Career Services – The Entrance Exam Experts run Apprenticeship Preparation Courses for candidates who would like to prepare for the aptitude tests and for the interview for various apprenticeship competitions. While our preparation courses are mainly focused on the ESB Apprenticeships, they are also appropriate for other apprenticeship competitions like Aer Lingus, Bord na Mona,  Bus Eireann, eir, Iarnrod Eireann as well as hundreds of other private companies apprenticeship selection competitions. Most apprenticeships would use very similar styles of aptitude tests and interviews, and most of these companies run their apprenticeship competitions each spring. These affordable courses are designed to help candidates pass the various stages of the apprenticeship recruitment selection process.


2017 Aer Lingus Apprenticeships

Aer Lingus have opened their 2017 Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Apprenticeship. 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 need to be at least 16 years of age on or after the 1st March 2017. More information and application details can be found on their website here: Aer Lingus. The deadline for online applications is Monday 8th of May. The apprenticeship is due to commence in Autumn 2017.

IMPORTANT: Upon successfully meeting all the essential criteria (see Aer Lingus website for essential criteria) you will then be sent a suite of psychometric assessments via email which you will be given a specified time frame to complete. Please note that candidates are often given 5 days to complete the official online aptitude tests in apprenticeship recruitment competitions.


2017 Iarnród Éireann Apprenticeships

Iarnród Éireann have opened their 2017 apprenticeship recruitment campaign. They are 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 will commence in Autumn 2017 and applicants must be at least 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 is April 30th, 2017. See here for our current preparation options. 

IMPORTANT: Candidate have a set number of days usually 5 days to complete the official online aptitude tests for Iarnród Éireann once an eligible application has been submitted. Anyone interested in purchasing our course material is advised to take this into consideration and may like to order the course material before making an application to ensure that they are posted the course material in plenty of time. 


2017 ESB Apprenticeship Recruitment Campaign

The 2017 ESB Networks Apprentice Application Process is now open! Candidates must be over 16 years of age on 1st June 2017.  Career Services – The Entrance Exam Experts ran preparation courses for the 2017 ESB Recruitment campaign. These courses focused on the various aptitude tests that are used as part of the ESB recruitment process as well as the competency based interview which candidates will face if successful in the aptitude tests. The deadline for applications for the 2017 ESB Apprenticeship Recruitment Drive has been extended to Monday, 3rd April 2017.  Candidates will obtain a QQI Advanced Level 6 Electrical Trade Certificate.  Details of the ESB Apprenticeship and Educational Requirements could be found on the ESB website.


The ESB Aptitude Tests

Candidates have 5 days to complete each section of their online aptitude tests upon applying for the ESB Apprenticeships.  We are ran our renowned preparation courses for the ESB aptitude tests and interview in venues nationwide. 

IMPORTANT: For candidates interested in a preparation course candidates only have 5 days to complete the official ESB online aptitude tests once an eligible application to the ESB is made. Anyone interested in a preparation course was advised to attend the preparation course before making an application to the ESB.

ESB Networks carries out the construction and maintenance of the distribution and transmission electricity network in the country. This includes sub stations and the overhead and underground electricity infrastructure that are used to bring electricity to Ireland`s 2.3 million domestic, commercial and industrial customers. The ESB regularly seek applicants for Electrical Apprenticeships. In order to fill these positions they run annual recruitment competitions. We are now accepting bookings for our Apprenticeship Preparation Course to help candidates pass the selection tests and interview. Career Services are not affiliated or endorsed by the ESB.


The ESB Apprenticeships Recruitment Process 

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. 

 Please click here to find out more about our course:  Apprenticeship Preparation Course


eir Apprenticeships 2017

eir is currently accepting applications for the 2017 eir apprenticeship programme. Candidates can apply on the eir Website.  The closing date for the eir Apprenticeship campaign is April 9th, 2017.

We are running our preparation courses for the apprenticeships, which are appropriate for candidates wishing to apply for the eir apprenticeships. 


Bus Éireann Apprentice Programme 2017

 Applications for the position of Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Mechanic with Bus Éireann / Dublin Bus are now open. The deadline for applications is this Saturday 1st April 2017. Applications can be made through the Bus Éireann website.
Is it worth doing a preparation course? 

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.


 Apprenticeship Preparation Courses

An Apprenticeship's Experience

I saw the position of ESB Apprenticeship advertised in the Sunday Independent and it appealed to me because I always want to become an electrician. I completed the application form on-line.

Preparation Course

The one day courses take place in top class conference centres to ensure your comfort . During the preparation course all aspects of apprenticeship assessments are fully analysed and discussed.

Booking Form

Please note that any email correspondence will be sent to the email address supplied at the time of booking. We would ask that customers to note that on some occassions email correspondence can appear in the junk/spam folder and to kindly check there if an email is not visible in the inbox folder. Thank you