Apprentice Recruitment Programme 2017
Bus Éireann, the national bus and coach company and Dublin Bus, which operates bus services in the greater Dublin Area are now seeking to recruit apprentice heavy vehicle mechanics in the following locations:
“Being a part of this industry is like being in a big family. Not only is it a lot of fun but the support people offer each other is really great”Marie Beegan’s, CIE’s First Female HGV Mechanic & Executive Manager of Dublin Bus Training Centre.
These apprenticeship positions are open to both female and male candidates. Our apprentices are trained to the highest possible technical standards and acquire, amongst many other skills, the ability to maintain the various systems associated with modern public service vehicles. This includes training on the various day to day repairs and preventative maintenance tasks, in addition to vehicle diagnostics/fault finding with some of the most advanced systems of its kind in place. Our apprentices have had much success in the National Skills Competition over the years.
An apprenticeship comprises seven phases, three off-the-job and four on-the job. During all of these phases you are assessed on a structured ongoing basis.
On-the-job training takes place with Bus Éireann/Dublin Bus during Phases 1 – 3 – 5 – 7.
Off-the-job training is designated by SOLAS as follows:
|Phase 2:||SOLAS Education and Training Board (ETB) Training Centre in Dublin, Cork or Waterford|
|Phase 4:||Department of Education and Skills – Athlone or Dublin IT|
|Phase 6:||Department of Education and Skills – Athlone or Dublin IT|
During your apprenticeship you will be trained for a category D driving licence.
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:
- Irish or English
- Science Subject (Technology, Art, Craft & Design, Technical Graphics, Materials Technology (Wood), Home Economics or Metalwork).
- Any two other subjects
(Grade D or higher on higher level papers is acceptable).
Grade D or higher at Ordinary Level in the
(or equivalent) in one sitting in the following subjects:
- Irish or English
- Science Subject (Agricultural Science, Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics and Chemistry.)
- Any two other subjects.
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.
The closing date for submitting an application is 16 April 2017. Placements will commence in Autumn 2017 and applicants must be at least 16 years of age, on or before the 1st August, 2017. Each candidate will be required to undertake aptitude tests and the results will be used to compile a shortlist for interview purposes.