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: 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.
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.
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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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
The deadline for applications is Monday 25th April 2022.
Full details can be found on the Gas Networks Ireland website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
A huge shout out to Career Services for helping me achieve my dream job as an apprentice aircraft mechanic. The apprenticeship preparation course was a huge asset to me and allowed me to approach the aptitude tests and interviews with huge confidence allowing me to do well in them. This therefore unlocked a new stage of my life as an aircraft mechanic. My tutor for the day brilliantly broke down what the aptitude tests required, and the booklet allowed me to adequately prepare in advance for the interview. Once again thanks for the great help.
I can honestly say going to the apprenticeship preparation course helped me to secure my ESB apprenticeship. I did not know what to expect from the aptitude tests or the interview before attending the course. I learned so much at the course and left feeling confident about my aptitude tests and the interview. I used what I learned at the course and was successful. I cannot thank Career Services enough for helping me to succeed with my apprenticeship.
I feel that attending the apprenticeship course was a great help to me in securing my EIR apprenticeship. I was unsure as to what the aptitude tests and interview stage entailed of before attending this course. I learned so much from the clear explanation given by the tutor at the course and I felt much more confident about my aptitude tests and interview. I used the knowledge I gained at the course for each assessment stage and thankfully I was successful. I would like to give a big thank you to career services for helping me succeed with my apprenticeship.