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, before going on the road with a qualified eir Technician who will act as your mentor and support you to develop your skills.

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

Why did you want to work for eir?
In school I was always good at the practical subjects such as engineering and construction and enjoyed doing them. I had a few jobs in hotels and a hardware shop but I didn't like working indoors all day so the chance to have a skilful hands-on job for a company like EIR was the perfect opportunity for me.

What’s the training like?
The training is first class. There is an introduction period where they teach you the basic skills you need and introduce you to the network. You are then paired with a local technician who you shadow for a few months getting hands-on experience and knowledge you couldn't buy. They make sure you are trained in both the urban and rural networks and if any problems arise the trainers and technicians are always willing to help. You also complete your QQI modules to achieve an internationally recognised qualification in telecommunications.

What's the best thing about your day-to-day job?
There is a long list of things I love about this job but the best thing for me is the satisfied feeling you get when you have finished a job. Whether it is fixing a fault for a customer or building the fibre network, knowing you've a job well done is fantastic. The sense of freedom is also great. There is no one constantly looking over your shoulder and giving demands. As long as you do your days work, they're happy.

What’s the best thing about working at eir?
eir is building for the future which gives you a great sense of job security. The people are great, from managers to technicians, everyone goes out of their way to help you and the comradery is fantastic.

Would you recommend working at eir to other people?
One hundred per cent, I've never enjoyed a job as much as this and it gives you great chances to further yourself and climb the ladder.

How to apply

This year’s programme will commence in October 2018.

To be eligible to apply, you must have:

  • A full driving license on or before April 2018
  • Completed the Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate equivalent (e.g. A-Levels) before September 2018
  • Passed six subjects in your Leaving Cert or Leaving Cert Applied (Maths is compulsory)
  • Available to start in October 2018

Applicants for the programme are welcome from all over the country and we look forward to receiving your application!

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