John Dillon joined the eir Apprentice programme last year.
Why did you want to work for eir?
My background is in networking. I did a year in Electronic Engineering in Limerick and I’d also worked on electronic security systems – cameras, gates, alarms, things like that. So, for me, it made sense to work for the company that controls the whole network.
What’s the training like?
It's second-to-none. After the initial training in Dublin, you’re paired up with an existing technician and the two of you go out on the road together. You shadow him and get more hands on experience. And you rotate between old-school technicians and the more recently trained ones so you have the best of both worlds.
What's the best thing about your day-to-day job?
Every bit of it so far. It’s been brilliant. If I had to pick one thing it’s that I go home in the evening and I’m not worried. There’s no-one standing over you, shouting down your neck. If you just do your work, you’re going to get on grand.
What’s the best thing about working at eir?
This company has a huge future. Job security is brilliant and the training you get is second-to-none. There’s a great atmosphere of everyone helping each other out too. You’re never stuck. There’s a great support system.
Would you recommend working at eir to other people?
Oh, definitely. I’ve had some bad employers and I know a good one when I see it.