Plumbing Apprentice, Ireland

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Organisational Environment:

Mercury is an Irish based European Contractor.

Mercury is a European Contractor that builds and manages complex engineering projects that reimagine how people work and live in the built environment. Our determination and focus enable us to deliver leading-edge construction solutions across a range of key sectors including Enterprise Data Centres, Advanced Technology & Life Sciences, Hyperscale Data Centres, Fire Protection, Technical Support Services (TSS), Data Centre Facility Management, Healthcare & Building Services. Mercury employs over 2,600 people across over 10 locations in Europe and had an overall turnover of €1bn in 2020. Mercury employs the best people, invests heavily in training and education and ensures that the highest standards of health, safety and governance are applied throughout the organisation


Mercury is committed to hire and train Plumbing Apprentices. During the apprenticeship, Mercury will give the apprentice additional training in our Apprentice Development Centre. The apprentice will be registered with SOLAS and must complete seven phases with Solas and Mercury during their apprenticeship. The apprenticeship consists of 7 phases: 3 off-the-job and 4 on-the-job. SOLAS and the Department of Education and Science have responsibility for providing the off-the-job training, whilst your on-the-job training will take place on site with Mercury


The Apprentice will be required to work 39 hours per week, and overtime when requested. The Apprentice will be transferred across our sites during their apprenticeship. The Apprentice will report to their site foreman/mentor.


All applications for apprenticeships must be submitted with the mandatory requirements listed below. Interviews will not be considered without these requirements.

  • Submit a Ishihara colour vision test. (These forms are available from your local SOLAS/ETB centre)
  • Submit a valid safe pass card
  • Submit a valid manual handling certificate
  • Attach a copy/picture of your Junior & Leaving cert results with your application. 


Essential – Mechanical:

  • 5 passes in the Junior Certificate
  • Ordinary / Honours level Maths in the Junior Certificate - passed
  • SOLAS eye test
  • Safe Pass Card
  • Manual Handling Certificate
  • Reference from previous employers


 Mercury is an equal opportunities employer.








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