Welcome to Bus Éireann,

Ireland's national bus company.

Connecting people with who and what matters to them, helping to make life better.

That’s our company purpose. It tells you who we are: a diverse team dedicated to providing safe and efficient public transport to every corner of Ireland. It gives you an insight into our culture of how we work in collaboration and with respect for each other, how we always put the customer first, striving every day to be the best we can be because we love what we do.

We are a commercial semi-state, providing services on behalf of the Dept. of Transport and the Dept. of Education. We are one of Ireland’s largest employers, with a workforce of over 2,800 people across the country.



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We are looking for Apprentice Heavy Vehicle Mechanics for both Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus to commence in September 2023.

Join our apprenticeship programme and become part of our journey on the Road to Zero Emissions in Public Transport.

As a heavy vehicle mechanic apprentice, you will be trained to the very highest technical standards and will learn how to maintain all the systems in modern public service vehicles, including training on day-to-day repairs and preventative maintenance tasks, vehicle diagnostics/fault finding with some of the most advanced systems of its kind in place. Your apprenticeship comprises seven phases, three off-the-job as designated by SOLAS and four on-the job that take place with Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus.

The availability, reliability, safety, and performance of our fleet are all fundamental to putting our customers at the heart of what we do every day. We have an ambition to become some the greenest public transportation companies in Europe, and in support of the Government’s climate change commitments, we have invested in our fleet of low emission, Hybrid and Hydrogen vehicles as we transition from our current diesel engines. We will also be introducing electric vehicles.

Minimum Entry Requirement:

  • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age

  • Applicants must hold the SOLAS equivalence of qualifications.

Closing date for online applications is the 19th of April 2023. Apply online by clicking here.

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Bus Éireann helps people all across the country make over 80 million journeys every year, as Ireland’s national bus company, our purpose is to connect people with who and what matters to them, helping to make life better.

Over 2,800 people make up the Bus Éireann family and live our values of safety and of putting you, our customer, first. We strive to provide a transport service of the highest possible standard with a focus on quality and safety.

Bus Éireann has inherited a proud tradition of service that dates back almost to the foundation of the State. For more than 90 years, the national bus network has been an integral and essential part of Ireland’s transport infrastructure. Bus Éireann continues to build on its tradition of public service and transport expertise to give the people of Ireland a public road transport system of which they can be justly proud.

We are committed to delivering a consistently excellent customer experience through the dedication and skill of our people, while ensuring that we remain competitive.

Our goal is that by 2023 we will be the most customer-centred and sustainable transport company in Ireland, with services provided by people who believe in Bus Éireann as a great place to work.


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