Eircom announces new apprentice programme

11 Jul 2011

Fifty people will get the chance to kick start their careers in October by taking part in a new apprentice programme announced by telecoms provider Eircom today.

The Eircom Apprentice Programme will provide on-the-job learning, one-to-one mentoring and formal classroom training over two years. Successful candidates will also receive a Level 6 FETAC Telecommunications Access Networks Technology Major Award.

Open to those who have completed their Leaving Certificate or a Post Leaving Certificate course and who are eligible to work permanently in Ireland, the apprentice programme is “an ideal platform for training and career development as an alternative to the traditional university option”, according to Eircom.

The apprentices will based in Eircom’s technology division and successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in one of four key roles, as follows:

  • Customer service, delivery and assurance technician – Primary focus on the installation, maintenance and repair of equipment in Eircom’s network to provide the highest levels of service to customers.
  • Network build technician – Working as part of the frontline team building a leading-edge communications network across Ireland.
  • Service management centre, technical support technician – The Service Management Centre is the nerve centre of Eircom and is responsible for the 24 x 7 delivery of services to its customers. 
  • Engineering field force technician – Maintaining the exchanges and transmission equipment which underpin Eircom’s network.

“Our new apprentice programme is a fantastic way for us to invest in the future of our business, while offering the apprentices a great start to their careers,” said Brendan Lynch, managing director, technology, Eircom.

“The chance to work with a company the size of Eircom and to gain first-hand experience building, monitoring and maintaining our network for the benefit of customers will be hugely rewarding for them. We consider apprentices to be the future of our company.”

The application process is open until 5pm on 25 July 2011, and successful applicants will take up their positions with Eircom in October 2011. Applications are available online.

Photo: Brendan Lynch, managing director, technology, Eircom

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