eir Broadband, Phone, TV and Mobile

Join our team of technicians

Join our team of technicians

How it works

As an eir Apprentice, you’ll learn a new trade, work with a world-class team and discover how eir keeps Ireland connected.

You'll receive extensive induction and training in Dublin, before going on the road with a qualified eir Technician who will act as your mentor and show you the ropes.

You'll use your newly acquired skills in a variety of areas, from installations and testing to maintenance of eir’s extensive telecommunications infrastructure.

What you get

We look at our technicians as the future of our company and invest a lot in their training and education.

As part of your two-year paid apprenticeship you will get:

  • A Level 6 QQI Telecommunications Networks Technology Major Award
  • Extensive preparatory and on-the-job training
  • Assigned a mentor who is an expert in their field
  • A competitive salary with a range of benefits and rewards
  • A work van, a work phone and lunch allowances

And at the end of two years, all high-performing apprentices will secure a permanent position at eir.

Meet the Apprentice

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.

How to apply

Applications for next year’s programme open on January 01, 2017.

If you'd like us to remind you closer to the time, please register your interest below.

To be eligible to apply, you must have:

  • A full driving license on or before April 2017
  • Completed the Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate equivalent (e.g. A-Levels) before September 2017
  • Passed six subjects in your Leaving Cert or Leaving Cert Applied (Maths is compulsory)
  • Available to start in September 2017
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