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Is a Traineeship for me?

This combines training and workplace coaching


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The SOLAS National Traineeship programme is an occupational skills development programme which combines formal training with the Education and Training Boards and workplace coaching with an employer.   

The range of traineeships, which are tailored to the needs of Irish industry and local businesses, offer programme participants occupationally relevant training and industry recognised qualifications. 

These programmes are targeted at occupations which are not designated as apprenticeships but entail significant skill requirements which are best acquired through a combination of alternating periods of on and off-the-job training.

On successful completion of all written and practical assessments for both on- and off-the-job training, all learners will receive a QQI Award at either Certificate or Advanced Certificate level. This serves as a nationally recognised qualification.

The full listing of Traineeship Courses range from Auto Turning Operator to a Trainee Jockey. The traineeships available change from time to time so keep an eye on them here

Am I eligible?

The minimum age for participation on a Traineeship programme is the statutory school leaving age of 16 years. It is important to note that you must be living in Ireland and be registered with your local DSP Employment Services Office before you can apply for any of the Traineeships. 

All Traineeship courses are scheduled based on demand in each ETB location, to find out what Traineeships are scheduled in your area please contact your local DSP Employment Services office.

Prospective Traineeship participants and host employers should contact their local DSP Employment Services Office for further information.   

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Published November 29th, 2016
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