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Mechanical Apprentice

KerryCarrigaline, County CorkApprenticeship

About Kerry A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role

Brief overview of the role:

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to kick start their career within the food production industry to become a Mechanical Automation & Maintenance Fitter.

Working week:

39 hours, 8am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday

Key responsibilities

The apprentice will learn and develop technical skills and knowledge throughout the program. He/she will be part of the site maintenance team and will understudy the team members on a daily basis. He/she will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of machinery across the entire site.

Qualifications and skills

Minimum requirements:

Leaving Certificate – at least grade D in five subjects

Candidates may be required to pass a SOLAS approved colour vision test

Personal Qualities:

Candidates should have a technical aptitude and an interest in understanding how equipment operates. You will need to work to a high standard with an attention to detail to ensure that maintenance activities are carried out safely and effectively at all times.

Training to be provided:

The successful candidate will be registered as a Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitter Apprentice with SOLAS immediately after commencing employment. The apprenticeship scheme will typically take at least 4 years to complete, comprising of both “on-the-job” and “off-the-job” phases. More information can be found at

Primarily based in Carrigaline, but will be located at SOLAS training centres for “off -the-job” phases.

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