Every year, we at  Career Services successfully prepare hundreds of interested candidates for the selection tests used by ESB, Bus Eireann, eir, Aer Lingus and many other apprenticeships. 

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Interested in Apprenticeships?

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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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

2019 ESB Apprenticeships

The 2019 ESB Apprenticeship programme opened applications on February 18th 2019. The deadline for applications was March 25th 2019. Applications could only be made via the ESB website. Candidates needed to be aged 16 or over on or before 1st June 2019 to apply and meet certain education requirements. A full list of eligibility criteria was made available on the ESB website. 

The ESB apprenticeship offers:

 See here for the official ESB Brochure

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

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 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 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.

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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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2019 Bus Éireann Apprentice Programme

Bus Éireann opened a 2019 apprenticeship programme for Heavy Vehicle Mechanics.

The closing date for applications was 31st March 2019.

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. 

According to the official Bus Éireann website this is a hands-on practical technical education programme which leads to a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate.

Placements will commence in Autumn 2019 and applicants must be at least 16 years of age, on or before the 1st August, 2019. Each candidate was required to undertake aptitude tests and the results will be used to compile a shortlist for interview purposes. Applications can only be made online on the Bus Éireann website.

Our preparation courses are help candidates prepare for the kinds of aptitude tests used in these apprenticeship programmes for the selection process and give candidates the best chance at success. 

Aer Lingus Apprenticeships

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship

Aer Lingus 2019 Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Apprenticeship online applications closed on 1st May 2019

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.

2019 Aer Lingus’s Aircraft Mechanic Apprenticeships

Candidates needed to be 18 years of age on the 1st September 2019. Full list of eligibility criteria and further information can be found here on the Aer Lingus website


Preparing for the Aer Lingus Psychometric Tests

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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Iarnród Éireann Apprenticeships

Iarnród Éireann opened applications for their 2019 apprenticeshiop positions in July 2019.

Closing date for Applications:  Friday 19th July 2019

They are seeking female and male applicants for the following apprenticeships: Apprentice Fitter, Apprentice Electrician and Apprentice Motor Mechanic in the following locations: Athlone, Claremorris, Cork, Dublin, Drogheda, Limerick, Mallow and Portlaoise.

Placements will commence in Autumn 2019 and applicants must be at least 16 years of age on or before the 1st August, 2019. 

 More information and application details can be found on their website here:


Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship

The Atlantic Aviation Group opened their Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship applications on March 27th 2019. 

Deadline for applications was May 7th 2019. 

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.

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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