System Technician Apprenticeship - Ireland
System Technician Apprenticeship – Ireland
Swords, Co. Dublin
Starting at €195.25 per week (increasing to €527.70 per week dependent on the time taken to complete the programme)
Would you like to play a part in helping save lives at sea?
We are looking for a unique individual to join our Coastal Maintenance Team in Ireland and become an integral part of the team. This is an exciting opportunity to work and train with our System Technicians, repair and maintain our fleet and ensure its availability 24/7, providing support to RNLI staff and volunteers across the Island of Ireland.
This highly motivated individual will undertake a four year engineering technician apprenticeship with the RNLI at the Ireland Regional Base/Swords.
The apprenticeship will commence in September 2018. It will involve study at the SOLAS Technical College, Baldoyle Co. Dublin. It will also involve attending class and equipment specific technical courses at the RNLI College in Poole and working alongside experienced technicians on all classes of lifeboat and associated plant throughout Ireland and occasionally parts of the UK.
You will learn about assembling, installing, repairing, modifying, diagnosing and maintaining different types of marine engines and associated drive systems. Additionally, you will learn about electrical, electronic, hydraulic and auxiliary systems as installed in various classes of lifeboats. You will also experience work on our large fleet of launch equipment and lifeguard support equipment, which includes patrol vehicles, jet-skis and quad bikes.
When not studying at college, the role often requires you to work away from home at lifeboat stations and other RNLI facilities. This can involve travelling significant distances and working away for up to five days at a time. You will need to consider this carefully as it is an integral part of the role and you must be committed to this pattern of working. You will work alongside an experienced technician and all subsistence expenses are covered.
To be considered, you will need:
- Leaving certificate grades or evidence of predicted grades
- A full, valid driving licence (or the willingness to obtain this)
As this is a sea-going appointment, you will need to satisfy the institution's medical and eyesight standards.
The closing date for applications is the 10th May 2018, with interviews scheduled to be held on the week commencing the 25th June 2018.
Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards our goals of halving drowning in the UK and Ireland by 2024. This involves a growing commitment to preventative action, using our expertise to work in partnership with communities locally, nationally and internationally to prevent drowning.
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