Career Services – The Entrance Exam Experts runfor 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.
The 2017 ESB Networks Apprentice Application Process is now open! Candidates must be over 16 years of age on 1st June 2017.
The ESB Aptitude Tests
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 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.
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
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.