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Life After An Engineering Apprenticeship

07.02.20 · Engineering News

National Apprenticeship Week 2020 takes place from 3 to 9 February 2020.

This annual celebration of apprenticeships will bring the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy.

Apprenticeships are a great way to gain the skills and experience you need for a rewarding career.  However, as we near the end of National Apprenticeship Week you may be wondering what options are open to you at the end of your apprenticeship and the best way to go about getting that first job.

For some larger employers, apprenticeships can usually result in full time positions.  However, it has often been the case with small and mid-size businesses that the last day of an apprenticeship is also the last day with the company. 

Looking for a new position is difficult, especially in a niche area such as engineering, and many young apprentices find they are then forced to either move abroad in order to stay in their chosen profession or possibly move into a different area of work altogether – an option that can be quite disheartening after spending years training in something that you love.

A simple, but sometimes overlooked solution is to sign up with an engineering recruitment specialist. They will be able to help review your skills and experience and promote you to their client base.  A specialist recruiter will have an established network of contacts within engineering companies across the country and know who is hiring and what positions are coming up long before they get posted to your local job website.

There is no cost to signing up with a specialist recruiter, as they receive their payment from the companies who hire you – there is therefore nothing to lose and everything to gain.


Have you recently completed an engineering apprenticeship, or are in your final year and would like to know what opportunities are available? If so, please contact Engineering Recruitment Specialist, Shannon Parke on 01 5267473 or email shannon@vickerstock.ie.

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