IRHA Professional Driver Traineeship Going National


With 7 Education Training Boards (ETB) now on board either delivering the PROFESSIONAL HGV TRAINEESHIP or committed to including it soon, the Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) will by 2022, have delivered over 350 Drivers either fully Trained or in Training, with a planned 400 drivers to be fully trained for our industry next year. This has the potential to double to 800 to 1000 Drivers per annum, with increased uptake from the remaining ETB’s across the Country along with the existing ETB’s providing more Courses.

This can only happen with Member’s engagement within the areas local to the ETB providing the Training. Please see Video  showing what is being achieved by WW ETB.

The ETB’s on board to deliver the Professional HGV Traineeship are listed below with some details of the Traineeship roll out for each area. Please register interest with the IRHA office for the upcoming information meetings as well as having an input to the course content for local transport industry needs.

Waterford/Wexford ETB

2 Traineeship courses
November 1st in Dungarvan
November 15th in Gorey
27 Host Companies onside. Looking for more.

Mayo/Sligo/Leitrim ETB

1 Traineeship Course
14th November.
Information meeting to be held on 3rd November in Sligo.

Laois/Offaly ETB

1 Traineeship started 20th September in Tullamore
2nd Course in Portlaoise being considered.
Information meeting to be held soon.

Cavan/Monaghan ETB
1 Traineeship course
22nd November.
Host Companies required for Work Placement in Q1 of 2022.

Official launch on 27th November in Monaghan.

Kilkenny/Carlow ETB
1 Traineeship Course
15th November
Information Meeting in Kilkenny on 10th November.

Kildare/Wicklow ETB
1 Traineeship Course
8th of November
2nd November – Information Meeting in Naas Racecourse.

Limerick/Clare ETB

1 Traineeship Course
Q1 2022 – Details to be confirmed.
4th November – Information evening Radison Hotel.

Please see for more details, with PROFESSIONAL HGV TRAINEESHIP, the course you are pursuing. Currently 200 places are being advertised including some shorter driver only courses.