Gas Networks Ireland welcomes two Cork students to 2018 Apprenticeship Scheme

Cork natives, Conor Mee and John Dinneen describe their motivations and delight on joining Gas Networks Ireland’s apprenticeship programme

Issued 2018

Conor Mee from Passage West and John Dinneen from Ladysbridge have been selected among the latest group of apprentices for Gas Networks Ireland. Conor and John join five other successful applicants from around Ireland, who have been selected for the four year programme, starting this week in Dublin.

One of the most sought after apprenticeships in Ireland, the GNI programme provides mentor-led apprenticeships in Plumbing, Electrical Instrumentation and Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitting. It is facilitated in partnership with SOLAS. On completion of the Apprenticeship Programme, the 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: “We are delighted to welcome Conor and John with five other new recruits to the Gas Networks Ireland apprenticeship programme. The programme is extremely important to us, as it allows us to share our knowledge and experience with a new group of colleagues who are driven, ambitious and want to play an important role in Ireland’s energy future. We are thrilled to have students of Conor and John’s calibre on board and we look forward to working with them into the future.”

Commenting on Gas Networks Ireland Apprenticeship Programme, Conor Mee from Passage West, County Cork says:

“I’ve always been a very active person with a practical approach to learning. I am a team player and always work hard as part of Carrigaline hurling team. This emphasis on team work is a trait I will bring with me to Gas Networks Ireland apprenticeship programme. I was drawn to the Gas Networks Ireland apprenticeship programme through my enjoyment of Engineering throughout the leaving certificate and I look forward to beginning an exciting career alongside my fellow apprentices in mentor-led surroundings.”

Conor Mee, Passage West, County Cork

Ahead of the Gas Networks Ireland Apprenticeship Programme which commences this week, John Dinneen from Ladysbridge, County Cork says: “Throughout my hobbies of soccer, snooker and motorsport I always look at ways to improve and upskill. Career-wise the Gas Networks Ireland apprenticeship programme gives me the opportunity to fulfil the ambition to upskill with a practical approach. The apprenticeship programme is a chance to be part of Ireland’s energy future, in a rewarding company where I gain skills and knowledge to future-proof my career in mentor-led environment”

Issued by Murray on behalf of Gas Networks Ireland.
For further details, please contact:

Mary O’Mahony, PR Manager, Gas Networks Ireland
T: 0214534545
E: Mary.OMahony@gasnetworks.ie

Jackie Phelan, Murray
T: 01 4980324
E: jphelan@murraygroup.ie