Every year, we at Career Services successfully prepare hundreds of interested candidates for the selection tests & interviews used by the ESB, Bus Eireann, eir, Aer Lingus and many other apprenticeships. The interview skills gained in our course can also be used for any future job application. 

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The 2022 ESB Apprenticeship applications are due to open again in mid-February 2022.

Our renowned preparation courses give you everything you need to succeed at the selection tests and interviews used in a variety of apprenticeship competitions like the ESB, Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Aer Lingus, Altantice Aviation Group and many more! Gain transferable skills and interview skills that can be used for any job application. Find out more about apprenticeship opportunities further down the page as well as how we can help you prepare.

Why an Apprenticeship? 

Apprenticeships provide exciting career opportunities as well as opportunities to work in dynamic environments with a variety of different companies. Many companies use aptitude tests as part of their selection process for Apprenticeships. Our Apprenticeship Preparation Courses are for candidates who would like to prepare for the aptitude tests and for the interview for various apprenticeship competitions.

Our course is suitable for a variety of opportunities

Not only are our preparation courses appropriate for the popular ESB Apprenticeships, they are also appropriate for many other apprenticeship competitions such as Aer Lingus, Atlantic Aviation Group, Bord na Mona, Bus Eireann, eir, Iarnrod Eireann as well as hundreds of other private company apprenticeship competitions. Most apprenticeships would use very similar styles of aptitude tests and interviews. In addition, our courses have far-reaching benefits and provide you with life-long interview skills.

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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 courses are not mandatory they are optional courses. 

ESB Apprenticeships

 2022 ESB Apprenticeships

Applications for the 2022 ESB Apprenticeship Programme are due to open in mid-February 2022 on the ESB website

Candidates generally need to be 16 years of age on June 1st, of the year of application. A full list of eligibility criteria can be found on the official ESB website.

About the ESB Apprenticeship Programme

The ESB apprenticeship offers:

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Once applications are submitted candidates usually undertake a series of aptitude tests and an interview as part of the selection process.

Preparing for the ESB Assessment Tests

Our preparation courses 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. 

Check out The ESB Networks Video to see what an ESB Apprenticeship is like.

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ESB Apprenticeship applications due to open again mid-February 2022. Start Preparing for the Selection Process Today!

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Iarnród Éireann Apprenticeships

2021 Irish Rail Apprenticeship Campaign

Closing date for Applications:  Tuesday 18th May 2021.

Iarnród Éireann are seeking ambitious female and male Apprentices to join their team and grow across three trades:

- Apprentice Motor Mechanic

- Apprentice Fitter

- Apprentice Electrician

Placements will commence in Autumn 2021 and applicants must be at least 16 years of age on or before the 1st August, 2021. Each candidate will be 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 their website.

2021 Bus Éireann & Dublin Bus Apprentice Programme

Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann are now seeking to recruit apprentice heavy vehicle mechanics in the following locations:


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

Deadline for applications was 31st March 2021.

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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Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship

2021 Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship

The Atlantic Aviation Group apprenticeship opened their applications on Monday, March 22nd 2021 and are currently accepting applications. 

Deadline for applications is Friday 30th April 2021

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

A fill list of eligibility criteria and information can be found on the Atlantic Aviation Group website.

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Aer Lingus Apprenticeships

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship

Aer Lingus 2020 Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Apprenticeship online applications closed on Wednesday 7th October 2020

The Aer Lingus Apprenticeship is a 4-year programme in conjunction with SOLAS and DIT 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 submitted an application in the last recruitment campaign were required to undertake psychometric assessments / aptitude tests 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

2019 Apprenticeship Programme

Closing date for applications was 18th July 2019. (as per eir website)

Candidates needed to have:

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

This year, as part of the government's National Apprenticeship programme eir have partnered with TU Dublin Tallaght and successful applicants will enjoy the benefits of a full college experience through TU Dublin Tallaght while studying for a Nationally Accredited Level 6 Higher Certificate in Telecommunications and Data Networks (Apprenticeship Programme).

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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.

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