Cork College of Commerce


Apprenticeships have been transformed since 2016, offering new learning and career opportunities in a range of professional areas, offering a real alternative to the college route for so many people with the added bonus of earning a salary while you learn.

Cork College of Commerce offers two professional apprenticeships which provide flexible, paid and industry led courses in both Auctioneering & Accounting Technicians. Ideal for school-leavers seeking to start their career and education at the same time.

These new style apprenticeships are 5 days a week programmes;

• 1 day a week in college and 4 days a week in the workplace
• Apprentices will have a contract with an employer with a minimum salary of €20,000 per annum while you can learn both in college and in the workplace.
• Both employers and students benefit from gaining a committed employee in training while students secure a professional qualification, income and career.
• Many employers praise the fact that learning is brought back weekly into the business and has driven new ways of delivering for the business to keep track of current trends.

An apprenticeship with Cork College of Commerce is two years in duration leading to Level 6 QQI award and an
industry recognized qualification

Auctioneering & Property Services

Developed with our partners in the Property Industry and the Property Services Regulatory Authority, this national apprenticeship offers both apprentices and employers a fantastic opportunity to provide on the job experience and the college teaching with the benefit of receiving a full licence from the Property Services Regulator upon successful completion.

This course appeals both to school leavers who wish to gain a licence and start their career in the property sector.

Fionn Dwyer, apprentice auctioneer with Jeremy Murphy & Associates: “This apprenticeship gave me the opportunity to create a career in a dynamic sector and do provide me with a education that every week lets me develop my knowledge and potential at work. I cannot praise the apprenticeship route enough in developing my career and my employers business.”

This apprenticeship has been praised by employers as an excellent way to recruit and develop new talent and as a way of upskilling existing employees.

Accounting Technicians

There is high demand from industry for qualified Accounting Technicians. Very popular with Munster employers, apprentices come from a range of work settings, accounting practices, commercial & industry settings and the public sector. Completion leads to a range accounting career opportunities and further educational qualifications.

It is the most direct route to complete a full accounting qualification. Noah Thomas Njanque, Cresco Accountants & Tax Advisers, a 1st year apprentice felt a career in accounting was something he wanted to explore after leaving school. “I liked the idea of getting experience in the workplace as well as studying at the same time. Needless to say, the salary also attracted me the apprenticeship.”

Apprenticeships Coordinator Brian Stokes welcomes applicants to contact the college if they want to learn more or get advice on how to approach employers to secure a place on the programme. “We have a extensive range of contacts in both eh Auctioneering and Accounting sectors from working in partnership with employers and industry to deliver the best work and educational opportunities. If anyone wants advice we are the one-stop-shop to offer guidance, information and support.”

For further information on our apprenticeships please contact Brian Stokes on

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