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The ESB announced earlier in 2015 that they plan to take on 300 electrical apprentices over the next number of years. It is expected that the next recruitment drive for apprentices will take place in late spring 2016. If you would like to notified by email when the application process opens, please enter your details into our Job Alert Service.

ESB Networks carries out the construction and maintenance of the distribution and transmission electricity network in the country. This includes sub stations and the overhead and underground electricity infrastructure that are used to bring electricity to Ireland`s 2.3 million domestic, commercial and industrial customers.

The ESB regularly seek applicants for Electrical Apprenticeships.  In order to fill these positions they run annual recruitment competitions. We are now accepting bookings for our Apprenticeship Preparation Course to help candidates pass the selection tests and interview.


Recruitment Process

When the application process opens (for a couple of weeks in spring 2016), candidates aged over 16 and who have completed the Junior Certificate (click here for last years full list of requirements) will be asked to complete an online application form.  Once the online application form is submitted, candidates will have only 8 days to complete a list of online psychometric assessments. If the candidates are successful in the online assessments they will be invited to sit an interview in the early summer. Training for the apprenticeship would then commence in the autumn.


Preparation Courses

Career Services – The Entrance Exam Experts will be running Apprenticeship Preparation Courses for candidates who would like to prepare for the aptitude tests and for the interview. While our preparation courses are mainly focused on the ESB Apprenticeships, they are also appropriate for other apprenticeship competitions like Aer Lingus, Bord na Mona,  Bus Eireann , Eircom, Iarnrod Eireann as well as hundreds of  other private companies apprenticeship selection competitions. Most apprenticeships would use very similar styles of aptitude tests and interviews, and most of these companies run their apprenticeship competitions each spring. These affordable courses are designed to help candidates pass the various stages of the apprenticeship recruitment selection process.

These courses will take place in Dublin, Cork and Galway during the February mid-term break. More information


Is it worth doing a preparation course?

The short answer is yes. The skills acquired during the course will significantly improve a candidates chances of success in the recruitment competition. Even if you discount the value of the course for the upcoming recruitment campaigns, candidates will still learn valuable skills that will be useful for any future job application. These skills will last a life time.

An Apprenticeship's Experience

I saw the position of ESB Apprenticeship advertised in the Sunday Independent and it appealed to me because I always want to become an electrician. I completed the application form on-line.

Preparation Course

The one day courses take place in top class conference centres to ensure your comfort . During the preparation course all aspects of apprenticeship assessments are fully analysed and discussed.