Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Mary Ita Heffernan from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Mary Ita Heffernan

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Mary Ita Heffernan

Whilst in secondary school, I changed my mind many a time regarding the career path I wanted to pursue! I always knew that I wanted to work with people but was unsure about the profession which would most suit my interests and skills in this regard.

While in school, I definitely found that being unsure about the type or area of work you want to pursue is a very difficult and confusing position to be in, especially given the array of career choices now available and the pressure one feels in trying to make one’s mind up.

To this end, I would strongly advise anybody in this position to research courses and job descriptions well in order to make the most informed decision possible at that time in your life. 

I recommend one tries to gain as much work experience as possible as it will provide you with valuable insight into your skills, ability, likes/dislikes for certain areas of employment!!!!

Also I would research the courses and job areas as much as possible so that you can make an informed decision regarding your choices. If you can't gain enough information in school, contact the college directly or arrange to talk to somebody who facilitates the course. In particular, it would be really valuable to talk to somebody in the profession to gain a realistic and practical insight into the job.

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ESB Apprenticeship Campaign 2018

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ESB Apprenticeship Campaign 2018


Tuesday, January 09, 2018 




ESB Apprenticeship Campaign 2018

ESB Apprenticeship Campaign 2018 will open for applications on 1st February. 

To register your interest, click here to fill in an Expression of Interest form and we will contact you to let you know when applications are open.

As an Apprentice Electrician/Network Technician, this programme offers you on the job learning as well as classroom based learning. You will benefit from varied work experience, working both indoors and outdoors. You will learn a variety of electrical and practical skills and you will obtain a QQI Advanced Level 6 Electrical Trade Certificate with a World Class Utility Company. 

Candidates must be over 16 years of age on 1st June 2018. Training commences in September 2018. 

Closing date is Friday, 30th March 2018.

Check out our video to see what the life of an Electrical Apprentice involves.