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Heavy Vehicle Mechanic Apprenticeship 2024

Closing date: 19 April 2024

Location: Dublin

Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann are now accepting applications for Heavy Vehicle Mechanic Apprentices to commence in September 2024, in the following locations:
Dublin-Cork-Waterford-Wexford -Ballina-Limerick-Thurles-Tralee-Galway-Athlone-Longford-Stranolar-Sligo 

These apprenticeship positions are open to both female and male candidates. Our apprentices are trained to the highest possible technical standards and 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 had much success in the National Skills Competition over the years.

The 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 Dublin Bus/Bus Éireann, in your allocated garage, during Phases 1, 3, 5 and 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 and Skills – TU Dublin or TU Shannon
Phase 6   
Department of Education and Skills – TU Dublin or TU Shannon


  • Applicants must be age 16 or over before commencing their apprenticeship.
  • Applicants must meet the SOLAS equivalence of qualifications*

*Please note that 2020 certificate of completion (Junior Cert) and school reports will be accepted as an equivalent to the traditional Junior cert results, check for further details. 


  • Competitive rate of pay
  • Working 5 over 7 days
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • G.P. scheme for you and your family
  • Tool box equipped with required tools provided by the company
  • College fees paid by the company
  • Travel concessions
  • Personal Protective Equipment provided
  • Laundry service included
  • Training and upskilling
  • Education Support Scheme to avail of
  • Employee Assistance Programme to avail of
  • Free car parking
  • Subsidised canteen

Please find further information in our Heavy Vehicle Mechanic Apprenticeship Information Booklet.

Submit an application for 2024.

Placements will commence by September 2024 and applicants must be at least 16 years of age, on or before they commence. We use a number of assessments which each candidate will be required to undertake and the results will be used to compile a shortlist for interview purposes.