The Employment and Training Corporation offers a wide range of training opportunities for persons who have finished compulsory education and are willing to learn a trade or skill and thus improve their chances of finding and retaining full time employment. One of these training initiatives is the Apprenticeship Scheme, which is organized in collaboration with vocational educational providers.
The ETC runs two different schemes namely:
Extended Skills Training Scheme - ESTS
Technician Apprenticeship Scheme - TAS
During the Apprenticeship, apprentices need to attend for off-the-job training at the College and for on-the-job training at an employer’s establishment. The Corporation assists apprentices in finding an employer with whom they can perform their on-the-job training for the duration of the apprenticeship and also monitors the training to ascertain that they are achieving adequate progress.
Apprentices may be required to undergo a medical examination to ascertain that they are fit for their duties. The Journeyman’s Certificate at Craftsman level is awarded on successful completion of the ESTS apprenticeship while the Journeyman’s Certificate at Technician level is awarded on successful completion of the TAS apprenticeship.
Applications from former apprentices are considered on their own merits.
For further information on the ETC Apprenticeship Scheme click on the link below: