Current Traineeships

Motor Technology Traineeship

QQI Level 5 Major Award

This 11-month traineeship will provide you with job-specific skills including diagnostic, maintenance and installation procedures on electronic and mechanical components used in the motor technology industry. Training will take place at our College of Further Education and Training, Hospital Campus, County Limerick.  A 2-month work placement in partnership with the local tech industry is provided as part of this programme.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion, you will receive a QQI Level 5 Major Award in Motor Technology. You will be equipped with skills to gain employment in a number of roles in the local motor industry. This programme is also an ideal pathway to a QQI Level 6 Apprenticeship in Motor Mechanics.

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Workboat Master Traineeship

This 1-year traineeship will equip you with the skills, competencies and certification required for employment within the Maritime sector, for example, passenger boats, fishing vessels, boat repair and maintenance.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

Once completed, you may seek skilled employment in the maritime sector, or you can further your learning through Further Education and Training.

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Hairdressing Traineeship

Level 2 Certificate

This 9-month traineeship will provide you with entry-level skills in shampooing, styling, plaiting, dressing and twisting to enable you to secure employment in a hair salon. In advance of applying for this programme, you must have achieved Junior Certificate/QQI Major Level 3 award or equivalent.

Progression/Employment Opportunities

This traineeship will enable you with skills to begin your career in a hair salon, to work independently and under supervision in a range of salon activities. You can also progress your learning and skills through Further Education and Training.

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Robotic Welding Traineeship

ISO 14732 – Welding personnel – Qualification of testing welding operators and weld setters

This traineeship will arm the next generation of welders with the skills required to work in today’s advanced manufacturing industry. Developed in partnership with DesignPro Automation, you will discover the key functions of a welding robot, develop robotic programming skills and learn the most advanced mechanised welding techniques.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion, you will receive 3 ISO certified robotic welding qualifications, empowering you to gain employment as a Robotic Welding Operator/Programmer in the manufacturing and engineering industries. You may also progress to Advanced Robotic Welding Programming and Robotic Simulating.

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Machine Tools Operations
Traineeship

QQI Level 5 Special Purpose Award

This 9-month traineeship will equip you with a high level of skills to operate conventional centre lathes and milling machines to produce complex components in a manufacturing environment. You will experience learning in an education and training setting and in a real work environment.

Progression/Employment Opportunities

On successful completion of this programme, you can progress into skilled employment or further
your learning.

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Welding Traineeship

Welding is an in-demand skill across a wide range of engineering projects. This 6-month traineeship will empower you with work-ready skills for a career as a welder. You will learn how to read drawings and practice the skill of manual metal arc, M.I.G. and T.I.G. welding.

Progression/Employment Opportunities

This traineeship will enable you to begin your career in welding and work independently and under supervision in a range of activities. You can also progress your learning and skills through Further Education and Training.

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NetDevOps Traineeship

This 1-year traineeship will equip you with entry-level concepts of computer networking and a foundation in computer systems and networking concepts. Modules include Mta-Networking Fundamentals, Mta-Windows Server Administration Fundamentals, Work Experience and an Introduction to Programming Using Python.

Progression/Employment Opportunities

On successful completion of this programme, you can progress into skilled employment or further your learning.

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Aircraft Structures Technician Traineeship

This 18-month traineeship will equip you with the skills required for a career as an Aircraft Structures Technician. The traineeship has been designed to equip you with skills and knowledge to carry out structural inspection, maintenance and repairs.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion, you will be competent to EASA standards in maths, physics and other specified EASA modules and will be qualified to seek employment as an Aircraft Structures Technician.

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Customer & Financial Support Services Traineeship

QQI Level 5 Major Award

This 1-year traineeship will provide you with a high level of skills in bookkeeping, payroll, MS Office 365 applications such as Word and Excel, and communications tools such as MS Teams. It will also empower you with work-ready skills to provide high-quality customer support, both in-person and online through the use of digital applications. This traineeship leads to a QQI Level 5 Major Award, with a strong practical approach and work experience included.

Progression/Employment Opportunities

This traineeship will enable you to work successfully in an office environment, to work independently and under supervision in an administrative role in a range of business settings and/or to progress your learning.

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Bicycle Engineering Traineeship

Foundation Certificate | City & Guilds Accredited
2850 Mechanical Engineering in Manufacturing Course

Are you interested in working in the bicycle industry? This traineeship will empower you with knowledge and skills in professional bicycle maintenance engineering, including frame design and build, welding, brazing, wheel building, and frame geometry.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion, you will gain a Certificate in Engineering and four independent qualifications and meaningful work experience. You will be able to seek employment as a professional bicycle mechanic and explore many other engineering opportunities within this exciting and expanding industry.

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Aircraft Spraypainting Traineeship

City & Guilds Level 3

This 26-week traineeship will equip you with the skills required to strip aircraft of existing finishes, prepare aircraft for refinishing and apply aircraft paint by hand and by spray gun in a safe and professional manner. You will receive on-the-job and off-the-job quality assured training in Shannon, County Clare.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion, you will receive a City & Guilds Level 3 qualification, empowering you to seek employment as an Aircraft Spraypainter.

Applications for this programme are now closed but stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

Robotic Process Automation Developer Traineeship

ONLINE COURSE

This 12-week online course, delivered by ABP School of Automation, will introduce you to the concept of Robotic Process Automation (RPA). You will develop your skills and knowledge necessary for a career as an RPA Developer.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion, you can progress to our Software Process Automation Developer Traineeship which will advance your skills and knowledge to seek employment in roles such as Junior RPA Developer, Process Automation Developer/Consultant, Process Automation Solutions Architect and Project Management. 

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What is a Traineeship?

