Apprenticeship Programmes

Whether you’re a school leaver or a career changer, gain professional skills and work towards an internationally recognised qualification on one of our highly sought after Apprenticeship Programmes.

Working with one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies, you will gain valuable experience in your chosen discipline with the support of a dedicated, experienced mentor. You will work in a world class manufacturing facility, with industry leading technology and award-winning career progression opportunities.

Apprenticeships offer a blended learning experience, with on the job practical training complemented by classroom based learning in South West College, Enniskillen or SOLAS.

Apprentices begin at NVQ level 2 in year one, progressing to Level 3 and beyond, with the opportunity to continue to achieve a degree level qualification.

Throughout the Programme, Apprentices are paid for both their time in the workplace and in the classroom, so you will earn a full time wage from day one, and go on to work with us as a fully qualified professional upon successful completion of the Programme.

“I started my career with Mannok as an Apprentice and progressed to earn my degree in Engineering. I’m now the Production Manager in the company’s PIR Insulation plant.”

– Gordon Wiggins, PIR Insulation Production Manager

Earn while you Learn with a Mannok Futures Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship Opportunities


This apprenticeship gives young engineers the opportunity to study an NVQ level 2 or 3 qualification in an engineering discipline within 4 years.

This suite of qualifications is designed to provide a broad range of modules to include; CAD, Hydraulics, Electrical Installation, Secondary Finishing, Electrical and Electronic principles, PLCs, Mechanical CNC Machining and Welding Technology.


The Programme in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair covers complex faults in lorries and heavy plant. Students will learn how to diagnose faults using the correct diagnostic procedure.

You will have access to state-of-the-art technologies in the heavy vehicle sector with exposure to excellent tutors. On completion, the apprentice will gain status as a fully qualified Heavy Vehicle Mechanic.

The Programme

ApprenticeshipsNI is a Northern Ireland Government funded, work-based training programme. Our Apprenticeship Programmes are delivered in partnership with South West College, and have been successfully in operation for 15 years.

  • Working towards NVQ Level 2

    Gain a basic understanding of key tasks in your field through observing and assisting qualified teams.


    2 Days


    3 Days
  • Working towards NVQ Level 3

    You will start to complete a full range of tasks under supervision.


    1 Day


    4 Days
  • Further workplace based learning will continue to enable you to build your confidence in executing tasks with minimal supervision. Additional specialist training will be provided on fault finding, pneumatics, PLCs, etc. as required.


    1 Day


    4 Days

Support & Benefits

  • You earn while you learn – an excellent salary starting at £294 per week (with further incremental increases linked to achievement and progress) as well as funding towards your tool box if working in the Mannok Garage.

  • You receive paid time out of the workplace for training and study in South West College and gain recognised qualifications specific to your

  • You work alongside experienced staff while putting into practice the skills you are developing at College.

  • Membership of the Company Social Club.

  • Company pension scheme available from age 18.

  • Excellent career progression opportunities.

Support For You!

Your manager will appoint a dedicated person who will supervise you while at work. You will be assigned a mentor who will offer you support, career advice and guidance through regular mentor reviews. You will follow a training programme which is coordinated by the training department, who will also offer you support throughout your apprenticeship.

  • Why Work with Mannok
  • Benefits & Rewards
  • Professional Development
  • Wellbeing
  • Why Work with Mannok

    Why Work with Mannok

    At Mannok, we value the strength, skill and ingenuity of our workforce and we're committed to continual development and investment in our people to support every employee to achieve their career goals.

    We have a diverse culture, reflected not only in our business functions, but also in our people. A career with Mannok means joining a team that puts people at its core, whether it be customers, partners or employees. We offer significant development opportunities through a wide and varied range of roles and actively seek out potential.

    Mannok is an industry leader, with over 830 employees and almost 50 years of manufacturing history, supplying quality products to some of the construction and food packaging industries’ largest organisations.

    Sustainability sits at the heart of our values, as outlined in our 2030 Vision. We have ambitious targets which will see us transform from a carbon intensive business to a more sustainable pathway. In order to achieve our sustainability goals, we will rely on the commitment and support of every employee and seek to recruit those with shared values. We have built our vision on three core pillars of People, Planet and Partners, each of which are essential to the long-term success of our organisation, ensuring we continue to make a substantial contribution to the economic, social and environmental sustainability of this region for the next and future generations.

  • Benefits & Rewards

    Benefits & Rewards

    We value our people and give recognition for personal success, drive, commitment and determination. We understand that rewards are more than pay and performance related bonuses, so we have a variety of benefits to cater for the diverse needs of our people, these benefits include:

    • Attractive performance related pay scheme with annual salary review
    • Pension scheme
    • Life Assurance scheme
    • Sponsorship for professional qualifications / study leave
    • Enhanced company sick scheme
    • 30 days annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays
    • Incremental holiday allowance increase for long-term service
    • Skills Development Programme with structured career pathways linked to salary increments, rewarding multi-skilled personnel
    • Social Club
    • Discount on company products
    • Health & Wellbeing Programme
  • Professional Development

    Continuous Professional Development

    A career with Mannok offers a range of opportunities to continue learning and professional development, both internally as part of your role, and through our numerous educational and professional development partnerships.


    We are changing how we develop, measure, and recognise levels of skills and competency in our business through the extension of our award-winning Skills Development Programme to every employee to enable all staff to become up-skilled and cross-skilled.

    The Programme will provide every employee with a structured development pathway and the necessary training materials to support their progression. Progress is linked to salary increases, ensuring our employees are financially rewarded for their skills and experience and are supported and encouraged to achieve their career goals.


    At Mannok, we enable and encourage employees to progress their careers with recognised courses and qualifications in a wide range of disciplines through our range of development partnerships with some of the country’s leading educational and professional bodies. Employees have the opportunity to gain degree level qualifications and go on to become chartered in their relevant role.

  • Wellbeing

    Wellbeing & Resilience

    Here at Mannok, we recognise the importance of looking after our employees’ mental health and wellbeing, and that our duty of care goes beyond ensuring physical safety.

    We aim to create a diverse and inclusive workplace, enhance the mental and physical wellbeing of every Mannok team member and provide support to help sustain our people and build resilience into our business systems.

    We have established a partnership with local mental health charity, AWARE, and introduced a new Mental Health Charter to outline our commitment to the mental wellbeing of our employees. We have trained mental health first aiders across our business and all managers receive mental health training.

    Activities and advice on looking after your mental wellbeing are actively promoted through our internal communication channels and we provide signposting to support services available. Our digital employee health and wellbeing portal provides access to health, fitness and mindfulness classes and multiple resources to enable a tailored wellbeing platform for every Mannok team member.