Eircom to create 375 graduate & apprentice positions
Minister White with Richard Moat, CEO eircom Group, at the launch of the new eircom apprentice and graduate programmes
375 jobs will be created at eircom over the next five years through their new apprentice and graduate programmes The initiative is part of a €18 million investment by eircom aimed at enhancing the company’s skills’ base and is the first large scale sustained recruitment programme by the company in almost 30 years.
The 300 apprentices and 75 graduates will work on building Ireland’s communications network or providing new products and services to customers.
60 apprentices will be recruited to the Apprentice Programme per year and is open to candidates who have passed their Leaving Certificate. The apprenticeship work will focus on the maintenance and repair of equipment.
The two-year programme will provide on-the-job learning, one-to-one coaching and formal classroom training. Successful applicants will also receive a Level 6 FETAC Telecommunications Access Networks Technology Major Award. Following the successful completion of the programme, top performers will be offered full-time roles with eircom.
This programme builds on the success of a pilot apprentice programme that ran in 2011. Of the 75 apprentices who entered that programme, 55 remain in full time positions with the company.
15 honours graduates will be recruited to the Graduate Programme per year; graduates will be divided into eircom’s general graduate programme and specialised finance graduate programme. This year’s programme will commence in September and run for two years.
Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work on up to four different rotations, each one supported by a dedicated eircom mentor. Graduates with finance qualifications will remain within the finance shared service area and work on multiple projects, while being supported in their studies towards their accounting qualification.
Following the successful completion of the graduate programmes, top performers in both programmes will be offered full-time roles with eircom.
For more information
Further information about eircom’s apprenticeship and graduate programmes is available here.
Applications for both of this year’s programmes are open until 6 March 2015.