Project Officer - Engineering Family of Trades (Temporary, 2 Year Contract)

Project Officer Engineering Family of Trades  - Ref. 363, Apprenticeship Services  (Temporary, 2 years)

SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority of Ireland, was established on 27 October 2013 and its mission is to fund, co-ordinate and monitor a range of Further Education and Training (FET) provisions that is responsive to the needs of learners and employers. It is an agency of the recently formed Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. SOLAS works in close collaboration with Education and Training Boards (ETBs) across Ireland on provision of high-quality further education and training, equipping learners with relevant skills and knowledge, and providing a pipeline of talent into employment and to the Irish economy and society.

At SOLAS, we put the learner, employers and communities, which FET serves, at the heart of everything we do. Working with sister agencies, SOLAS leads actions in key policy and strategy documents including the most recent Further Education and Training (FET) Strategy 2020 – 2024, the evaluation of the National Youthreach Programmes (2019), the National Skills Strategy 2025 and the People Strategy 2020-2024 and others.

SOLAS has statutory responsibility for the administration of the national apprenticeship system. Apprenticeship is a major part of skills development policy and is targeted to expand significantly over the coming years.

SOLAS are seeking to recruit a Project Officer – Engineering Family of Trades to join the Apprenticeship Team in a temporary 2 year position. The successful person must have experience in developing curricula and assessments. Hold a national craft qualification or equivalent award in an Engineering Family of Trade:

·       Metal Fabrication

·       Sheet Metal Working

·       Industrial Insulation

·       Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitting (MAMF)

·       Toolmaking

The role involves developing training content and assessment across a variety of Engineering trades, a qualification in one to the trades outlined above is essential, experience within an allied trade would be advantageous.

This is a temporary, 2 year position for which the salary scale ranges from €39,858 to €63,923 per annum (inclusive of two long service increments) for a 35-hour week.  Starting pay will be at the minimum point of the scale as per Government Circular E100/8/82.  Exceptional circumstances may apply for candidates with current service in the Civil/Public service.

SOLAS offers an excellent benefit package including a contributory pension scheme and the opportunity for further training and development.

Applications, using the SOLAS Application Form, quoting reference number 363, should be e-mailed to

The closing date is Thursday, 01 September 2022 by 5pm.

363 Role Specification

SOLAS Competencies

SOLAS Application form

SOLAS is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.