Why an Apprenticeship?
Check out some of the companies that ran apprenticeship recruitment drives this year below. We provided preparation courses relevant to all these!
Apprenticeship Opportunities in 2017...
ESB Apprenticeship Recruitment
The 2017 ESB Networks Apprentice Application Process opened in March 2017. Candidates had to be over 16 years of age by 1st June 2017.
The typical recruitment process for the ESB is as follows: When the application process opened, candidates aged over 16 and who have completed the Junior Certificate (click here for last years full list of requirements) were asked to complete an online application form. Once the online application form was submitted, candidates had a set number of days to complete a list of online psychometric assessments. Candidates have to be successful in the online assessments to progress to the next stage and invited to sit an interview in the early summer. Training for the apprenticeship would then usually commence in the autumn.
2017 Aer Lingus Apprenticeships
Aer Lingus opened their 2017 Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Apprenticeship in May of 2017. The Aer Lingus Apprenticeship is a 4 year programme in conjunction with SOLAS and DIT which will allow successful apprentices to become fully qualified aircraft engineers once they have completed all phases. Candidates needed to be at least 16 years of age on or after the 1st March 2017. The deadline for online applications was Monday 8th of May. The apprenticeship is due to commence in Autumn 2017.
2017 Iarnród Éireann Apprenticeships
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. The deadline for applications was April 30th, 2017.
eir Apprenticeships 2017
eir is opened a recruitment campaign for the 2017 eir apprenticeship programme. Candidates were able to apply on the eir Website. The closing date for the eir Apprenticeship campaign was April 9th, 2017.
Bus Éireann Apprentice Programme 2017
The short answer is yes. The skills acquired during the course will significantly improve a candidates 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.