What is a Laboratory Apprenticeship?

The laboratory apprenticeships are, “earn while you learn” higher certificate and degree programmes that combine paid on the job training with academic study.
These two and three-year programmes are suitable for leaving certificate students or those with an equivalent qualification, who have an interest in pursuing a career in science.
The laboratory apprenticeships lead to a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Science as a Laboratory Technician and a Level 7 Ordinary Bachelor of Science Degree as a Laboratory Analyst.

Who is the apprenticeship for?

The Laboratory Apprenticeship programmes are suitable for:

  • School leavers OR
  • Those with a relevant Level 5 or Level 6 certification OR
  • Current industry employees looking to upskill, train or retrain in the laboratory environment OR
  • Career changers
School Leavers

Looking for the chance to gain a higher certificate or degree in science, industry experience and a salary?

Career Changers

Working in industry already but looking to move into the laboratory environment? Need to gain the required work experience?

Career Progressors

Working in industry and looking to upskill with your current or a new employer? Want to increase your skills and knowledge?

What you need to know

You will gain a Higher Certificate or a Bachelor of Science degree

You will follow a learning structure of, 3 days on the job and 2 days off the job

You will be paid a salary, set by your employer, both on the job and off the job

An annual apprentice registration fee of €1,500 applies

How do I get involved?

  • The next class will start in Sept 2024.
  • Contact labapprenticeship@ibec.ie early in the new year to register your interest.
  • Keep an eye on the "Positions Advertised" tab and apply directly to a hiring company.
Get in touch

Who's Hiring?

  • Please check regularly for information concerning the next intake of apprentices.
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