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Bus Éireann

Bus Éireann helps people all across the country make over 80 million journeys every year, as Ireland’s national bus company, our purpose is to connect people with who and what matters to them, helping to make life better. Over 2,800 people make up the Bus Éireann family and live our values of safety and of putting you, our customer, first. We strive to provide a transport service of the highest possible standard with a focus on quality and safety. We are committed to delivering a consistently excellent customer experience through the dedication and skill of our people, while ensuring that we remain competitive.

Details of Apprenticeship Opportunities:    

Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

We recruit the best and in return, we offer an excellent and competitive benefits package that is mindful of you and your family.   Our apprenticeship positions are open to everyone.  You will be trained to the highest possible technical standards and will acquire, amongst many other skills, the ability to maintain the various systems associated with modern public service vehicles.  This includes training on the various day to day repairs and preventative maintenance tasks, in addition to vehicle diagnostics/fault finding with some of the most advanced systems of its kind in place.  Our apprentices have achieved great success in the National Skills Competition over the years which is testament to the training they have received.

An apprenticeship comprises of seven phases, three off-the-job and four on-the job.  During all of these phases you are assessed on a structured ongoing basis.

On-the-job training takes place with Bus Éireann during Phases 1 – 3 – 5 – 7.  Off-the-job training is designated by SOLAS as follows:

Phase 2: SOLAS Education and Training Board (ETB) Training Centre in Dublin, Cork or Waterford

Phase 4: Department of Education – TUS Athlone or TU Dublin

Phase 6: Department of Education – TUS Athlone or TU Dublin

Training and Development

  • Manual handling
  • Working at Heights
  • Abrasive wheels
  • Roadside Vehicle recovery
  • Training to Category D (bus) driving licence

Continuing your education with us

The Staff Study Scheme is designed to encourage our employees to acquire qualifications & skills which will assist in their personal development and enable them to give a greater contribution in their role and our services to the public.

Address:                  Bus Éireann, Broadstone, Dublin 7, D07X2AE

Telephone:               LoCall 0818836611, or outside Ireland call us on +35318366111.








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