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Exciting opportunities to join our Apprenticeship Programme 2021.

Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail is a proud dynamic leader in the transport network - our depots are state of the art and our fleet is expanding with growing passenger numbers.

We are delighted to launch our 2021 Apprenticeship Campaign and welcome applications. Our apprentices are trained to the highest possible technical standards in an extremely safety conscious environment. In keeping with our company vision to continuously grow and improve, we are seeking ambitious female and male apprentices to join our “One Team” and grow with us across three trades:

  • Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Mechanic
  • Apprentice Fitter
  • Apprentice Electrician

Electrical apprenticeships within the Signalling, Electrical and Telecommunication (SEandT) department will see apprentices trained across the three disciplines. The apprentices will be exposed to a wide range of systems used in the Iarnród Éireann network across maintenance of existing control systems to installation and commissioning of new systems nationwide.

Apprentices within the Chief Mechanical Engineering (CME) department, which is responsible for the maintenance and overhaul of all fleets in its maintenance depots in Dublin, Drogheda, Portlaoise, Cork and Limerick will see apprentices exposed to a wide variety of fleet and facilities.

We are seeking applicants who can demonstrate the below competencies, via online aptitude assessments and a competency based interview.

Checking Skills and Concern for Quality

Safety Consciousness
Handling Information/Ability to follow instructions Technical Understanding and Manual Capability

Work Organisation/Ability to plan sequence of operations in order to complete tasks

Teamwork and Communication
Problem Solving/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:

i. Irish or English ii. Mathematics iii. Science* iv. 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 Level in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in one sitting in the following subjects:

i. Irish or English ii. Mathematics iii. Science Subject* iv. 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.

Do you enjoy practical work and working with your hands?

Would you like to earn your academic qualification while working in a globally recognised industry?

Have you got the attitude to succeed?

Would you like to travel and work around the rail network while completing your Apprenticeship?

Do you think you’re ready to kick start your career with us?

If the above appeals to you, then click to apply before close of business on Tuesday 18th May 2021.

Apply Now

Placements will commence in Autumn 2021 and applicants must be at least 16 years of age on or
before the 1st August, 2021. Each candidate will be required to undertake aptitude tests and the results will be used to compile a shortlist for interview purposes.

At Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail, we really do value our people. We believe in recognising & supporting those with the aptitude and the attitude to succeed. The suitable aspirants will illustrate compatibility with our company values & competencies via a multiple stage selection process including online assessments, an interview and a medical examination.

Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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