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.

The next intake of apprentices is scheduled for September 2020 and the recruitment process will reopen shortly.

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.

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