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Apprenticeship Opportunity - Keenan

Apprenticeship – OEM manufacturing – QQ1 Level 6

KEENAN is currently seeking candidates for the new OEM manufacturing apprenticeship. This is a 3-year NFQ level 6 apprenticeship for Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) with the apprentice spending 16 weeks in off the job training in years 1 and 2, and 14 weeks off the job training in year 3. The balance of the time is spent applying the skills learned in our manufacturing and engineering facilities.

Completing an apprenticeship with KEENAN will offer candidates top class experience in electrical /electronic technology on CNC machinery, hydraulics & pneumatics, mechatronics fault diagnostics, assembly, testing and H&S / quality assurance systems. KEENAN has a team of production operatives including welder fabricators, production technicians, mechanical engineers and design engineers based at our manufacturing facility in Borris, Co. Carlow.

The apprenticeship is delivered in conjunction with training boards in Cavan and Monaghan, Limerick and Clare.

Candidates will graduate with an Advanced Certificate in Original Equipment Manufacturing providing them with a broad range of skills which allows them take up roles in manufacturing, maintenance or engineering.

Modules include:

  • Health & Safety

  • Engineering Drawings

  • OEM Practices

  • Electrical & Electronic Technology

  • Mechatronics

  • Testing & Measurement of Electronic Systems

  • OEM Operations Management

  • Analytics & Problem Solving

  • Industrial Robotics and PLC’s

  • Team Leadership

  • Communications

  • OEM Applied Engineering

  • Final Project



Leaving Certificate (pre 2017) with grade D3 or Higher in five subjects which must include mathematics. Post 2017 applicants must have achieved five O6 in the Leaving Certificate which must include mathematics.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Strong interest in engineering – preferably mechanical or electrical engineering

  • Problem solving skills

  • Good organisational & communication skills

  • Team Player with good work practices and timekeeping

  • Responsible with excellent quality and safety awareness

Applications in writing to:

Ms. Helen Phelan, Alltech Farming Solutions Ltd., Borris, Co. Carlow or email:

by Tuesday, 27th July, 2021

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