White Goods Repair Service Engineer Course open to Applicants September 2023
August 21, 2023
Calling all prospective white goods repair engineers!
The White Goods Repair Service Engineer Course is open to applicants this September 2023.
This Circular Economy Skills Initiative course aims to produce enough experts to ensure thousands of washing machines, fridges and dishwashers are given a new lease of life in homes and businesses across the country.
FIT, WEEE Ireland, and the White Goods Association have come together to create a curriculum and formal career pathway for field service technicians to attract new entrants and create a steady supply into the sector to address a growing requirement with regard to maintenance, repair and recycling of white goods.
This initiative will help to kickstart a change in the electrical repair culture in Ireland with this first-of-a-kind training programme, designed to free the bottleneck that has arisen, with no new technicians due to limited access to structured training programmes. It will open up a new and rewarding career for women and men who have interest in prolonging the life-cycle of our white goods in the interest of sustainability, reduced waste and environmental wellbeing career in the technology sector.
This initiative is supported by a grant from the CIRCULÉIRE Innovation fund. CIRCULÉIRE is Ireland’s first industry-led innovation network dedicated to accelerating the circular economy.
The project will be run by FIT with the support of Louth Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB) in a new state-of-the art training centre in Dunshaughlin, Co Meath. Participants will complete a 36-week training programme which incorporates an extensive work placement. White Goods Association members have agreed to support the 12-week work experience component of the course.