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Be a part of an exclusive all-female Tech Apprenticeship

I-FIT is an exciting two-year programme aimed at equipping local women with the tech know-how to carve out a successful career in a thriving industry. 

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Be a part of an annual and exclusive all-female Software Development Associate intake

I-FIT is an exciting two-year programme aimed at enabling women to attain tech skills & qualifications to commence a successful ICT career.

What is the I-FIT Tech Apprenticeship?

Offering participants the opportunity to earn while they learn, modern apprenticeships foster economic independence, progression and clear pathways to quality employment. The first fully-fledged female class is a pioneering approach to boosting participation and showcasing untapped talent. 

Is the I-FIT Tech Apprenticeship for you?

  • Are you a female residing in Dublin?
  • Are you passionate about tech and enjoy learning-by-doing?
  • Do you dream of working in a Tech Firm close to your home with plentiful career opportunities?
  • Would you like the opportunity to earn while you learn?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to the above then the I-FIT Apprenticeship programme is for you! 

Applicant FAQs

Programme Access and Entry Requirements

FIT recruits candidates who express an interest in joining the programme by completing an online application form available on www.fit.ie. In the first instance, the application is subject to screening regarding the defined criteria noted. Successful candidates will also be registered with SOLAS as the regulatory authority for the registration of apprentices in Ireland.

All candidates will be required to meet the specific entry requirements. Once the screening process has been finalised/completed, FIT will organise interviews between candidates and prospective host employers who will provide the mentored work placement opportunity to the candidate. The employer will select the applicant(s) to whom they will offer a role in their organisation as a full time employee for the duration of the programme. This decision is exclusively made by the employer and FIT has no role in influencing that decision-making process.

Since 2018, FIT has instigated several supports for candidates who may have additional support needs and who notify FIT of a disability at the candidate application stage. These supports range from assistance navigating the candidate application process to ongoing support during participation in the programme. 3.1 Specific Entry Requirements Minimum candidate entry requirements are as follows

Specific Entry Requirements

 Minimum candidate entry requirements are as follows:

• Must be 18 years or older, • Will be required to complete an initial aptitude test,

• Must have achieved a passing grade (or O6/H7) in 5 or more subjects to include Maths and English (Ordinary Level) in the Irish Leaving Certificate,

• Must be eligible to participate in Further Education and Training programmes,

• Must be entitled to study and work in Ireland (for non-EU/ EEA candidates that is subsequent to your application, we will be in touch regarding visa eligibility)

Equivalence may be decided through the Recognition of Prior Learning procedure for those who may not hold a suitable Leaving Certificate. In addition, those who have completed a FIT recognised Pre-Tech Apprenticeship programme will be able to furnish evidence of the same along with a copy of their Junior Certificate parchment/certificate.

Key candidate skills and attributes are as follows:

• Must be numerate and literate,

• Have good learning skills,

• Be interested in technology and customer service,

• Have the ability to absorb product knowledge,

• Be motivated and analytical,

• Possess good communication skills, pleasant personality, be determined to succeed,

• Have excellent interpersonal skills,

• Be able to work as a team member, be adaptable and flexible

The great news is that there is no deadline for applying as we recruit all year round. You can complete an application form here. You will then be invited to an information session with the FIT team in due course.

I-FIT Tech Apprenticeship placements are currently only Dublin based.

All of the off-the-job learning takes place in Education and Training Boards (ETBs) nationwide in the modalities of either in-person or through live webinar, while the on-the-job learning is carried in-company with the support of your sponsor employer.

The apprenticeship is suitable for those enjoy practical learning, have an aptitude and passion for IT and are keen to enter the world of work.

All participants who are applying for our Tech Apprenticeships must have a minimum of a full Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) which includes a pass in Mathematics and English at Ordinary Level, to be eligible for the programme.

You can apply for a Tech Apprenticeship at any time and once we begin recruiting for your chosen programme, you will be invited to an information and aptitude session. To apply for a Tech Apprenticeship please click here.

"Apprenticeships will play a critical part in providing access to a new talent pool of people with the right tech skills and know-how that are growing in demand in industry."
Liam Ryan speaking
Liam Ryan
MD, SAP Ireland

Be a part of an exclusive all-female Tech Apprenticeship

Apply for I-FIT today and begin your path to an exciting ICT career.