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Manufacturing Academy (5 Week Fully Funded)

Start Date: October 2022

  • For Business
  • Full-time
  • Ballymena


Duration: 5 Weeks Full-time
Number of weeks: 5
Start date: October 2022

Fee for 2022/2023 Academic Year:


In partnership with Mid and East Antrim Manufacturing Task force, we are offering a five-week fully-funded manufacturing training programme.  Funded by the Gallaher Trust, this programme is designed to re-invigorate the manufacturing sector in Ballymena and deliver pre-employment training to help people secure employment in the sector.

Course Content

You will be taught by industry experts and introduced to a range of manufacturing processes, standard operating and assembly procedures.  During the five-week programme you will have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in a range of areas relevant to the manufacturing sector such as:

  • Working to set specifications
  • Carrying out quality checks
  • Correct use of tools and machinery
  • Fundamentals of computer-controlled equipment
  • Health and safety regulations
  • Inspection and quality assurance principles
  • LEAN manufacturing techniques

Other ‘softer’ skills you will acquire include communication, team working, interview skills and CV building to help you enhance your job prospects.

Special Features

  • A weekly training allowance of up to £60 and daily food and travel allowance.
  • Guaranteed job interview leading to potential employment.
  • College certificate.
  • Links to further training programmes.

Funded by:

Gallaher Trust logo

In partnership:

Mid & East Antrim Manufacturing Taskforce logo

  • You must be 18 years of age or over and live in the wider Ballymena area.
  • You do not require any qualifications to be eligible for a place on this course.

Farm Lodge Buildings
BT43 7DF
028 2565 2871


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Course Registration

To register your interest in this course please complete the registration form.