- TU Code: B810
- SOLAS Trade Code: 60
- Level: 6
- Duration: 4 Years
- Award: National Craft Certificate Apprenticeship
- Sector: Engineering
- Location: Bolton Street
On completion of this four-year apprenticeship, you will become a fully qualified mechanical automation and maintenance fitter, with a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate Craft - Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitting.
You may then choose to work as a mechanical automation and maintenance fitter in industries such as engineering, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, quarries, mines, food processing, local authorities, petrochemicals and the armed forces.
Many apprentices use their qualification as a platform to launch careers such as engineers, managers, owners of businesses and instructors amongst others.
Working as a mechanical automation and maintenance fitter, your job will include plant and machinery installation; maintenance and repairs; replacement of broken or working parts; adjustment; servicing and checking components; and equipment component replacement. It is also a fitter’s job to fabricate parts using machine tools.
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 Mechanical Automation & Maintenance Apprenticeship brochure.
For further information, contact your local Education and Training board.