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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.

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Apply to TU Dublin's Access to Apprenticeship Course now

TU Dublin is offering a 12-week Access to Apprenticeship course, commencing in September, with further courses in 2020.

Apply to TU Dublin's Access to Apprenticeship Course now

Are you aged 16-24 and living in Dublin? Would you like to find out more about apprenticeships?

Applications are now open for TU Dublin's Access to Apprenticeship Programme. 

The programme is aimed at young men and women aged 16 to 24 living in Dublin who experience social and economic barriers.

The Programme provides an opportunity for young people to;

  • Sample a range of apprenticeships in; Construction, Engineering, Electrical, Motor and Aviation industries
  • Prepare their CV and interview skills
  • Undertake two weeks work experience
  • Health & Safety and Safe Pass Certificate
The next 12-week course will start in September 2019, while further courses will commence in January and April 2020.


Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Aged 16 – 24
  • Minimum of grade D in 5 subjects in the Junior Certificate or equivalent
  • Satisfying Access criteria


Overview of Programme Structure

Week 1 – Induction and Health and Safety Training

  • Health and Safety Training – Manual Handling & Emergency Response
  • Safe Pass Training Course and Certification Provided

Weeks 2 – 10

Mon/Tues/Thursday (9am – 5pm)

Skills Sampling - Workshops and Lectures

Wednesday (9am – 5pm)

Mornings - Personal Development

Afternoons – E-Portfolio Development with Apprenticeship Lecturers

Friday (9am-1pm)

Employer engagement

Weeks 11 – 12

Work Experience with SOLAS Registered Employers

The closing date for applications is Wednesday the 31st of July, 2019.

It is recommended that applicants start the process as soon as possible as it could take some time to get the required documentation together. Once applications are completed please send them to;

Therese Fitzgerald, Programme Officer Access to Apprenticeship, TU Dublin Bolton St
(Formerly DIT Bolton St), 
Dublin 1, D01 K822.

Or they can be scanned and emailed to accesstoapprenticeship@dit.ie  

If you are interested in applying for the January 2020 programme or other future Access to Apprenticeship programmes, please complete this expression of interest form.

Click here to learn more about Apprenticeships. 

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