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Hundreds of jobs for Leaving Cert graduates at Eircom

It’s the first large-scale recruitment campaign by the company in almost 30 years.

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Updated at 11.25am

EIRCOM HAS ANNOUNCED it will be hiring 300 candidates for its newly-launched apprentice programme over the next five years.

The scheme is open to candidates who have passed their Leaving Certificate.

60 new hires will be taken on each year, the company says.

A pilot apprentice programme ran in 2011, and 55 of the 75 participants who signed up for it are still in full-time positions with the company.

“Applicants will have the opportunity to work as Customer Service and Assurance Technicians where the primary focus will be on the maintenance and repair of equipment in eircom’s network to provide the highest levels of service to our customers,” a statement said.

“The structured 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.


Meanwhile, a further 75 people are to be taken on as part of Eircom’s ‘Graduate Programme’.

That scheme will also run over the next five years, with the first new entrants starting in September.

According to the company, the participants will be divided into Eircom’s general graduate programme and its ‘specialised finance graduate programme’.

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“Following the successful completion of the training programmes, top performers in both programmes will be offered full-time roles with eircom,” the company’s statement added.

More information is available at http://earlytalent.eircom.net

Welcoming the announcement, Communications Minister Alex White said the new schemes were being launched on the back of an ambitious investment programme in infrastructure by the company “including the roll-out of high-speed broadband to 1.6 million homes by the middle of next year which, in itself will help create the conditions for further job creation in local economies”.

It’s part of an €18 million investment by the telecoms firm, which it says is “aimed at enhancing the company’s skills’ base and building an innovative, national communications network across Ireland”.

It’s the first-large scale sustained recruitment programme by the company in almost 30 years.

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