- TU Code: B844
- SOLAS Trade Code: 70
- 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 sheet metal worker, with a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate Craft – Sheet Metal Work.
You may then choose to work as a sheet metal worker employed by firms manufacturing ventilation equipment; catering and food processing equipment; computer and data communications hardware; and vehicles.
Many apprentices use their qualification as a platform to launch careers such as engineers, managers, owners of businesses and instructors amongst others.
As a sheet metalworker, your job will involve working with thin metal sheets which you will bend, cut and shape using hammers, small presses, roller machines and guillotines.
You will work with various types of metal including sheet steel, galvanised steel, stainless steel, aluminium and copper. Your work will include the cutting of these metals by using patterns or templates as guides and shaping the metal by forming, bending, beating or rolling. Some sheet metal workers specialise in more complex techniques or in operating one or more of the machines.
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 Sheet Metalwork Apprenticeship brochure.
For further information, contact your local Education and Training board.