WWETB delivers a variety of apprenticeships through our purpose-built facilities in both Waterford and Wexford. Our experienced staff are highly skilled and capable of supporting you on your apprenticeship journey to becoming a qualified industry professional.

Overview

• An apprenticeship is a programme of structured education and training which formally combines and alternates with on-the-job employer-based training and off-the-job training in PLC Colleges, Industry training centres and regional universities.
• One of the many benefits of an apprenticeship is earn while you learn.

Currently in 2022 in Ireland there are 66 statutory apprenticeships of which 25 are craft related, and more in development. Apprenticeships range in duration and entry criteria. All apprenticeships require the potential apprentice to be actively employed by an approved employer to train apprentices in the industry designation prior apprenticeship registration. Employment opportunities with an approved apprenticeship employer can be viewed on the Jobs Portal on www.apprenticeship.ie.

Apprentice learning supports

WWETB Learning and Wellbeing Supports are available to craft related apprentices with Learning requirements while attending their first off the job placement. Disciplines covered

  •  Mathematics,
  •  Industry Theory,
  • Literacy,
  • English Language,
  •  Industry Technical Drawing,
  • Information Technology,
  • Mental health support,
  • Study Skills and exam preparation
  •  Supported study groups

Financial Supports

  • Gender- based Bursary in certain apprenticeships where a single gender is underrepresented.
  •  Female Scholarship – WWETB initiative for female apprentices who register in any one of the 25 craft apprenticeships.
  •  Employer grants available to employers engaging in certain new apprenticeship
    programmes .
  •  Apprentice paid while attending Off the job training.

Throughout your apprenticeship, apprentices will develop skills to meet the needs of your chosen industry and the national and international labour market. On successful completion of your apprenticeship your certification will range from QQI level 5 to level 10 on the National Framework of qualifications with international recognition

All apprenticeship information and entry criteria per industry designation can be viewed on www.apprenticeship.ie . For further apprenticeship queries within Waterford and Wexford please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Services to Business Team . Contact details are displayed on the attached brochure or alternatively email servicestobusiness@wwetb.ie