• TU Code: B821
  • SOLAS Trade Code: 52
  • Level: 6
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Award: National Craft Certificate Apprenticeship
  • Sector: Motor
  • Location: Bolton Street (Beresford Street)

With this four-year apprenticeship, you will become a fully qualified heavy vehicle mechanic, with a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate Craft – Heavy Vehicle Mechanics.

You may then choose to work as a heavy vehicle mechanic in road haulage companies in the commercial motor industry.

Many apprentices use their apprenticeship qualification as a platform to launch careers such as engineers, managers, owners of businesses, teachers and instructors amongst others.

As a heavy vehicle mechanic, you will carry out routine servicing and repair on commercial vehicles such as trucks, trailers, vans, jeeps, buses and coaches.

Your work will involve servicing, diagnostics and repairs. As well as routine servicing, major overhauls are undertaken at regular intervals. Faults are diagnosed and you will repair or replace the defective components as necessary.

You will manage the mechanical, electrical/electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic aspects of vehicles.

To become an apprentice in Ireland you must be hired by an employer. Apprenticeship employers are formally approved by SOLAS in advance of employing apprentices. Apprentices get a formal contract of employment as part of their apprenticeship.

Full eligibility criteria for this apprenticeship are available in the Heavy Vehicle Mechanic Apprenticeship brochure.

For further information, contact your local Education and Training board.