Apprenticeships & Traineeships

ATC is committed to building a strong team who share the company’s commitment to our customers and colleagues. We are committed to investing in the development of our team over through the duration of their careers with us. ATC is proud to embrace new opportunities to bring passionate individuals into the company and industry and is working with our industry partners and their academic affiliates to support apprenticeships and traineeships. These apprenticeships and traineeships provide new entry paths into the industry, and we are currently supporting two such programmes, including the recently launched Logistics Associate apprenticeship.

Logistics Associate Apprenticeship

The Logistics Associate Apprenticeship is a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Logistics. It’s the first non-craft apprenticeship to be offered by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and the first of the industry-led programmes to be delivered by DIT School of Management. The consortium of businesses and professional bodies supporting the programme includes the Freight Transport Associate Ireland (FTAI), The Irish International Freight Association (IIFA), Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Ireland (IPICS), and The Supply Chain Management Institute.

The programme will develop the skills necessary for a Logistics Associate, who is responsible for coordinating the movement of goods in a company, including the planning and coordinating of all warehousing and transportation activities in the supply chain.

Those interested in finding out more about the new apprenticeship standard should contact FTA Ireland at or email

ATC is currently recruiting an Apprentice Transport Planner as part of the apprenticeship, our application form is here: Apprentice Transport Planner and should be completed in addition to the contact with the FTAI above.

HGV Driver Traineeship

The aim of the Apprenticeship and Traineeship is to provide learners with the skills and related knowledge in the rules of the road, driving a heavy goods vehicle – rigid and artic body, care and maintenance of the vehicle, loading and unloading the vehicle, customer care and documentation and to develop personal effectiveness and job-seeking skills. ATC have joined the ‘traineeship consortium’ which will oversee the content, and shape of the programme that will be delivered to the industry.


FTA Ireland

The Commercial Driver Apprenticeship is an undergraduate programme at level 6 on the QQI National Framework of Qualifications. It is envisaged that the Commercial Driver Apprenticeship will grow exponentially year on year as it broadens its appeal within the Freight, Distribution and Logistics sector. For this to happen and be sustainable, it will require time and resource to communicate and promote the programme to the general public via social media. Details are here.



The Professional HGV Training Programme was developed in conjunction with the IRHA and is accredited by City & Guilds giving it international recognition. It is a 29-week course and is fully funded by SOLAS Traineeship Scheme. A City & Guilds Accredited Professional HGV Training Programme Certificate will be awarded on successful completion. Details at here.