2018 Apprenticeship Launch

18th June, 2018:  Following on the success of the 2015 apprenticeship programme, Gas Networks Ireland is delighted to announce that its Apprenticeship Programme will return this Autumn, to recruit 7 new apprentices. The apprenticeship programme plays a key role in ensuring the owner and operator of Ireland’s natural gas network can attract and nurture the top talent needed to continue to deliver on its operational and strategic objectives, delivering gas services to Ireland.

The four year programme provides mentor-led apprenticeships in Plumbing, Electrical Instrumentation and Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitting. The programme is facilitated in partnership with SOLAS. The apprentices receive on-site training with Gas Networks Ireland technical training coaches and will also attend formal classes in the Educational Training Boards, Metac facility and in appropriate Institutes of Technology.

On completion of the Apprenticeship Programme, successful trainees will be awarded a Level 6 Advanced Certificate Craft. This is recognised nationally and internationally as the requirement for craftsperson status.

Brian Flynn, Gas Technical Competency Training Manager, Gas Networks Ireland comments: ‘The apprenticeship programme is extremely important for Gas Networks Ireland, because it allows us to pass on our knowledge and experience within the company, attracting and nurturing the brightest in-house talent. We look forward to welcoming 7 new recruits this Autumn.’

The 2018 apprenticeship programme follows the 2015 launch of the first Gas Networks Ireland apprenticeship programme in over 30 years. 14 apprentices were recruited and began work in September 2015. 

For further information and to apply to the Apprenticeship Scheme, please visit; here. Online Applications will be open until 5pm on Wednesday 4th July 2018.

Specific Application Criteria:

  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent – Grade D in 5 subjectsCandidates must be over 16 on the 1st Sept 2018Candidates sitting the 2018 exams may also apply, and if successful, a place may be offered subject to the required results being achieved.Successful candidates will be required to pass a colour vision test and medical assessmen

The Gas Networks Ireland Apprenticeships are being run in conjunction with SOLAS, Further Educations and Training Authority in Ireland.

Gas Networks Ireland is the business division of Ervia that owns, builds and maintains the natural gas network in Ireland and connects all customers to the gas network. Gas Networks Ireland operates one of the most modern and safe gas networks in the world and ensures that almost 688,000 homes and businesses receive a safe, efficient and secure supply of natural gas, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Ervia is a commercial semi-state multi-utility company with responsibility for the delivery of gas and water infrastructure and services in Ireland.