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Dublin City Council to bring back apprenticeships in 2018

15 positions in 2018 with the intake of apprentices to increase significantly in 2019

Dublin City Council is to bring back apprenticeship schemes next year. Whilst there will be only 15 positions in 2018, it is anticipated that the intake of apprentices will increase significantly in 2019.

The decision to reintroduce the apprenticeship scheme was announced in Budget 2018. The city council is now expected to fill posts next year for:

  • apprentice plumbers,
  • apprentice carpenters,
  • apprentice electricians and
  • apprentice stonemasons.

Although there will be only 15 posts across these four areas next year Dublin City Council is likely to increase that number substantially in 2019. The apprenticeships are across the work areas of housing maintenance and environment, and the transportation department.

It is reported that Dublin City Council staff is at an all-time low. In areas such as housing maintenance, the council has become over-reliant on contractors. It now wishes to recommence recruitment and develop the necessary the necessary skills in-house to deliver a first class service. The re-introduction of apprenticeship recruitment is an important way of addressing this.

Under Budget 2018 over 6,000 new apprenticeship places and 10 new apprenticeship schemes were announced for 2018 by the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe.

When recruitment opens with Dublin City Council in 2018, apprenticeship vacancies will be advertised. Details of all current vacancies are available here on the Council's website and on PublicJobs.ie.

Find out more about Apprenticeships.

The CareersPortal Team

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