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Sinead Lew

Tax Manager

Irish Tax Institute

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I thought the job would solely be to compute an individual’s / company’s tax liability but it extends to so much more beyond that. You are not just solely a person or organisation’s tax advisor; you are a general business adviser helping them to make key business/commercial decisions.

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eir Apprentice Programme 2016 NOW OPEN for Applications

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eir Apprentice Programme 2016 NOW OPEN for Applications

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 

eir Apprentice Programme 2016 NOW OPEN for Applications

The Application Process for apprenticeship opportunities with Irish telecommunications company eir is NOW OPEN.

Closing date for applications EXTENDED to 14th April 2016.

eir are looking for ambitious and energetic candidates interested in working with world class people while being advised by a mentor to learn a new trade in a market leading company that is at the cutting edge of technological innovation in Ireland. eir welcome applicants who are as passionate about technology as they are.

Apprentice Programme

eir’s dynamic Apprentice Programme offers a structured two year programme that provides on the job learning, 1-to-1 coaching and formal classroom training.

Successful applicants will receive a Level 6 QQI Telecommunications Access Networks Technology Major Award.

participants will benefit from practical experience in the field, under the supervision and guidance of some of the most experienced professionals in the country. The eir apprentice programme will support your move from school into the full time workplace, providing you with the knowhow and hands on experience to jumpstart your career. This unique two-year Apprentice Programme enables eir apprentices to work alongside experienced mentors, receive in class training, and gain valuable field experience with a major Irish company!

This programme will allow you to gain first-hand experience in the maintenance and repair of equipment in our network to provide the highest levels of service to our customers.


After the 24 months, the top performers will be offered a permanent role within eir's business.

How to Apply

To apply for the apprentice programme, follow this link.

Qualification & Skills Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate - must have passed a minimum of 6 subjects (must include a pass in maths)
  • Flexibility - you will need to be fully flexible as you may be based anywhere in the country
  • Enthusiastic and committed
  • Eager and willing to learn new skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Passionate about technology
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Team player

Please note: To be eligible for this programme you must have a full driving licence on or before April 2016.

The CareersPortal Team