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Bord na Móna Apprenticeship Programme 2017- 2018

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Bord na Móna Apprenticeship Programme 2017- 2018


Monday, October 02, 2017 




Bord na Móna Apprenticeship Programme 2017- 2018

Irish energy company, Bord na Móna is developing new sustainable businesses and is currently seeking apprentices to help deploy 21st Century technologies as the company fulfils its mission and delivers a new sustainable future.

The Role: Electrical Apprentices

The Person: Candidates will need to have completed their Leaving Certificate at Ordinary Level completed, at a minimum. Candidates will also need to have attained a minimum of Grade D in five subjects (including Mathematics) and at least one of the following:

  • Science;
  • Construction Studies;
  • Engineering;
  • Design & Communications Graphics (Technical Drawing)

Proficiency in the English language is a requirement. Candidates who meet the screening criteria will be invited to complete a number of relevant aptitude tests. The results from these aptitude tests will be used to compile a short list for interview purposes.

Candidates selected for appointment will be required to pass a medical examination, including a colour vision test. Please attach your Curriculum Vitae including a contact number, e-mail address and details of your Leaving Certificate results.

Note: Failure to attach the above details will result in application not being processed. The selection process for this role will include candidate screening from application.

Video: Brian Kearney, Electrical Apprentice at Bord na Móna

Award: On successful completion of all assessments over a period of four years the apprentices will be awarded with a FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificate which has national and international recognition and is a compulsory requirement for craftsperson status.

How to Apply: Visit http://www.bordnamona.ie/careers/application-process-at-bord-na-mona/ for more information. If you wish to be considered simply click the “Apply” on the job on the Intranet or enter the following link on your own personal computer: https://goo.gl/CEumH6 

Click here to visit the Bord na Móna website.

The CareersPortal Team