Apprenticeships

Mercury is one of the largest employers of mechanical and electrical apprentices in Ireland. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, apprentices are awarded a Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) National Craft Certificate. This certificate has national and international recognition and is a compulsory requirement for craftsperson status.

The development, training and mentoring apprentices receive with Mercury is unparalleled in the marketplace. Mercury recognises apprentice’s contribution for a job well done through our annual Apprentice Recognition Awards. Apprentices enjoy a varied four years of training in a variety of different sectors including Enterprise & Hyperscale Data Centres, Life Sciences & Technology,Building Services, Healthcare, TSS & Fire Protection.

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, Mercury commit to taking a number of exceptional newly qualified tradespeople into the business to develop their career further with us. At Mercury, we are proud of both the number and the quality of apprentices who have served their apprenticeship with us. Mercury
recognises the need to ensure our staff are exposed and up-skilled in the latest technical developments associated with their trade.

During the course of the apprenticeship, the apprentice will be required to undertake an induction & ongoing training at our training facility & on site.


Mercury Criteria:

Apprenticeship Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Department: Electrical & Mechanical
  • Reports to Foreman
  • Work Schedule: 39 hours per week & overtime when requested
  • The Apprenticeships are governed by SOLAS and is Standards Based. During your apprenticeship, you will be required to follow
    a specific course of training and undergo a series of assessments to confirm that you’ve reached the required standard
  • 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
  • While attending off the job training, the apprentice will be required to complete a portfolio & series of exams, both theory &
    practical.
  • All apprentice rates are in line with the electrical & mechanical sectoral employment orders.

Apprentice Electricians

  • Must be 17 years of age or over
  • Qualified to Leaving Certificate or equivalent standard
  • Must have five passes in the Leaving Certificate (Maths and English must be two of these)
  • Submit an Ishihara colour vision test – Form available from Mercury or SOLAS
  • Have a valid Safe Pass card
  • Have a Manual Handling Certificate
  • Subject to interview and reference checks
  • Must have an OB-O1 in Leaving Certificate Maths

Subject to interview and reference checks

Apprentice Plumbers

  • Must be 17 years of age or over
  • Qualified to Junior Certificate or equivalent standard
  • Must have five passes in the Junior Certificate (Maths and English must be two of these)
  • Submit an Ishihara colour vision test - This must be included on your SOLAS form
  • Have a valid Safe Pass card
  • Have a Manual Handling Certificate
  • Subject to interview and reference checks
  • Must have passed at least ordinary level maths

Subject to interview and reference checks

Trainee Data Technicians

Mercury are currently looking for Trainee Data Technicians to work in our Technologies department. Data Technicians principally install and manage Structured Cabling Network installations.

  • Must be 17 years of age or over
  • Qualified to Junior Certificate or equivalent standard
  • Submit an Ishihara colour vision test – it must be on the SOLAS form
  • Have a valid Safe Pass card
  • Have a Manual Handling Certificate

Subject to interview and reference checks

Registered Apprentices

  • Must have no repeat or deferred exam
  • Have a valid Safe Pass card
  • Have a Manual Handling Certificate
  • Subject to interview and reference checks
  • Electricians: Must have an OB-O1 in Leaving Certificate Maths.
  • Plumbers: Must have passed at least ordinary level maths

Our Apprenticeship Structure:

Apprenticeship Phases

 

Apprenticeship Applications