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.

The 2017 ESB Apprenticeship Recruitment Campaign 

ESB Networks will be recruiting for apprentices during March/April 2017. Expressions of interest can now be submitted on their website here. Candidates must be over 16 years of age on 1st June 2017.  Career Services – The Entrance Exam Experts are running preparation courses for the 2017 ESB Recruitment campaign. These courses will focus 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. 

Please click here for current course dates and venues:  Course dates and venues


The ESB Apprenticeships Recruitment Process 

The typical recruitment process for the ESB is as follows: When the application process opens (for a couple of weeks in spring 2017), candidates aged over 16 and who have completed the Junior Certificate (click here for last years full list of requirements) will be asked to complete an online application form.  Once the online application form is submitted, candidates will have a set number of days to complete a list of online psychometric assessments. If the candidates are successful in the online assessments they will be invited to sit an interview in the early summer. Training for the apprenticeship would then 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 March 20th, 2017.

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


An overview of last years campaign (ESB Apprenticeships 2016)

ESB Apprenticeships 

  • The deadline for applications for the 2016 ESB Apprenticeship Recruitment Drive was 11th of April.

  • Candidates had 5 days to complete their online aptitude tests upon applying for the ESB Apprenticeships.

  • Details of the ESB Apprenticeship and Educational Requirements could be found on the ESB website. 

  • The majority of the apprenticeships in 2016 were to be electrical with a small number of HGV mechanic apprenticeships. 

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.

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

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