Laboratory Apprenticeship
Laboratory Apprenticeship
Apprentice Information
Offering apprentices a unique earn while you learn experience.

What is a Laboratory Apprenticeship

The laboratory apprenticeships are, “earn while you learn” higher certificate and degree programmes that combine paid on the job training with academic study.
These two and three-year programmes are suitable for leaving certificate students or those with an equivalent qualification, who have an interest in pursuing a career in science.
The laboratory apprenticeships lead to a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Science as a Laboratory Technician and a Level 7 Ordinary Bachelor of Science Degree as a Laboratory Analyst.

Who is the apprenticeship for?

The Laboratory Apprenticeship programmes are suitable for school leavers, those with a releavant Level 5 or Level 6 certification, current industry employees looking to upskill, train or retrain in the laboratory environment and for those with an interest in science.

Career Starters:

Looking for the chance to gain a higher certificate or degree in science, industry experience and a salary?

Career Changers:

Working in industry already but looking to move into the laboratory environment? Need to gain the required work experience?

Career Progressors:

Working in industry and looking to upskill with your current or a new employer? Want to increase your skills and knowledge?

What you need to know

You will gain a Higher Certificate or a Bachelor of Science degree
You will follow a learning structure of, 3 days on the job and 2 days off the job
You will be paid a salary, set by your employer, both on the job and off the job
An annual apprentice registration fee of €1,500 applies

How do I get involved?

  • Register using the 'register your interest' button above
  • You will be automatically added to our database and will be informed when companies are hiring.
  • Keep an eye on the "Positions Advertised" tab and apply directly to a hiring company.
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Who's Hiring?

Enrolling on the apprenticeship programme is like finding a job, you can see the companies that have taken part to date as well as who is hiring now.

Positions Advertised