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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.

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, 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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Is it worth doing a preparation course?

Absolutely! The skills acquired during the course will significantly improve  your chances of success in the recruitment competition. Even if you discount the value of the course for apprenticeship recruitment campaigns,  you will still learn valuable skills that will be useful for any future job application. These skills will last a life time.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

ESB Apprenticeships

ESB Apprenticeships

Each year, ESB Networks employ a number of Electrical Apprentices. The 2019 ESB Apprenticeship programme is due to launch again in late January / early February 2019 . Candidates generally need be over 16 years of age to apply and meet certain education requirements. A full list of eligibility criteria is made available on the ESB website here. Once an applications are submitted candidates usually need to undertake a series of aptitude tests as part of the selection process. 

Preparing for the ESB Assessment Tests

Each year we run preparation courses for the aptitude tests used in various apprenticeship competitions including the ESB Apprenticeship campaign. Our courses cover all of the aptitude tests used as part of the ESB recruitment process 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 classroom courses take place nationwide. We also offer a comprehensive Apprenticeship Online Course. Check out The ESB Networks Video to see what an ESB Apprenticeship is like.


Please note that based on previous ESB campaigns, students applying to the ESB only had 5 days to complete the official ESB online aptitude tests once an eligible application to the ESB was made. Anyone interested in a preparation course is advised NOT TO APPLY to the ESB until they have attended the preparation course. Our courses are strategically set to allow ample opportunity to apply after attending the course.

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Aer Lingus Apprenticeships

Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Apprenticeship 

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. Aer Lingus’s last recruitment campaign for Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Apprenticeships took place in June 2018.  The minimum entry qualification necessary were Junior Certificate and a strong mechanical and technical aptitude. Many of their previous apprentices would also come from a variety of backgrounds after completing their Leaving Certificate or degree. Candidates needed to be at least 18 years of age on the 1st September 2018. The Apprenticeship was due to commence in Autumn 2018. A full list of eligibility criteria was available on the Aer Lingus website.

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Preparing for the Aer Lingus Psychometric Tests

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

Bus Éireann Apprentice Programme

Bus Éireann accepted applications for their apprenticeship programme in 2018. The closing date for applications was 24th March 2018.  A full list of eligibility criteria was made available on the Bus Éireann website. Their apprenticeship positions are open to both female and male candidates. 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. Click here to find out more about these apprenticeships. Prepare for the aptitude tests and interview with our preparation course. See here for more

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Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship

The Atlantic Aviation Group accepted applications for Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeships in 2018. The closing date for applications was May 8th at 4:00 p.m. Completion of this Apprenticeship leads to obtaining an Aircraft Maintenance License and the opportunity to work in an exciting growth industry. Ideally candidates need to be 17 years of age or older. A fill list of eligibility criteria and information can be found on the Atlantic Aviation Group website. See here for more

Eir Apprenticeships

eir has also recruited over the last couple of years. eir Apprentices learn a new trade, work with a world-class team. Newly acquired skills are used in a variety of areas, from installations and testing to maintenance of eir’s extensive telecommunications infrastructure. Their apprenticeship programmes have led to QQI Level 6 Telecommunications Access Networks Technology Major Award. Find out more on their website here

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Iarnród Éireann Apprenticeships

Iarnród Éireann opened their last recruitment campaign in 2017. They were seeking female and male applicants for the following apprenticeships; Apprentice Fitter, Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Mechanic, Apprentice Electrician and Apprentice Vehicle Painter in the following locations: Dublin, Drogheda, Limerick and Portlaoise. Placements were due to commence in Autumn 2017 and applicants needed to 16 years of age on or before the 1st August, 2017. More information and application details can be found on their website here: Iarnród Éireann

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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