Apprenticeships in the Irish Motor Industry
The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has composed this video to help provide an overview of the National Apprenticeship Programme.
An apprentice is a person who works for an employer in their chosen occupation and gains the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies to become a qualified craftsperson.
The duration of an apprenticeship is a minimum of 4 years. The apprenticeship system is a modular standards-based system comprising of 7 alternating phases of training and development four on-the-job and three off-the-job in a recognised Training Centre and Educational College.