eir Telecommunications Field Technician Apprentice

Closing Date: 22/12/2023
Location: Dublin & East Coast or Cork County
Reference #: 1096

Role Title:

eir Telecommunications Field Technician Apprentice

Business Area:

Service Assurance

About This Role:

eir’s Apprentice Programme benefits you from practical experience in the field, earn and learn under the supervision and guidance of some of the most experienced professionals in the country. Join us and discover how eir is keeping Ireland connected.


Why This Role:

We consider apprentices to be the future of our company. Our structured two year programme will provide on the job learning, one-to-one mentoring and formal classroom training.

Expectations From The Role:

  • Apply fresh thinking and provide clear and concise feedback to Line Manager on any ideas/issues that arise with a view to continuously improving the efficiency of the team

  • Adaptable approach

  • Provide best in class customer service

  • Collaborate with, engage and support your field mentor

  • A strong ability to multitask and work across several projects 

  • Ability to prioritise and multi task your work load, whilst achieving your QQI Level 6 Telecommunications & Data Network Engineering Major Award.

  • Turning your newly learned skills to a variety of areas from installations and testing to the repair and maintenance of both the copper and Fibre telecom’s infrastructure.

  • Across the eir business, a Field Technician can go from construction activity such as cabling and splicing to installation of in-home wiring and customer services such as broadband, telephony and TV.

Requirements For A Successful Application:

Knowledge and Experience:


  • A full driving licence on or before the end of September 2023.

  • Completed Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate equivalent (example A Levels) before September 2023.

  • Have passed 6 subjects in your Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied (Maths compulsory)

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact up to senior management level.

  • Strong skills in planning, organisation, scheduling, problem solving and the resolution of conflicting priorities.


Behavioural Competencies

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Ability to move into an evolving area and play a role in establishing new processes and best practice.

  • Problem solving through working with and influencing multiple stakeholders


  • Primarily field based role, you will be assigned either to Dublin/East Coast or Cork County.

  • Must be flexible to travel for internal class room training with eir trainers and mentor meetings. Off the job training will consist of 8 weeks a year (2 week blocks) attending the TU Dublin Campus, coupled with a 4 week induction during the first year of the programme. Accommodation and meals will be provided for those who are required to travel.

  • On successful completion you will be receive a QQI Level 6 Telecommunications & Data Network Engineering Major Award.

  • 2 year Apprentice contract

  • Flexible hours – early mornings and late nights

  • Programme commences March 2024

  • Applications close 22nd Dec 2023