Liebherr Container Cranes in Killarney has announced the commencement of its highly anticipated apprenticeship programme for 2024.

As a globally renowned leader in the supply of container handling cranes and related services, Liebherr continues its commitment to nurturing and developing young talent in the engineering industry. The programme offers an exceptional opportunity for school leavers to embark on a journey of skill development, academic growth and the prospect of a rewarding career with Liebherr Container Cranes. The apprenticeship programme is carefully designed to provide participants with a comprehensive training experience, leading to both craft and academic qualifications. Prospective apprentices can choose from one of three diverse disciplines – electrical, mechanical automation and maintenance fitter or metal fabricator.

Having built on the successes of the past 65 years, the 2024 apprenticeship programme has evolved into a prime example of best-in-class apprenticeships. With a continuous focus on development and improvement, the latest offering further enriches the learning experience, ensuring its reputation as a premium programme. Apprentices benefit from a blended approach to training, combining hands-on practical learning within Liebherr facilities and classroom-based education.

As part of the academic aspect, the programme is run in collaboration with SOLAS and the Munster Technological University ensuring apprentices receive a Level 6 higher certificate in engineering, in addition to their level six craft qualifications. The academic qualification provides apprentices with the first step on the path to further academic qualifications.

Charlie McCarthy, Managing Director at Liebherr Container Cranes, remarked:

At Liebherr, we take great pride in providing young individuals with a clear and comprehensive pathway into the world of engineering. Our apprenticeship programme equips participants with a diverse skill set combining both the practical and theoretical, thereby allowing students to embark on a rewarding and successful career in the industry.

The programme also allows individuals the opportunity to work at Liebherr sites around the globe, gaining exposure to international projects and broadening their horizons. Additionally, the successful candidates will have the chance to participate in an apprentice exchange programme with Liebherr’s sister companies in Austria and Germany, fostering a spirit of collaboration and global learning, all while earning and learning.

Applications for the 2024 Liebherr apprenticeship programme will be accepted until August 25.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their up-to-date CV, a copy of academic results and a cover letter specifying their preferred role and the reasons for their interest to


Liebherr (Ireland) Ltd. was established in Killarney in 1958 and was the first Liebherr factory…