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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. 

2018 ESB Apprenticeships 

Interested in applying for an ESB apprenticeship?

Each year, ESB Networks employ a number of Electrical Apprentices. The ESB 2018 apprenticeship programme has been launched. Applications can only be made through the ESB website. The deadline for applications was 14th March 2018. Candidates needed be over 16 years of age on 1st June 2018 to apply and meet certain education requirements. A full list of eligibility criteria was made available on the ESB website here. Once an application was submitted candidates needed 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 of 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 took place nationwide. Our classroom sessions for 2018 have ended however our comprehensive Apprenticeship Online Course is still available to book here

 Apprenticeship Preparation Online Course

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

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Bus Éireann Apprentice Programme 2018 NOW OPEN

Bus Éireann is now accepting applications for their 2018 apprenticeship programme. The closing date for applications is 24th March 2018.  A full list of eligibility criteria can be found on the Bus Eireann website. In addition, applications can only be made on their website here Bus Éireann website. Their apprenticeship positions are 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


Our preparation courses are also applicable for other Apprenticeship opportunities like...

eir Apprenticeships

eir has also recruited over the last couple of years. eir Apprentices learn a new trade, work with a world-class team. Newly acquired skills are used in a variety of areas, from installations and testing to maintenance of eir’s extensive telecommunications infrastructure. Their apprenticeship programmes have led to QQI Level 6 Telecommunications Access Networks Technology Major Award. Find out more on their website here


Aer Lingus Apprenticeships

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. 2017 Recruitment: Aer Lingus opened their 2017 Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Apprenticeship in May of 2017. 


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. 


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Is it worth doing a preparation course? 

Absolutely! 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.

 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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