Apprenticeships and other current opportunities


In our Facebook and twitter pages we have being making people aware of a number of Apprenticeship and training opportunities happening just at the moment. This post is just a quick round up of the different opportunities that are currently on offer

 

Apprenticeships

At the moment there are national recruitment campaigns happening for both the ESB and for Eir, while a new occupational apprenticeship has just been announced.

The ESB are recruiting Electrical Apprentices.

You need to be over 16 as of 1st June 2017 and have a minimum of a Junior Cert with Grade C (ordinary level)  in 5 subjects which must include Irish or English, Maths, Science (although this can include Technology  Home Ec and some other subjects)

Closing date for applications March 30th 2017

Further details can be found here

http://www.candidatemanager.net/cm/p/pJobDetails.aspx?mid=YGTWB&sid=BUDY&jid=GTBCXUWU&a=tXihOt3zRCE%253d

Note: YouthSpin hopes to host talks aimed at young people given by ESB staff. These will take place in the coming weeks in Bray and Arklow. Details will be advertised on our Facebook page, Twitter and through local groups when we have confirmed details.

Eir are recruiting Telecommunications Field Technician Apprentices

This is a two year apprenticeship, mostly field based. So applicants need to have a full driving licence before the end of April 2017. They need to have passed 6 subjects in the Leaving Cert or the LCA (Must have maths)

Closing Date for applications April 9th 2017

Further details can be found here

https://careers.eir.ie/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=1964&p_web_page_id=278943&p_vacancy=eir-apprentice-programme-eir&p_lang=DEFAULT

 

Bus Eireann & Dublin Bus – Heavy Vehicle Mechanical Apprenticeship

Bus Eireann & Dublin Bus are recruiting for their 2017 Apprenticeship programme.

You must be 16 by August 1st

Candidates must have obtained the following minimum standards at the time of applying.

Grade C or higher at Ordinary Level in the Junior Certificate (or equivalent) in one sitting in the following subjects:

  1. Irish or English
  2. Mathematics
  3. Science Subject (Technology, Art, Craft & Design, Technical Graphics, Materials Technology (Wood), Home Economics or Metalwork).
  4. Any two other subjects

(Grade D or higher on higher level papers is acceptable)

Closing date is APRIL 1st

Further details are available here

http://www.buseireann.ie/inner.php?id=446

Atlantic Aviation Group Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship

If aircraft and engineering are your thing, then this might be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.  The scheme isn’t actually open just yet, but it will be very soon

If you might be interested you need to like or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. They will be advertising it through their social media rather than normal ways, so their Facebook etc is the best way to find out about their different courses.
For the apprenticeship, you have to be over 17 and have a good Leaving cert.

Further details can be found here or downloaded here

http://atlanticaviation.ie/atlantic-aviation-institute/apprenticeships/
http://careersnews.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Atlantic_Aviation_Group_DLB_WEB.pdf

 

Polymer Processing Technologist apprenticeship

The latest of the new ‘occupational’ apprenticeships has been launched. It is called a ‘Polymer Processing Technologist apprenticeship’. In simple terms, working with plastics and plastic moulding to produce plastic and polymer products for different industries.

polymer appUnlike the traditional apprenticeships the minimum education is Leaving Cert and the training goes all the way up to level 7. The training takes place in Athlone IT and online through Sligo IT

Unlike traditional apprenticeships where you would do a block college session, apprentices in this scheme would need to attend one day a week, while working for 4 days.

Apprentices will need to find companies that are willing to take on apprentices in order to apply. (Plastics Ireland have a map of all the different factories etc that are producing plastics and polymers.)

Further details can be found here
http://www.regionalskills.ie/ImageLibary/Midlands/Polymer-Apprenticeship-Brochure.pdf

 

Note – there is a bursary available for employers hiring women as apprentices.  This can be up to €2600 for 28 weeks.

Further information found via SOLAS here
http://www.fas.ie/en/Allowances+and+Grants/Female+Bursary.htm

Trainee programmes

Air Traffic Controller Programme

If you have considered a career as an air traffic controller then maybe a place in the Student Controller Programme would be of interest.

