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Eir looking to hire 50 new apprentices

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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 Laois will join the team maintaining eir’s rural fibre network.

Applications are open to candidates who have completed the Leaving Certificate or equivalent exams and have a full driving licence.

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.

Following the successful completion of the two-year programme, top applicants will be offered full-time roles with eir.

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.

“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 July 11, 2019.

To date, 264 apprentices have successfully completed eir’s apprentice programme.

Further information is available on eir’s careers page here.

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