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2019 Apprenticeships Positions

Would you like to be a part of a technically skilled workforce whilst also gaining a highly recognised academic qualification?

Are you interested in working hands on with some of the most impressive pieces of machinery and complex technology in public transport?

If you have answered YES to the above then we want YOU!  We are launching our 2019 Apprenticeship campaign and are now welcoming applications from interested candidates. 

We are now seeking female and male applicants for the following apprenticeships: Apprentice Fitter, Apprentice Electrician and Apprentice Motor Mechanic in the following locations: Athlone, Claremorris, Cork, Dublin, Drogheda, Limerick, Mallow and Portlaoise.

Our apprentices are trained to the highest possible technical standards. Working in an extremely safety conscious environment, you will be working on complex signalling and telecommunication systems and some of the most modern fleets in Europe. The competencies identified for the role of an Apprentice are outlined below:
  • Checking skills and concern for quality
  • Safety consciousness
  • Handling information and ability to follow instructions
  • Technical understanding and manual capability
  • Work organisation and ability to plan sequence of operations in order to complete tasks 
  • Teamwork and communication
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Interest and motivation

The educational requirements that must be obtained at the time of application to the Apprenticeship Programme are as follows:

Junior Certificate (Ordinary Level)

Grade C or higher at ordinary level in the Junior Certificate (or equivalent) in one sitting in the following subjects: Irish or English, Mathematics or Science*. Any two other subjects (Grade D or higher on higher level papers is acceptable).

*If you have not obtained the required grade in Science, the following is acceptable in:
Junior Certificate - Technology, Art, Craft and Design, Technical Graphics, Materials Technology (Wood), Home Economics or Metalwork. Foundation level in the Junior Certificate is not acceptable.


Leaving Certificate

Grade D or higher at ordinary lLevel in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in one sitting in the following subjects: Irish or English, Mathematics or Science Subject*. Any two other subjects Agricultural Science*, Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics and Chemistry.

*If you have not obtained the required grade in any of the above Science Subjects the following is acceptable at Leaving Certificate Level: Art, Construction Studies, Design and Communication Graphics, Engineering, Home Economics and Technology.

Placements will commence in Autumn 2019 and applicants must be at least 16 years of age on or before the 1st August, 2019. Each candidate will be required to undertake aptitude tests and the results will be used to compile a shortlist for interview purposes.

Closing date for Applications is 16:00hrs on Friday 26th July at 2019.

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