375 jobs being created by eircom
Telecoms company eircom has said it will create 375 jobs over the next five years.
The new roles will be part of an 18 million euro investment in an apprentice and graduate programme.
Communications Minister Alex White said the schemes are examples of "quality job creation and the kind of skills development that will drive our recovering economy".
Some 300 jobs will be created under the apprentice programme, with 60 apprentices taken on each year over the next five years.
Apprentices will work as customer service and assurance technicians, eircom said.
Another 75 jobs will be created under the graduate programme.
Some 15 honours graduates will be recruited every year into eircom's general graduate programme and its specialised finance graduate programme.
Eircom chief executive Richard Moat said the schemes were key elements in the company's transformation.
"All of the 375 apprentices and graduates who come into the company over the next five years will be working as part of our team either on the frontline building Ireland's communications network or providing innovative new products and services to our growing customer base," he said.