Spotlight on NEW Traineeship

Bicycle Engineering Traineeship

City & Guilds Level 2

Are you interested in working in the bicycle industry? This traineeship will empower you with knowledge and skills in foundation engineering, specifically professional bicycle maintenance process. Developed in partnership with the Bicycle Engineering Academy, you will study the maintenance, design and engineering of eBicycles and commercial work bicycles.

Progression / Employment Opportunities

On successful completion of this course, you will gain a Certificate in Cycle Mechanics and four independent qualifications as well as professional work experience. You will be able to seek employment as a professional bicycle mechanic within this industry.

Clicking on the Apply Now button to proceed with your application on FETCH (the national Further Education and Training Course Hub). Or, click on the Enquire Now button to open up a form for you to complete. You will then be contacted by a member of our team who will assist you with your application and help ensure this is the right course for you. 

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What is a Traineeship?

A traineeship combines learning in an education and training setting and in the workplace. They take 6 – 20 months to complete. Traineeships provide you with job-specific training and workplace coaching with an employer at Levels 4 to 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Traineeships give employers access to a pipeline of talent and learners. They also give you, the learner, the opportunity to gain valuable experience in real work and industry environments, making you more skilled, more employable and enhancing your employment opportunities.


The traineeships we offer are linked to the National Framework Qualifications (NFQ). This 10-step fan diagram maps Education and Training in Ireland, so people can easily find out what level they are at.

Our Traineeships

Education and Training Boards are the primary provider of traineeships, working in partnership with employers. Unlike apprenticeship, traineeship is not governed directly by legislation in Ireland. Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board continues to work in partnership with employers across this region, identifying skills gaps in different industries and developing new partnerships. Below is a listing of traineeships we currently offer.

Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Aircraft Spray Painting

Aircraft Structures Technician

Beauty Therapist

Bicycle Engineering

Cabin Interiors Workshop Technician

Coded Pipe Welding

Computer-Aided Engineering (CNC)

Equestrian International Instructor (BHSAI)

Food and Beverage


Healthcare Support

HGV Professional Driver

Machine Tool Operations

Nails and Beauty Treatments

Office Admin Business Support*

Pathway to Aviation

Patisserie and Confectionary

Robotic Welding

Senior Trades Hairdressing

Supervisory Management for Hospitality

Web Development*


How to access a Traineeship for Trainees

Traineeships are open to all potential learners, of all ages and backgrounds, and are free of charge to participants. Trainees may include school leavers, career changers, older learners, those in employment and those who are unemployed.

If you are unemployed and wish, following engagement with an Intreo Case Officer, to access traineeship to upskill for employment, you may be eligible for a training allowance or income support. Groups eligible for income support include those in receipt of Jobseekers Benefit or Allowance, a One-Parent Family Payment, a Jobseekers Transitional Payment or Disability Allowance. Full information on eligibility for unemployed groups is available via

How to access a Traineeship for Employers

Participating employers agree to provide a minimum of 30% of the programme as work-based learning. Where a new traineeship is being developed, employer representatives are asked to contribute to the design and content of the programme, to ensure that it meets the skills needs identified and is in a format that facilitates participation and overall success.

Employers interested in an existing Traineeship or in creating a new Traineeship with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board can email or can contact our Enterprise Engagement Support Service:

Enterprise Engagement Support Service
Further Education and Training Centre
Raheen Campus
Raheen Business Park
Limerick, V94 CV66
(061) 487 900

Traineeships available nationally

  • Greenkeeping
  • Animal Care
  • Business Administration
  • Business Systems Service Technician
  • Legal Administration
  • Medical Administration
  • Office Administration
  • Supervisory Management Leadership
  • Supervisory Management for Hospitality
  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Healthcare Support
  • Health Service Skills
  • Social and Community Care
  • Special Needs with Intellectual Studies
  • Youth Work
  • Construction Skills for Employment
  • Interior Systems
  • Overhead Lines Operative
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technician
  • Aircraft Structures Technician
  • Architectural Technology and
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Engineering and Motor Technology Skills
  • Engineering OEM
  • Engineering Operations
  • Engineering Precision Manufacturing
  • Engineering Technology
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Welding Fabrication
  • Wind Turbine Maintenance
  • Beauty Therapist
  • Beauty with Make-up Artistry
  • Hairdressing
  • Accounts Executive
  • Certified Accountancy Pathway
  • Financial Administration
  • Barista
  • Barista and Bartending Skills
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Hospitality Level 4
  • Hospitality Level 5
  • Patisserie and Confectionery
  • Automated Software Testing
  • Digital Sales and Marketing
  • ICT Systems and Principles for IT
  • Professionals
  • IT Network Security
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Software Developer
  • Tech Support Engineer
  • Aircraft Spray Painting
  • Cleanroom and Packaging Operations
  • CNC (Computer Numeric Control) Operator
  • Life Sciences Manufacturing Operations
  • Machine Tool Operations
  • Manufacturing Technician Maintenance
  • Skills Technology
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Quality Management (Quality Assurance)
  • Animation
  • Broadcast Production Skills
  • Digital Media Production Skills
  • Radio Production & Digital Journalism
  • Sports Broadcasting
  • Builders Merchants Sales
  • Pharmacy Sales Assistant
  • Retail Associate
  • Retail Skills Health and Beauty
  • Equestrian International Instructor BHSAI
  • Outdoor Activity Instructor
  • Sports Recreation and Exercise
  • Surf Instructor & Beach Lifeguard
  • Local and National Tour Guiding
  • Bus and Coach Driving
  • HGV Driving (Pilot)
  • Logistics and Distribution
  • Manufacturing Supply Chain and
  • Customer Service Logistics
  • Supply Chain Logistic

Further information on all Traineeships can be found on

Contact Us

For further information on any of our Traineeships, you can search or email

Or you can contact our Recruitment Officers:

Recruitment Officer
Further Education and Training Centre
Shannon Campus
Shannon Industrial Estate
Shannon, Co. Clare, V14 CR63
(061) 706 100
Recruitment Officer
Further Education and Training Centre
Raheen Campus
Raheen Business Park
Limerick, V94 CV66
(061) 487 900

Get in Touch

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This provision is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.