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Interested in a career in Engineering?
Why not choose the OEM Engineering Traineeship which offers a combination of workplace learning with Combilift and classroom – based learning in Monaghan Institute.

What is the OEM Engineering Technology Traineeship?

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. The Trainee will complete 26 weeks classroom-based learning in Monaghan Institute and 12 weeks work placement in Combilift spread out over the course of the 9 months.

 

The work placement in Combilift allows the Trainee to put the theory they have learnt into practice in a real working environment.

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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 for progression within your role in Combilift.

Exciting Career Prospects / Opportunity for Progression

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 to 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

Application Process

Apply Online

Register on Fetch Course ( An Application Form will be posted / emailed to you)

Complete the Application Form and return it to [email protected]

Apply

Application

All applicants are required to take an aptitude test.

Aptitude Test

Interview

Congratulations!

You have secured yourself an Interview with our team.

Good Luck!

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

Complete the Application Form and return to [email protected] or alternatively you can post it to:

Annahagh,
Monaghan,
Co. Monaghan
H18 VP65
Ireland

If you wish to find out more information about the Traineeship, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Combilift HR Department by phoning:

047 – 80500.

View the OEM Traineeship Leaflet