“Traineeship Training” is co-funded by the Irish Government, the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative as part of the ESF Programme for Employability Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

Traineeships are occupational specific and industry endorsed training programmes leading to QQI Major Awards mostly at Levels 5 and 6 and/or industry recognised certification providing access to specific occupations in designated sectors.

Traineeships are aimed at new labour market entrants and unemployed persons. A key characteristic of the Traineeship Programme is the role employers play in the training process. A Traineeship combines learning in an education and training setting and in the workplace. Undertaking a Traineeship gives you the opportunity to develop skills and workplace knowledge making you more skilled, more employable and enhancing your employment opportunities. They take 6-20 months to complete, with at least 30% of the learning in a workplace setting. They are designed for flexible delivery. Unemployed people may be eligible for income support.

The entry requirements vary depending on the level of the course and the aptitude and skills required for successful completion. Aptitude tests and interviews are used in certain cases to select participants.

The traineeships we offer are linked to the National Framework Qualifications (NFQ).

Current Traineeships provision includes Hospitality Operations, Logistics & Distribution, Medical Administration, Certified Accountancy Pathway, ICT Support Specialist & National Tour-Guiding.

Tipperary ETB is committed to working in partnership with employers across the county to develop new Traineeships in response to identified skills needs in many industries.

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