Eir announces 50 new paid apprentice roles

With opportunities to secure full time jobs

Eir announces 50 new paid apprentice roles

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Eir is recruiting a new batch of 50 apprentices - the programme is open to candidates who have passed their Leaving Certificate. It will commence in September and run for two years.

It operates alongside Eir's graduate programme - and the company reports that all 20 apprentices who have been hired as part of the programme are still with the company.

Apprentices are offered a "competitive salary," as well as benefits such as a company van, company phone and meal expenses. Top performers in the programme will be offered full-time roles with Eir.

The structured two-year programme will provide on-the-job learning, one-to-one coaching and formal classroom training, and apprentices will receive a Level 6 QQI award.

Una Stafford, Director of Field Operations, Eir said, "We are undertaking the largest broadband rollout programme across Europe, with a strategic investment plan that is unmatched in Ireland. As a market-leading media and entertainment company, we have huge ambition for Ireland and we are excited to tap into this market and find individuals whose ambition matches our own.

"It’s a real opportunity to get hands-on and work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, getting unparalleled experience and being part of something that will change communities around the country."

This programme comes as the company continues to roll out its superfast broadband network nationwide.

Applications close on April 8th.