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Now in its second year, the Generation Apprenticeship competition celebrates the best teamwork, leadership, creativity and problem-solving skills of Ireland's apprentices

What will you build?

The 2019 Generation Apprenticeship competition challenges apprentices to construct a three-dimensional letter A using materials and skills that are core to their industry. The competition aims to highlight the importance and value of apprenticeships as a route to skills development in 21st Century Ireland.


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Competition Brief

Now in its second year, the Generation Apprenticeship competition celebrates the best teamwork, leadership, creativity and problem-solving skills of Ireland’s apprentices.

The competition challenges teams of apprentices around the country to design and produce a 6-foot, 3-dimensional A letter (based on the Generation Apprenticeship brand) using the materials/equipment/tools of their industry.

The entries will be assessed by an independent team of judges. The finalists will be showcased at a high profile exhibition and the winning entries announced as part of a glittering awards ceremony.

Apprenticeship Council and ESB launch Generation Apprenticeship Taster Times

Opportunity for members of the public to discover more about apprenticeship programmes

The taster sessions will be held in 11 different locations around the country including Limerick, Dublin, Kerry, Shannon, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Athlone. The first taster session will take place in the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board’s Shannon Campus on Friday 15th March at 10am where they will also unveil their entry for the competition.

Keep checking in as our activity finder will continue to be updated during March, April and May.