Applicants must be at least 19 years of age. They must also have passed at least five subjects in the Leaving Certificate (including Mathematics) with Grade C in at least two higher level papers or hold a comparable award at Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Note these are the minimum requirements. There is a series of follow up assessments and tests that follow the initial application.  aii logo

Closing date is 15th March

Further details can be found here

https://www.iaa.ie/careers/student-controller-programme

 

Red Rock training Scheme

To gain some real life experience of working on the set of a TV Drama, the makers of the TV Programme Red Rock are offering 6 week work placements in a variety of production  departments

Age or educational requirements are not mentioned, but applicants should submit a CV and covering letter. Red-Rock-21-june

Closing date for applications March 17th 2017

Further details available here

https://www.screentrainingireland.ie/news/red-rock-training-scheme-2017/

Other ongoing training

Carnew Training and Development Centre are holding a number of courses that start in the coming weeks

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Bray Area Partnership run a number of courses, such as Safe Pass, Barista Training and ECDL.

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Jobs

The Defence Forces are currently recruiting for the Army and Navy.

Army applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 25 years of age on the closing date for applications.

Naval Service applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 27 years of age on the closing date for applications.

No formal education qualifications are required to join the Defence Forces as a recruit. However, you must satisfy the Interview Board and the Recruiting Officer that you possess a sufficient standard of education for service in the Defence Forces

Closing date for applications is April 5th

Further details available here for the army and here for the navy

http://www.military.ie/careers/army/recruits/

http://www.military.ie/careers/naval-service/recruits/

 

Note: YouthSpin hopes to host talks aimed at young people given by Defence Forces personnel. These will take place in the coming weeks in Newtownmountkennedy and Arklow. Details will be advertised on our Facebook page, Twitter and through local groups.

 

 

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Apprenticeships Are Back? You’re Hired!

Apprenticeships are back!!  Semi state bodies and large organisations are recruiting apprenticeships, and this month there are a number of apprenticeship opportunities available. We will look at Apprenticeships in greater detail in future posts, but for now, we just wanted to make you aware of some organisations recruiting right now.

Over the past few weeks we’ve highlighted the following apprentice opportunities on our Facebook page.

Eir (formally Eircom)eir logo

Applicants must have passed 6 subjects in the Leaving Cert, be willing to move, as you might be based anywhere in the country.

You will need to have a full driving licence on or before April 2016.

The application process involved online aptitude tests.

Closing date for applications 31 March 2016

Its a 2 year programme leading to a Level 6 QQI Telecommunications Access Networks Technology Major Award

Click Here for further details about the Eir Apprentice Programme 2016

Bus Eireann  are taking on Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Mechanics in Dublin and arobus eireann picund the country.

Applicants must be 16 (by August 1st 2016) and have achieved 5 grade C in ordinary level in the following subjects in their Junior Cert – Irish or English, Maths, A science subject (Technology, Art, Craft & Design, Technical Graphics, Materials Technology (Wood), Home Economics or Metalwork) and 2 other subjects (where grade D in higher is acceptable)

There is also an aptitude test that needs to be taken to make a short list for interviews.

Closing date 10 April 2016

Click here for further details about Bus Eireann Heavy Vehicle Mechanics Apprentices

 

The ESB APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME for 2016 is now open.

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Applicants need to be over 16 (on 1st June) with training starting in the autumn of 2016 based in the ESB Training Centre in Portlaoise.

You must have a minimum Junior Cert with particular grades. You can read more about the requirments in the link below.

Closing date for applications is April 4th, and the applications must be done online using the link below.

You can call ESB on 1890 393939 between 9am and 5pm for more information.

Click here for further details about the ESB Apprenticeship Campaign 2016

defence forces

Not really an apprenticeship, but very similar. The army, navy and air-force are all now accepting applications for Officer Cadetships.

 

Cadets are being recruiting for the following areas

Army Line
Army Equitation
Air Corps Pilot
Naval Service Operations
Naval Service Electrical Engineer
Naval Service Marine Engineer

You must be aged between 18 and 28yrs of age.

Educational requirements vary from 3 Grade 3C in Higher Level Leaving Cert papers to a degree (depending on what area you wish to apply for)

Full details of the cadetships, the selection process, what is expected from cadets, and pay rates etc are all available from the link below

Closing date for applications is April 17th 2016

Click here for further details about the Officer Cadetships in the Defence Forces 2016

Watch out for more information about apprenticeships

We post details of apprenticeships on our Facebook page and Twitter accounts as soon as we hear about them, as we regularly get asked about becoming an apprentice. So please like or follow us at https://www.facebook.com/youthspinWW/ and https://twitter.com/YouthSpinWW to keep updated.

Over the next few months we in YouthSpin and our colleagues in Crosscare Youth Information Service will be looking in more depth at apprenticeships. We’ll explore what they are, how to get on them, and what to expect when you are doing one.