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Skilled Utilities Operator Traineeship

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Skilled Utilities Operator Traineeship

The Skilled Utilities Operator Traineeship is a 13-month training programme which will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to deliver infrastructure for utilities companies. 

Upon successful completion of the Traineeship, you will achive a CABWI Level2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations - Water (Main Layer) as well as many essential industry-recognised training qualifications. 

The simulated site training at Mount Lucas, as well as a recognised qualification, will prepare you for a career in a progressive industry with many pathways for promotion and self-employment. 

In order to participate on this programme, you must be at least 18 years old, be reliable, have a strong work ethic and be willing to work as part of a team in an outdoor environment. 

For enquiries on this course please Contact:  John Kelly, Centre Manager, Telephone: 057 9362564/ 0858598412, or email: jkelly@mountlucas.ie

To register your interest in this course plese complete the attached contact form:

Skilled Utilities Interest form

                                           Course Content 

Phase 1 Weeks  1-12                        Simulated site training at Mount Lucas

                                            • Induction, Safepass, Manual Handling, First Aid

                                             • Abrasive Wheels Training, Health and Safety Awareness

                                              • Location of Underground Services

                                              • Concreting & Kerbing

                                              • Signing, Lighting & Guarding 

                                              • Slinger Signaller Operations

                                              • Site Dumper Operations

                                              • Confined Space Training, Asbestos Awareness

                                              • Emergency Situations / Rescue Training

                                              • Working at Heights

                                              • Water Hygiene

 Phase 2 Weeks 13-21                       Work-based Learning

Phase 3 Weeks 22-31                        Simulated site training at Mount Lucas

                                              • Creating and maintaining an efficient, effective, safe and secure environment in

                                                 utilities network construction

                                              • Install equipment for safe working on sites and on the highway 

                                              • Locate and avoid supply apparatus

                                              • Excavate & maintain holes & trenches 

                                              • Reinstate excavations & pavement surfaces after utility network construction 

                                              • Operate powered tools and equipment for routine and predictable requirements 

 Phase 2 Weeks 32-40                       Work-based Learning

Phase 3 Weeks 41-50                        Simulated site training at Mount Lucas

                                                • Joint materials

                                                         * By electrofusion processes

                                                         * By butt fusion processes

                                                         * By mechanical means

                                                • Install water mains 

                                                • Conduct pressure and soundness testing

                                                • Restore water network components to operational condition by repair

                                                                        Other Training

                                                 • Temporary Works

                                                 • 360 Excavator Operations

                                                 • Telescopic Handler Operations