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rstc   Ireland ESIF european union

The RSTC Traineeship is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020

We asked our tutor, Paul Twibill, a few questions about Engineering... 

What is Engineering?engineering skills machine

Engineering is the design, build and use of engines, machines or structures. 

What types of businesses use Engineering?

Every local company involved in the maufacture of any type of product would have Engineers as part of their team.

These would include Forklift Manufacturers, Structural Steel Specialists, General Engineering Workshops, Precision Engineering Toolrooms, and many other types of business in the area. 

What topics do you cover on your Engineering Traineeship course?

  • Milling
  • Turning
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Welding
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace 


What qualifications can you achieve from this course?

If you successfully complete exams, you can achieve certificates in:

  • City & Guilds levels 1 & 2 in Engineering
  • City & Guilds level 1 in CAD
  • Safe Pass
  • Basic Welding
  • You will also receive a letter of attendance upon completion of Manual Handling


Other than gaining certification, what benefits are there for taking part?

The aim of this course is to gain full time employment in this sector.

You can also use this as a pathway to undertaking an apprenticeshipengineeringskillswelding


What are the entry requirements for this course?

You will need:

Leaving Certificate maths or equivalent

Good communication skills

Good hand/eye co-ordination

Good motivational skills



Our next intake for Engineering Traineeship is in October. Contact Course Recruitment on 0429355700 for further information.

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