Apprenticeships

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

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Apprenticeship Preparation Course

Our apprenticeship preparation course ensures you are very clear about the necessary steps to successfully gain employment as an apprentice. 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 Lingus, Atlantic Aviation Group, Bord na Mona, Bus Eireann, Gas Networks Ireland, Iarnrod Eireann as well as hundreds of other private company apprenticeship competitions

The course provides in-depth tuition on each possible step of the apprenticeship employment process, including:

Prepare for apprenticeship application forms, aptitude tests and interviews!

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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 course is not mandatory it is optional. 

Our course is suitable for a variety of opportunities

ESB Apprenticeships

 2022 ESB Apprenticeships

2022 ESB Apprenticeship Programme opened on the ESB website

Deadline for applications was initially Monday 28th March and was extended to April 4th 2022 at 12pm. 

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

The selection process usually involves aptitude tests and an interview

 

Preparing for the ESB Aptitude Tests & Interview

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. 

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 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 once applications open. Our courses are optional. 

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

ESB Apprenticeships

2022 Gas Networks Ireland Apprenticeship

Gas Networks Ireland are currently accepting applications for their apprenticeship programme. 

The Apprenticeship Programmes will include the following crafts:

> Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitting

> Electrical Instrumentation

> Plumbing

The deadline for applications is Monday 25th April 2022.

Full details can be found on the Gas Networks Ireland website

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Candidates will be 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 will be given 5 days to complete the official online aptitude tests. Keep this in mind if you are considering preparation. 

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2022 Iarnród Éireann Apprenticeships

2022 Irish Rail Apprenticeship Campaign

Irish Rail opened applications for their Apprenticeship Programme on Mon 25th April 2022 across three trades:

- Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

- Apprentice Fitter

- Apprentice Electrician

Deadline for applications is Monday the 9th May 2022.

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.

2022 Bus Éireann's Apprenticeship Recruitment Programme

Bus Éireann are now seeking to recruit apprentice heavy vehicle mechanics.

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

Deadline for applications is 31st March 2022.

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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2022 Atlantic Aviation Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship

2022 Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship

The Atlantic Aviation Group apprenticeship opened their applications on Monday, March 21st 2022 and are currently accepting applications. 

Deadline for applications is May 16th 2022. 

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

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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