Apprenticeships

Our apprenticeship preparation course ensures you are very clear about the steps to successfully gain employment as an apprentice. Every year, we at Career Services successfully prepare hundreds of interested candidates for the selection process used by the ESB, Bus Éireann, Irish Rail, Gas Networks Ireland and many other apprenticeships.
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Apprenticeship Preparation Course

Who we are

We provide practical guidance on the various steps taken to secure employment with an apprenticeship program provider. Not only is our preparation course appropriate for the popular ESB Apprenticeships, it is also appropriate for many other apprenticeship competitions such as Aer LingusAtlantic Aviation GroupBord na MonaBus ÉireannGas Networks IrelandIarnrod Eireann as well as hundreds of other private company apprenticeship competitions
 

Find out more about these opportunities further down the page!

 

Our course provides in-depth tuition on each possible step of the apprenticeship employment process, including: researching the role, where & how to apply, CVs & application forms, aptitude / psychometric tests and interviews (formal competency based & informal).

Please Note: Applying for a Career Services preparation course is not applying for an apprenticeship. Career Services is a private company that helps people to prepare for entrance exams and interviews and bears no association or influence with the organisations mentioned on this website. Our course is not mandatory it is optional.

 

What our students have to say...

Learn more about the various apprenticeships below

Obviously, our primary objective is to help our students attain their desired apprenticeship but equally we place
strong emphasis on our students’ self-development.
 Aside from the value of our preparation course for the upcoming recruitment campaigns, our courses have far reaching benefits as they provide students with skills that can be applied to various job applications in the future, including life-long interview skills. These skills will last a lifetime. 

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Course Benefits

ESB Apprenticeships

ESB Apprenticeships

The  2023 ESB Electrical Apprenticeship Programme closed for applications on April 3rd 2023. The programme usually opens in February/March each year and will be expected to run at a similar time next year. The selection process usually involves aptitude tests and an interview

 A full list of eligibility criteria and can be found on the official ESB website.

Preparing for the ESB Aptitude Tests & Interview

Our preparation course help you to prepare for the aptitude tests used in various apprenticeship competitions including the ESB apprenticeship campaign. Our courses cover all of the aptitude test types as well as the structured interview. This is a competitive and popular apprenticeship opportunity and our courses give you the tools you need to succeed in the selection process. We have a proven track record with over 30 years of assessment industry experience. Our popular preparation courses are now available to book. 

IMPORTANT: Please note that based on previous competitions eligible candidates that apply will receive an invitation via email to complete online aptitude tests. They are then usually given 3-5 days in which to complete the tests. Anyone interested in our preparation course is thus advised to undertake their preparation course before submitting an application. Anyone not interested in preparation can of course apply at any time before the deadline. Our courses are optional. 

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Gas Networks Ireland Apprenticeship

Gas Networks Ireland applications opened in 2022 for the following crafts:

> Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitting

> Electrical Instrumentation

> Plumbing

The deadline for applications was Monday 25th April 2022.

Full details can be found on the Gas Networks Ireland website

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Candidates are required to undertake aptitude tests as part of this apprenticeship competitions. Our preparation courses help candidates prepare for the kinds of aptitude tests and interviews used in these apprenticeship programmes for the selection process and give candidates the best chance at success. 

Important: After submitting an application candidates were given 5 days to complete the official online aptitude tests. Keep this in mind if you are considering preparation. 

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2023 Iarnród Éireann Apprenticeships

2023 Irish Rail Apprenticeship Campaign

Irish Rail opened 2023 applications for their Apprenticeship Programme across four trades:

> Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

> Apprentice Fitter

> Apprentice Electrician

> Apprentice (OEM) Original Equipment Manufacturing

Deadline for applications is the 14th of May 2023.

Each candidate is usually required to undertake aptitude tests and the results will be used to compile a shortlist for interview purposes.

More information and application details can be found on the official Irish Rail website.

 

Bus Éireann's Apprenticeship

Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus are accepting applications for their 2023 apprenticeship programme. 

These apprenticeship positions are open to both female and male candidates.

Deadline for applications was 19th April 2023.

More information and applications can be found here on the official: Bus Éireann website.

Apprentices are trained to the highest possible technical standards and acquire, amongst many other skills the ability to maintain the various systems associated with modern public service vehicles. 

 

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Candidates are generally required to undertake aptitude tests as part of these kinds of apprenticeship competitions. Our preparation courses help candidates prepare for the kinds of aptitude tests and interviews used in these apprenticeship programmes for the selection process and give candidates the best chance at success. 

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Atlantic Aviation Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship

2023 Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship

Atlantic Aviation accepted apprenticeship applications for Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship. For more on the Apprenticeship Programme see the official website here

Closing date for applications 26th May 2023. 

Completion of this Apprenticeship leads to obtaining an Aircraft Maintenance License and the opportunity to work in an exciting growth industry.

More information can be found on the Atlantic Aviation Group website.

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Aer Lingus Apprenticeships

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship

2023 Aer Lingus Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Apprenticeship applications close Friday 12th May

The Aer Lingus Apprenticeship is a 4-year programme in conjunction with SOLAS which allows successful apprentices to become fully qualified aircraft engineers once they have completed all phases.

Full list of eligibility criteria and further information can be found here on the Aer Lingus website

 

Preparing for the Assessments

Eligible candidates that submit an application are usually required to undertake psychometric assessments / aptitude tests and an interview as part of the selection process. Our Apprenticeship Online Course is the perfect preparatory course for these kinds of apprenticeship assessments and includes an interview workbook. Take your apprenticeship aptitude tests with confidence

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eir Apprenticeships

2022 Apprenticeship Programme

eir Telecommunications Field Technician Apprentice

Closing date for applications 14th November 2022. (as per eir website)

Full list of requirements can be found here on the eir website

 

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Private Companies

Our courses are also relevant for apprenticeships and aptitude tests used by hundreds of private companies including Liebherr, Johnson & Johnson as well as many others. 

Important: Applying for a Career Services preparation course is not applying for an apprenticeship. Career Services is a private education company that helps people to prepare for entrance exams and interviews and bears no association or influence with the organisations mentioned on this website.