Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


The European Alliance for Apprenticeships is a multi-stakeholder initiative steered by the European Commission. The originator of the pledge is solely responsible for implementing the actions outlined in the pledge.

Author:Irish Pressings
Start Year:2017

Karen Campbell, Sales and Logistics Manager



Types of organisation:Companies and business organisations

To provide a training ground for new apprentices, to teach them and guide them in the development of their career. We offer tool making apprentices a progressive manufacturing environment in which to learn their trade and develop their skills.  We offer an environment where the apprentice can apply their off the job learning and further expand their knowledge to ensure that they gain full experience of the tool making trade.

We carry out all elements of tool making in-house so the apprentice gets a full view of the trade and gains practical hands on experience while all the time being focused on achieving customer requirements.

We will enhance the quality of apprenticeships by offering the latest in technology and software to aid the learning of apprentices

We will enhance the quality of apprenticeships by ensuring our apprentices experience a range of tooling through the duration of their apprenticeship giving them a broad range of tool making knowledge.

We pledge to improve the image of apprenticeships in the period 2017-2020 by involving local schools in our area to promote the apprenticeships.

We pledge to improve the image of apprenticeships in the period 2017-2020 by continuing our involvement with SOLAS in the promotion and awareness of the apprenticeship programme through use of local and national media outlets.

Short company / organisation description:

Irish Pressings manufactures press tools, stampings/pressings and welded assemblies for the automotive industry. We are Tier 1 suppliers to the automotive industry and have a strong focus on quality and cost savings for our customers. We also work in various engineering sectors providing machining, wire erosion, grinding, flame cutting and waterjet cutting services to our customers.

Area of action: Supply
Area of action: Quality
Area of action: Image

Irish Pressings and SOLAS Further Education and Training Authority

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