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
Looking for the chance to gain a higher certificate or degree in science, industry experience and a salary?
Working in industry already but looking to move into the laboratory environment? Need to gain the required work experience?
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