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Apprenticeships

Jump-Start Your Career With an Apprenticeship
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The way we work is changing, so the way we study is, too. We’re excited to announce the development of new apprenticeship programmes, because sometimes there’s no substitute for being out in the field, learning the skills you need to succeed.

We are developing two apprenticeships with the relevant industry bodies, and, subject to QQI approval, they’ll launch early in 2019.

The courses we’re developing are:

  • Professional Bar Manager
  • Professional Health Care Assistant

These roles are in high demand, with plenty of opportunities for well-trained young professionals to succeed and grow their skills.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a learning opportunity that is largely made up of real-world experience – you don’t spend all your time in a classroom; instead, you’re out in the field learning how to fulfil the responsibilities of your chosen profession.

Apprenticeships in Ireland must:

  • Be industry-led by consortia of industry and education partners
  • Lead to an award at Levels 5 to 10 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)
  • Last between 2-4 years in duration
  • Consist of at least 50% on-the-job learning
  • Allow for flexible delivery – online, blended, and off-the job learning in increments/blocks

Apprentices are also employed under a formal contract of apprenticeship, and they are paid by their employer for the duration of the apprenticeship.

*Information provided by apprenticeship.ie.

Why should you choose Griffith College?

  • With campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick, Griffith College is Ireland’s largest private third-level college and has connections across the country.
  • Over 70% of Griffith College graduates find jobs related to the course they studied at Griffith, and 93% jump ahead in their careers.
  • Access to our Alumni Network, which stretches around the world and includes access to company discounts and library services at any of our three campuses.