Apprenticeships 2014


The ESB Apprenticeship competition will begin taking applications on Sunday 23rd of March. Applications will be accepted until Friday 11th of April 2014.  

If you decide that you would like to sit a preparation course to help you pass the aptitude test and interview, then you should wait until after your preparation course before officially applying for the ESB Apprenticeship on

The reason you should wait is that the aptitude tests will be online and you will given only 5 days to complete your aptitude test after the date that you officially  apply for the apprenticeship.

Our preparation courses will be held in Dublin and Galway on Saturday 29th of March and in Cork on Sunday 30th of March 2014. This will give you  plenty of time to attend a preparation course, apply for the apprenticeship afterwards, and then sit your online tests having prepared well for the tests.

Career Services – The Entrance Exam Experts

Welcome to Career Services – The Entrance Exam Experts home page for Apprenticeship recruitment preparation courses. We run combined 1-day aptitude test and competency based interview preparation courses at central venues nationwide. These affordable courses  are designed to help candidates pass the various stages of the apprenticeship recruitment selection process.

Please note that while our preparation courses are mainly focused on the ESB Apprenticeships, they are also appropriate for other apprenticeship competitions like Aer Lingus mechanical, Bus Eireann mechanical, as well as hundreds of  other private companies apprenticeship selection competitions. Most apprenticeships would use a very similar style of aptitude test and interview, and most of these companies run their apprenticeship competitions each spring.  

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ESB Apprenticeships

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 position they run (almost) annual recruitment competitions.  The next ESB apprenticeship competition is expected to begin in March 2014. 

Recruitment Process

The ESB usually advertise their ESB Apprenticeships on their website and accept applications for approximately two weeks in the spring. Candidates aged over 16 and who have completed the Junior Certificate (click here for last years full list of requirements) are asked to complete an online application form.  Once the online application form is submitted, candidates will have 5 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.


We advise candidates who wish to attend our preparation course for the aptitude test and interview not to apply for the position until after they have attended our course. The reason being that you will have only 5 days to complete the online aptitude test from the day that you apply for the position.   Our preparation courses tutor candidates in each of the psychometric tests and also cover the ESB Apprenticeship interview in great detail.

Please click the link for more details on the preparation course

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