A traineeship combines learning in an education and training setting and in the workplace. They take 6 – 20 months to complete. Traineeships provide you with job-specific training and workplace coaching with an employer at Levels 4 to 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Traineeships give employers access to a pipeline of talent and learners. They also give you, the learner, the opportunity to gain valuable experience in real work and industry environments, making you more skilled, more employable and enhancing your employment opportunities.

Certification

The traineeships we offer are linked to the National Framework Qualifications (NFQ). This 10-step fan diagram maps Education and Training in Ireland, so people can easily find out what level they are at.

Our Traineeships

Education and Training Boards are the primary provider of traineeships, working in partnership with employers. Unlike apprenticeship, traineeship is not governed directly by legislation in Ireland. Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board continues to work in partnership with employers across this region, identifying skills gaps in different industries and developing new partnerships. Below is a listing of traineeships we currently offer.

Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Aircraft Spray Painting

Aircraft Structures Technician

Beauty Therapist

Bicycle Engineering

Cabin Interiors Workshop Technician

Coded Pipe Welding

Computer-Aided Engineering (CNC)

Equestrian International Instructor (BHSAI)

Food and Beverage

Hairdressing

Healthcare Support

HGV Professional Driver

Machine Tool Operations

Nails and Beauty Treatments

Office Admin Business Support*

Pathway to Aviation

Patisserie and Confectionary

Robotic Welding

Senior Trades Hairdressing

Supervisory Management for Hospitality

Web Development*

Welding

How to access a Traineeship for Trainees

Traineeships are open to all potential learners, of all ages and backgrounds, and are free of charge to participants. Trainees may include school leavers, career changers, older learners, those in employment and those who are unemployed.

If you are unemployed and wish, following engagement with an Intreo Case Officer, to access traineeship to upskill for employment, you may be eligible for a training allowance or income support. Groups eligible for income support include those in receipt of Jobseekers Benefit or Allowance, a One-Parent Family Payment, a Jobseekers Transitional Payment or Disability Allowance. Full information on eligibility for unemployed groups is available via www.traineeship.ie

How to access a Traineeship for Employers

Participating employers agree to provide a minimum of 30% of the programme as work-based learning. Where a new traineeship is being developed, employer representatives are asked to contribute to the design and content of the programme, to ensure that it meets the skills needs identified and is in a format that facilitates participation and overall success.

Employers interested in an existing Traineeship or in creating a new Traineeship with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board can email enterprise@lcetb.ie or can contact our Enterprise Engagement Support Service:

Enterprise Engagement Support Service
Further Education and Training Centre
Raheen Campus
Raheen Business Park
Limerick, V94 CV66
(061) 487 900

Traineeships available nationally

AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND MARICULTURE
  • Greenkeeping
ANIMAL SCIENCE
  • Animal Care
BUSINESS
  • Business Administration
  • Business Systems Service Technician
  • Legal Administration
  • Medical Administration
  • Office Administration
  • Supervisory Management Leadership
  • Supervisory Management for Hospitality
CARE
  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Healthcare Support
  • Health Service Skills
  • Social and Community Care
  • Special Needs with Intellectual Studies
  • Youth Work
CONSTRUCTION
  • Construction Skills for Employment
  • Interior Systems
  • Overhead Lines Operative
ENGINEERING
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technician
  • Aircraft Structures Technician
  • Architectural Technology and
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Engineering and Motor Technology Skills
  • Engineering OEM
  • Engineering Operations
  • Engineering Precision Manufacturing
  • Engineering Technology
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Welding Fabrication
  • Wind Turbine Maintenance
FASHION & BEAUTY
  • Beauty Therapist
  • Beauty with Make-up Artistry
  • Hairdressing
FINANCE
  • Accounts Executive
  • Certified Accountancy Pathway
  • Financial Administration
HOSPITALITY
  • Barista
  • Barista and Bartending Skills
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Hospitality Level 4
  • Hospitality Level 5
  • Patisserie and Confectionery
ICT
  • Automated Software Testing
  • Digital Sales and Marketing
  • ICT Systems and Principles for IT
  • Professionals
  • IT Network Security
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Software Developer
  • Tech Support Engineer
MANUFACTURING
  • Aircraft Spray Painting
  • Cleanroom and Packaging Operations
  • CNC (Computer Numeric Control) Operator
  • Life Sciences Manufacturing Operations
  • Machine Tool Operations
  • Manufacturing Technician Maintenance
  • Skills Technology
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Quality Management (Quality Assurance)
MEDIA
  • Animation
  • Broadcast Production Skills
  • Digital Media Production Skills
  • Radio Production & Digital Journalism
  • Sports Broadcasting
RETAIL
  • Builders Merchants Sales
  • Pharmacy Sales Assistant
  • Retail Associate
  • Retail Skills Health and Beauty
SPORTS & LEISURE
  • Equestrian International Instructor BHSAI
  • Outdoor Activity Instructor
  • Sports Recreation and Exercise
  • Surf Instructor & Beach Lifeguard
TOURISM
  • Local and National Tour Guiding
TRANSPORT, DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS
  • Bus and Coach Driving
  • HGV Driving (Pilot)
  • Logistics and Distribution
  • Manufacturing Supply Chain and
  • Customer Service Logistics
  • Supply Chain Logistic

Further information on all Traineeships can be found on traineeship.ie

Contact Us

For further information on any of our Traineeships, you can search www.learningandskills.ie or email traineeship@lcetb.ie

Or you can contact our Recruitment Officers:

Recruitment Officer
Further Education and Training Centre
Shannon Campus
Shannon Industrial Estate
Shannon, Co. Clare, V14 CR63
(061) 706 100
Recruitment Officer
Further Education and Training Centre
Raheen Campus
Raheen Business Park
Limerick, V94 CV66
(061) 487 900

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