ESB Apprenticeships

ESB Apprenticeship Preparation 


Every year Career Services – The Entrance Exam Experts successfully prepare hundreds of interested candidates for the ESB, Bus Eireann, eir, Aer Lingus and many other apprenticeship selection tests. Our Apprenticeship Preparation Courses are for candidates who would like to prepare for the aptitude tests and for the interview for various apprenticeship competitions. 

Apprenticeships provide exciting career opportunities as well as opportunities to work in dynamic environments with a variety of different companies. While our preparation courses are appropriate for the 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. 

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

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2019 ESB Apprenticeships 

Interested in applying for an ESB apprenticeship?

Each year, ESB Networks employ several Electrical Apprentices and is due to open its applications again in Spring of 2019.

Candidates generally need to be 16 years of age on 1st of June of each year to apply and they also need to meet certain education requirements. A full list of eligibility criteria is made available on the ESB website here when applications open. Once an application is 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 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. Our classroom sessions for 2019 are now available to book. 

Important Note: Based on previous ESB campaigns, candidates 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. Therefore, those who book a preparation course are advised NOT TO APPLY to the ESB when they open in 2019 until they have attended their preparation day course.

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 Apprenticeship Assessment Combined Course

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

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Our course is applicable to all these too!

2018 eir Apprenticeship Programme

eir's latest apprenticeship programme was launched in August 2018 and they announced they would be recruiting 50 apprentices.

The Application Deadline was 3rd September 2018.

eir’s apprentice programme was open to candidates who had:

  • A full driving license on or before August 2018
  • Completed the Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate equivalent (e.g. A Levels) before September 2018
  • Passed 6 subjects in your Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied (Maths is compulsory)
  • Available to start in November 2018

A full list of eligibility criteria and the application form can be found on eir's website


2018 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

Preparing for the Aer Lingus Psychometric Tests

Eligible candidates that apply will then be 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. 

 Apprenticeship Assessments Online Course


2018 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 were 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 online course. See here for more


2018 Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship with Atlantic Aviation Group 

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


Iarnród Éireann Apprenticeships

2017 Recruitment: Iarnród Éireann opened a 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. 

Is it worth doing a preparation course? 

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

Important: Applying for a Career Services preparation course is not the same as 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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