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September start for new Liebherr apprentices

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One of the world’s leading manufacturers of ship to shore container cranes is calling for applications for its Apprenticeship Programme for 2021/2022.

The Liebherr Container Cranes apprenticeship programme, which will now run in line with academic calendar, has Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitter, Metal Fabrication, and Electrical apprenticeships available. The closing date for applications is Friday, June 25.

"Beginning this year, enrolment for apprentices will follow the academic calendar with commencement of apprenticeships in September as opposed to January," Trevor O'Donoghue from Liebherr Container Cranes said.

"At Liebherr, apprenticeships have always had a theoretical and a practical element. In recent years, as products and manufacturing technologies have become more advanced, the theoretical element of the apprenticeships has become even more important. Liebherr have worked closely with Solas and Munster Technological University (MTU) and are delighted to be able to offer apprentices a dual qualification."

Apprentices will receive a Level 6 Craft Certificate in their trade and a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in their respective fields from MTU.

"Liebherr apprenticeships are an excellent opportunity for candidates to get an internationally recognised qualification along with an academic qualification, which provides a basis for further studies. Once qualified, the Higher Level 6 certificate award will allow graduates to continue to diploma or degree level in their chosen field."

Liebherr has long been recognised as a pioneer in the provision of apprenticeships. The very first apprentices enrolled in 1959 and the apprentice programme has been in operation ever since providing a steady stream of highly qualified and skilled graduates. Apprentices spend four years developing their skills and knowledge, all the while pursuing academic training. During their training, they undertake many different roles and are highly experienced when they graduate. This opens up many opportunities and career pathways within Liebherr.

To apply for these roles, applicants, who must be at least 16 years of age on September 1, 2021, should send an up to date CV, a copy of academic results and a cover letter specifying the role that they are interested in, and why, to apprenticerecruit.lcc@liebherr.com. Any further documents such as training certificates, references, project details and awards etc., should also be included.

Successful candidates will benefit from a competitive package, fully paid training and education, excellent future employment and progression prospects, along with the opportunity to travel the world.

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30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

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Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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