Deadline looms for Liebherr applications

An apprentice mechanical automation and maintenance fitter at Liebherr

THIS Friday is the cut-off deadline for applications for the exciting 2020 apprenticeship programme at Liebherr Container Cranes.

Opportunities are available in three different fields:

  • Electrical: The successful candidate will be primarily trained in all aspects of electrical engineering and installation. This will include HV and LV systems, circuit theory, automation, PLC’s, IT technology, variable speed drive systems and the use of instrumentation. Skills will include plant and machinery installation and start up, maintenance and repairs, including the servicing and assembly of machines at site.
  • Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitter: The successful candidate will be primarily trained in plant and machinery installation, maintenance and repairs, fabrication of components, along with servicing and assembly of machines. The use of machines and processes which involve integration of computer, electronic and programmable control systems is an integral part of the programme.
  • Metal Fabrication: The successful candidate will be primarily trained in the fabrication and joining technologies of components for large steel structures. It will encompass processes such as MMA, MIG/MAG and TIG welding along with fabrication theory, practical work and engineering drawing. They will be trained in the use of heavy fabrication machines such as guillotines, press brakes, band-saws and iron workers to fabricate and weld various components of our product.
An apprentice electrician at Liebherr

Upon completion, graduates will receive the dual qualification of a Level 6 Craft Certificate in their trade and a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in their respective fields from IT Tralee.

Liebherr apprenticeships are an excellent opportunity for candidates to get an internationally recognised qualification, along with an academic qualification, which provides a basis for further studies. The apprentice training model combines a practical and theoretical education, delivered with the cooperation of SOLAS, the state body with responsibility for training and further education.

To apply for these roles, applicants should send an up to date CV, a copy of their Leaving and Junior Cert results and a cover letter specifying the role of interest to [email protected] Any further documents such as training certificates, references, project details and awards should also be included.

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age on 1 January 2020. Successful candidates will benefit from a competitive package, fully paid training and education, excellent future employment and progression prospects, along with the opportunity to travel the world.

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