Higher Level Apprenticeships

Earn your degree and a salary with one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies with our Higher Level Apprenticeships.

We are proud to partner with some of the region’s top Universities and Colleges to offer local young people a range of fully funded Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA) opportunities.

Successful applicants will gain quality training and a recognised higher level qualification, up to degree level, whilst earning a salary and working as a valued member of the Mannok team.

Each HLA Programme offers a structured development plan and long term job security with the opportunity to progress to a graduate position with Mannok upon completion.

HLA Opportunities

Our HLA opportunities equip young people with both the academic knowledge and practical work skills to launch a successful career through a blend of experiential workplace training and theoretical classroom based learning.

Business Technology HLA

In partnership with the University of Ulster – Belfast Campus

Engineering HLA

In partnership with the University of Ulster – Magee Campus

Finance HLA

In partnership with the South West College – Omagh Campus

About our Higher Level Apprenticeships

With a clear and achievable progression pathway, our Higher Level Apprentices work on live projects within an industry leading organisation, developing the transferable skills essential to deliver success in the industry.

You will gain invaluable experience working in a world class manufacturing company with the support of a highly experienced mentor. Our programmes can help talented young people expand their skillset whilst honing their ability to work more efficiently and productively whilst developing their communication skills and confidence.

Reasons to Choose a HLA Pathway

  • Gain a globally recognised and fully funded qualification up to degree status

  • Work on a variety of live projects across our world class manufacturing

  • Remain free of student debt with no tuition fees

  • Earn a competitive salary with the opportunity to earn up to 10%
    performance related bonus

  • A dedicated mentor will support you throughout the programme

  • Fast track your career and secure a graduate position with Mannok on
    completion of your degree

  • Get paid whilst attending College or University as aligned to the Programme

  • 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.