eir, Ireland’s largest telecommunications company, today announced plans to further expand its workforce by hiring up to 50 new apprentices.
Following a two year on the job and in the classroom training programme the new recruits from Kildare will join the team maintaining eir's rural fibre network, which will have passed more than 335,000 premises by the end of this summer.
Applications are open to candidates who have completed the Leaving Certificate or equivalent exams and have a full driving licence.
264 apprentices have successfully completed eir’s apprentice programme to date.
Commencing in November, successful applicants will begin two years of training with extensive preparatory on-the-job and in classroom learning supported by an experienced technician throughout.
Facilitated by and based in TU Dublin, Tallaght Campus, the new recruits will enjoy a full college experience studying for a Higher Certificate in Engineering in Telecommunications and Data Networks.
This new apprenticeship programme forms part of the Telecommunications and Data Network Technician Apprenticeship announced earlier this week.
eir Technician Megan Banahan “I am a graduate of eir’s apprentice programme, class of 2017; it is my goal to motivate other women to consider joining eir’s programme and begin their career as a technician. It is a rewarding career and I feel privileged to be part of a team working on one of the most important technology programmes in Ireland.
"I travel throughout the country and every day is different. We are the face of the company, we spend a lot of time with our customers, helping to resolve faults or connecting them to our network. I enjoy those interactions, using my technical skills and learning in a supportive environment.”
Una Stafford, Managing Director of open eir Networks said “This recruitment signals our sustained commitment to investing in the company’s future, both in the new technology we are rolling out and also in our people. Our goal is to deliver high-speed broadband and the highest level of service our customers expect. We are close to finishing the rural rollout programme and following that we will continue on to the build of Ireland's Fibre Network. The new apprentices will learn a range of technical skills preparing them to build and maintain an eir network that is future-proofed and unparalleled in Ireland.”
The application process for the 2019 eir Apprentice Programme is now open and will close at midnight on the 11th of July 2019.
Following the successful completion of the two-year programme, top applicants will be offered full-time roles with eir.
Further information is available on eir’s careers page https://jobs.eir.ie/ Visit @eir or @openeir on Twitter to learn more.