New Courses and Traineeships in Cavan

CMETB add new and exciting Traineeships to their suite of offerings! cmetb

A Career Traineeship is an occupational skills development training programme that is tailored to the identified needs of a specific industry sector or sub-sector and leads to nationally recognised qualifications. Career Traineeships combine directed off-the-job training (classroom-based learning) with on-the-job training (work-based learning) delivered in a host company. This approach provides trainees with the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and competence within a supportive working environment.

Over the last number of years Cavan and Monaghan ETB are working with employers in both counties assessing the skills gap and developing Traineeship programmes to meet industry needs.

Speaking about the Traineeships, CMETB Training Services Manager, Sinead McKenna explained more about the benefits to students and employers in the region: Career Traineeships includes classroom-based learning phase and work based learning in the host company. Applicants may eligible for a training, travel and meal allowance or company bursary. Career Traineeships are fully funded by the European Support Fund so there are no course fees. Graduates of such courses increase their prospects of employment after successfully completing the traineeship and undertaking an interview with the company. All Traineeships are free and full-time, Monday to Friday and last approximately 48 weeks with a minimum of 30% work placement.


New for 2018: QQI Level 5 Architectural Technology and Computer Aided Design Traineeship in partnership with Company Entekra

This new QQI Level 5 Architectural Technology and Computer Aided Design Traineeship will operate in conjunction with the company Entekra and is due to commence in September 2018.  The Traineeship places high emphasis on Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Parametric CAD but also includes Design Skills, Communications, Work Experience, Mathematics, Materials Science and Spreadsheets Methods.

Students will study at Monaghan Institute and complete 12 weeks placement with local employer Entekra.  After completion of the traineeship and obtaining a successful interview it is envisaged applicants will secure employment with the company.

Further details and confirmation of this course will be confirmed in the near future. Follow CMETB on Facebook for updates.


New for 2018: QQI Level 5 Digital Marketing

Cavan and Monaghan ETB’s new Career Traineeship in Digital Marketing is based at Monaghan Institute.  Due to commence in September 2018, this course offers an industry specific qualification and is aimed at learners entering the Digital Marketing sector, as well as those already working in these areas who are looking to renew their skills with formal training.

This Traineeship provides a wide range of key digital marketing, ebusiness and creative web development skills necessary to work within a marketing setting. The programme places an emphasis on:

  • Project Management Skills
  • Advertising and selling online
  • Creating and maintaining websites
  • Creating images, posters, animations and videos for use online
  • Creating and managing social media platforms i.e. Facebook, twitter
  • Using modern techniques such as analytics to understand on-line marketing campaigns

Areas of study to include:

  • Communications
  • Graphic Design Skills
  • Work Experience
  • Web Authoring
  • Project Development
  • Digital Movie Processing
  • Design Skills
  • Digital Marketing
  • Multimedia Authoring
  • Marketing Practice
  • Spreadsheets


New for 2018: QQI Level 4 Catering Support Traineeship in partnership with a number of Monaghan Hotels and Restaurants   

This new QQI Level 5 Catering Support will operate in September in conjunction with a number of hotels and restaurants in Monaghan.  This will operate in Monaghan Institute and will include work placements in host companies on a weekly basis.


QQI Level 5 OEM Engineering Traineeship in partnership with Combilift

CMETB in conjunction with Combilift Ltd collaborated to develop the first CMETB Traineeship in 2016, which has proven a huge success. The OEM Traineeship was developed to prepare learners for work as future with Combilift Ltd. Comprising 27 weeks of theoretical learning within Monaghan Institute and 11 weeks of practical work experience at Combilift, the OEM Engineering Traineeship is internationally recognised, with certification from City & Guilds and QQI at Level 5 Engineering. It offers a solid grounding in all of the key skills required for a career in the manufacturing industry, namely machining, fitting, control systems, auto electrics, CAD and hydraulics.

Many students from the class of 2016 and 2017 are now Combilift employees and others are working in other manufacturing companies.


QQI Level 5 Laboratory Assistance Traineeship in partnership with Monaghan Mushroom

In conjunction with a number of industries CMETB are rolling out the second year of this Laboratory Assistance Traineeship. The majority of the class of the inaugural Traineeship are now full-time Monaghan Mushroom employees.

This course is suitable for students who are interested in gaining skills necessary for working in laboratories and developing a strong foundation in science.

This traineeship provides an introduction to science and the skills required to work in a laboratory, food production, quality control or science-related environment. Students will learn about the science behind food-production, the procedures to be followed when working in a laboratory and use of technology in science. Practical skills are taught throughout the course and students will have the opportunity to use these skills during work placement. A substantial amount of the time on this traineeship will be spent on placement in the research and development laboratories of local employers including Monaghan Mushrooms. This will allow you to put your learning into practice in the work place, building your knowledge and developing your career potential.


QQI Level 5 Hospitality Traineeship with a number of hotels in Cavan and Monaghan  

This Traineeship will re-commence in September after running 3 successful years.  Likewise students have secured employment within a number of hotels.  This traineeship provides an introduction to the broad range of skills and knowledge required to work in the hotel, accommodation, restaurant and food service sectors.

By completing this course students will develop essential skills in areas like food service, food safety, basic kitchen skills, serving hot and cold beverages, bar service, handling payments, guest services and accommodation services.  Students will also gain hands-on experience that will help them build a career in the hospitality and food service sector.

Students spend their placement period working in hotels and restaurants in the region. Similar to the other traineeships, this will allow students to put their learning into practice in the work place, building on their knowledge and developing their career potential. Work placement will be supported with a range of field trips to local restaurants and hotels where students meet with employers and see the delivery of hospitality services.

This traineeship is a focused combination of classroom-based learning with work-based learning within a supportive working environment.

This Traineeship is delivered in Cavan Institute.



QQI Level 5 Outdoor Instructors Course operating in Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre.

Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship is delivered by Cavan and Monaghan ETB at Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre. The course is a 45 week daily course running Monday to Friday.  This 45 week full time training course aims to provide applicants with the skills and knowledge required to be able to work as instructors in an outdoor environment.

All trainees receive the tuition and support they need to prepare them for the final assessments.

The programme includes a work placement module, where trainees will experience on the job training from adventure activity / education providers around the country.

The modules covered are delivered by the expert and experienced staff include; Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills, Child Welfare and Protection in Sport, Outdoor Activity Instructor Work placement, Remote Emergency Care Level 3 (First Aid), Rock Climbing Skills, Canoe & Kayak Skills, Power Boat Operations, Mountain Skills, Leave no Trace Skills.

For anyone interested in pursuing a career in Outdoor Activities this course has all the requirements needed to get you established in the Outdoor Activities sector.


Through the National Skills Strategy 2025, the Action Plan for Education 2016-2018 and as part of the current Programme for Government, Ireland aims to significantly grow work based learning over the coming five years using the apprenticeship and traineeship modes of learning and skills development. Throughout the world there is evidence of the positive impact of learning which is closely linked to the workplace.

All Traineeships are due to start in September 2018.


Graduates from traineeships in the past have successfully gained employment in the relevant sector, while others have continued their studies in further and higher education.

CMETB Traineeships are co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.


For further information please email or telephone 049 435 3923. To apply online please see


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