Ever dreamed of working in vehicle repairs and maintenance? Then this could be the opportunity you need. Bus Eireann are now accepting applications for their Heavy Vehicle Mechanic apprenticeship and are looking for male and female applicants who want to be trained in problem diagnostics, repair and maintenance of public service vehicles. With so many buses on the road there are a lot of man hours involved in keeping them in good mechanical order!
The programme follows the traditional apprenticeship structure comprising of seven phases. These phases will combine on-the-job training with either Bus Eireann or Dublin Bus and off-the-job training with SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority in one of the ETB Training centres in Dublin, Cork or Waterford. For a complete break-down of course content, see the Bus Eireann website.
You will be assessed on a continuous basis and have obtained a category D drivers licence upon completion of the apprenticeship. A QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate Craft – Heavy Vehicle Mechanics qualification is awarded on successful completion of the apprenticeship, which is a minimum of four years. Applicants must pass a SOLAS-approved colour vision test to partake.
To apply for this apprenticeship, you must have obtained at least a grade C at Ordinary Level in the Junior Certificate in either English or Irish, Mathematics, a science subject, or any two other subjects. Grade D at Higher Level is also acceptable for the Junior Certificate.
Alternatively, you can also have obtained at least a grade D at Ordinary Level in the same subjects in the Leaving Certificate. For a complete list of all subjects applicable, click here. Under the new marking scheme for the Leaving Certificate, this equates to at least an O5 or O6 in the accepted subjects.
Applications are now open and can be made online by completing the application form here. Closing date for all applications is the 24th March 2018.
Click here for more information on the work of a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic
So what are you waiting for? Get applying and start your career today! For more information on the apprenticeship, see the information booklet.
The CareersPortal Team