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  • TU Code: B846
  • SOLAS Trade Code: 72
  • Level: 6
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Award: National Craft Certificate Apprenticeship
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Bolton Street (Linenhall)

With this four-year apprenticeship, you will become a fully qualified metal fabricator, with a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate Craft – Metal Fabrication.

You may then choose to work as a metal fabricator in industries such as constructional steel; pressure vessels; tank and boiler manufacture; ship building and ship repair; and general engineering.

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

Working as a metal fabricator, your job will involve the installation and manufacture of a range of metallic systems to include pressure vessels; tank and boiler manufacture; structural steel systems; plate steel systems and piping systems. Your job will include the reading of drawings and working with materials such as low carbon steel, stainless steel, alloy steel and aluminium.

A metal fabricator uses skills such as measuring, marking out, cutting and welding materials using different processes and assembly techniques. As a metal fabricator, you will spend some time outdoors and may be required to work on heights.

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 Metal Fabrication Apprenticeship brochure.

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

Niall Murphy


Tel: +353 1 220 6763