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The (OEM) Engineering Traineeship offers a combination of workplace learning with Combilift and classroom-based learning at the Monaghan Institute

What is the OEM Engineering Technology Traineeship?

At Combilift, we are proud to say that our people are among the most talented and driven in the world. A family company, we’re committed to nurturing the rich vein of skill and resourcefulness that exists right here on our doorstep. To fulfil this, we provide Traineeships to teach and develop engineering skills essential for employment in the engineering manufacturing sector.

 

The Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) Engineering Traineeship prepares trainees for work as future Engineers/Technicians and combines theory and practical industry experience to provide a basic understanding of manufacturing and engineering processes.

 

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Find out all the information you need about the Traineeship. Hear from past trainees and tutors about the course as well as the modules you will learn and application process.

Benefits of the OEM Traineeship

Fully Funded Programme

There are no fees for this course and students may be eligible for a bursary from Combilift or the DSP.

Uniforms / Health & Safety Clothing and a toolbox will be provided for training.

Fully Funded Programme

Level 5 Qualification

Any Trainee who successfully completes the 9 month course will receive a Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ) in Engineering Technology and a City & Guilds Level 2 in Hydraulics.

Level 5 Qualification

Further Study Options

Successful graduates of this course may be offered full time employment with Combilift. There is also an opportunity to be considered for the national OEM Apprenticeship.

Further Study Options

This is a full time course, starting in September with 12 weeks work based learning in Combilift and 26 weeks classroom based learning in Monaghan Institute.

The modules delivered on this Traineeship are:

  • Auto Electricity
  • Engineering Workshop Processes
  • CAD (2D)
  • Electronics
  • Engineering Theory
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Control Systems
  • Engineering Drawings
  • Fluid Power Systems – Hydraulics
  • Health & Safety

The course is fully funded by the European Support Fund so there are no course fees and students may be eligible for a bursary from Combilift or the DSP. Combilift also provides a toolkit for each trainee.  A training allowance is paid to those in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment.

Other entitlements may include:

  • Travel or Accommodation allowance
  • Meal allowance
  • or Access to the National Childcare Scheme
  • For those not in receipt of a training allowance, Combilift will provide a bursary

This is a full time course, starting in September with 12 weeks work based learning in Combilift and 26 weeks classroom based learning in Monaghan Institute.
Applicants must:

  • Be 16+
  • Have achieved Leaving Certificate or equivalent or a QQI Level 4 or relevant work experience.         

OR

  • Achieved GCSEs, NVQ Level 2, BTEC or equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

Any Trainee who successfully completes the 9 month course will receive a Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ) in Engineering Technology and a City & Guilds Level 2 in Hydraulics.

Hear from our previous Students

Trainee 2016-2017

Gary McCaffery

  • Interested in machinery and had experience in farming.
  • Chose the Traineeship as it was close to home and inexpensive.
  • Enjoyed the balance of theory and practical learning.
  • Only a 9 month course so there is no commitment to a 3 to 4 year college degree.
  • Offered a role in Combilift after the Traineeship in 2017 and has progressed his career in Combilift

Trainee 2018-2019

Conor McMahon

  • Ideal if you’re unsure what you want to do after School.
  • Favourite module was Hydraulics and Engineering.
  • Enjoyed being able put the theory into practical learning.
  • Found the assignments challenging but rewarding.
  • Offered a role in Combilift after the Traineeship in 2019 and has progressed his career in Combilift

Current Trainee 2020 - 2021

Nofal

  • Mature student that wanted a career change to Engineering and decided to apply for the OEM Engineering Traineeship.
  • Worked in various departments across production.
  • Found the workplace staff friendly and helpful.
  • Hoping to secure employment in Combilift upon completion of the course or else progress to the OEM Apprenticeship.

Employment & Further Training Opportunities

On successful completion of this course, students may apply for employment or for the OEM Apprenticeship.

Successful graduates of the Traineeship will be given the opportunity to interview for vacancies within Combilift. Past trainees now work in a variety of roles including:

  • Electrical Technicians
  • Assembly Technicians

  • Testing and PDI Technicians
  • Facilities & Maintenance Technicians
  • Service Engineers

  • Lean & Quality Engineers
  • Control Systems Engineers

They may also use the results from this course instead of Leaving Certificate results to apply through the CAO for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities.

Application Process

Apply Online

Download and fill out your online application and please email it to [email protected]

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Application

All applicants are required to take an aptitude test.

Application Test

Interview

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Interview

Offer

We look forward to welcoming you onboard.

PPE and tool kits will be provided to all individuals.

Offer

Duration

This is a full time course, starting in September with 12 weeks work based learning in Combilift and 26 weeks classroom based learning in Monaghan Institute.

Duration

Apply for the OEM Traineeship below

Download and fill out your application and please email it to [email protected]

View the OEM Traineeship Leaflet