!
In recent years, there has also been a significant increase in the number of women pursuing apprenticeships (0.6% in 2016 to 4% in 2019, Sunday Business Post 21/04/2019), but there is still a lot of work to be done to catch up with our European neighbours.
Despite the work to be done in achieving a greater gender balance among apprentices in Ireland, it is clear that more women, and more people in general, are undertaking apprenticeships in the country. The proliferation of apprenticeships is undeniable and it is undoubtedly a really exciting time to pursue these fantastic "earn and learn" opportunities.
To learn more about apprenticeships visit apprenticeship.ie or https://careersportal.ie/apprenticeships/