Sunday 21 April 2019

CorkHi10°| Lo

Cork Independent

Motors

150 motor industry apprenticeships up for grabs

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 4:35pm

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has announced that the Irish motor industry is looking to recruit 150 apprentices throughout Ireland.

Apprenticeships include motor mechanics, heavy vehicle mechanics, vehicle body repairs, agricultural mechanics and construction plant fitting.

In order to undertake an apprenticeship, a candidate must find a suitable employer to take them on for the duration of their four-year apprenticeship. They then register with SOLAS, who oversee the training programme and award of the National Craft Certificate Standard.

SIMI’s member companies have committed to recruiting 150 apprentices. Details of the companies and apprentice positions, are available on the SIMI’s website www.simi.ie.

The motor industry employs over 42,000 people throughout Ireland in a variety of positions. While there is currently a shortage of apprentices within our industry at present, this has also been seen in other trade sectors.

Events such as national Jobs Week are helping to highlight the opportunities and careers options that are currently available.

Regina Doherty, Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection present at the announcement commented: “I am delighted that SIMI and the Irish motor industry is taking part in Jobs Week and it’s great to see so many opportunities available within the sector. These apprenticeships are a great example of the scope and scale of opportunity available within our growing economy and reflect the variety of careers we have been highlighting all week.”

Brian Cooke, SIMI Director General Designate said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for those who wish to pursue a technical career while experiencing both a college and a working environment. With the transition underway to cutting edge automotive technologies, such as electric cars, hybrid vehicles, and autonomous vehicles, gather pace there has never been a more exciting time to be a part of the industry.”

ePaper Service

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8
Desktop, Tablet & Smartphone friendly
Cookies on Cork Independent website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Cork Independent website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.
How does Cork Independent use cookies?
Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Hide Message