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Career Opportunities at Swilly Group

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The Swilly Group has announced that they are accepting applications for a number of vacant positions in their company.  The successful training provider is now accepting applications for, Programme Managers, Bus and Truck Driving Instructor, Driver CPC Tutors and ADR Dangerous Goods Tutors.

Established in 1975, the Swilly Group has grown to become one of the leading providers of training and employment support services in Ireland.  The company serves industries such as Transport, Driving, Hospitality, Tourism and IT & Office Administration.

Instructors at Swilly Group

Managing Director Brian Sweeney, It’s a very exciting time for our company”. “As the economy opens up and starts to grow again, we will be expanding our business geographically and across different industry sectors”.  “We are looking to recruit two programme managers who will oversee and manage the rollout of training and employment support programmes on behalf of Swilly Group”. “We are continuing to recruit Bus and Truck Driving Instructors, Driver CPC and ADR Dangerous Goods Tutors”.

Brian continues, “The recent lock downs has made people evaluate where they are at with their career and many people are looking for a change”.   “A career in training is a very attractive one and people who take this path never look back”. “The role of a trainer or instructor is very rewarding and you don’t experience the same time demands or level of stress you would in other jobs”.  “A good work life balance is what many people are looking for and that’s what you get at Swilly Group”.

“We are now looking for a number of ambitious candidates who are interested in developing a career in training.”  Brian continued, “We are offering attractive employment packages and will provide the necessary instructor or tutor training to the successful candidates if they have the necessary industry experience and the competences that we value”.

For the Programme Managers vacancies, the successful candidate will have at least 3 years’ management experience and a proven track record in management, training or a similar role.  Artic Truck and Coach Drivers with at least 3 years driving experience are invited to apply for the Driving Instructor positions. The Driver CPC and ADR Tutor roles require specialised qualifications and experience in transport management and the carriage of dangerous goods. All candidates must be eager to learn, confident, good with people and flexible.

To find out more about the current vacancies, contact Swilly Group on (074) 91 51212 or email info@swillygroup.com or check out our website at www.swillygroup.com.

Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Training Course

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Instructors at Swilly Group have been delivering beginner, pre-test and advanced driving tuition since 1975.  The company has been training driving instructors since 1990 and has a fleet of vehicles that will allow trainees complete their ADI exams in a car, bus or lorry (Rigid or Artic).

The Swilly Group Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) course is delivered in three stages with the trainees completing the RSA driving instructor exams at the end of each stage.  Successful trainees will obtain a QQI level 6 RSA Approved Driving Instructor qualification.

Entry Requirements

Trainees are expected to hold a full driving licence in the categories they wish to teach in for at least two years.  They must be of good repute, tax compliant and will be garda vetted as part of the RSA application process.

The Qualification Process

Stage 1 – Theory Test

The purpose of this test is to examine knowledge of the Rules of the Road as well as general road safety and driving instruction matters.

Swilly Group Instructors will provide 6 online evening classes via ZOOM to support trainees completing Stage 1 of the Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) theory test.

Stage 2 – Driving Test

Having successfully completed the theory test, stage two will assess driving ability. Driving competence will be assessed against a longer more comprehensive driving test to that which applies to a learner driver. The test will last approximately one to one and a half hours depending on the category being applied for.

Swilly Group Instructors will provide a minimum of 12 hours of in-vehicle driving tuition to trainees in Swilly Group vehicles across multiple licence categories.

Stage 3 – Instruction Ability Test

Stage three examines the ability of the ADI candidate to deliver instruction to a leaner driver.  The RSA examiner will role play as the learner under instruction.  There are two phases to the instruction ability test; Phase 1 will examine ability to instruct at an appropriate level for a beginner.  Phase two will also examine ability to instruct at a pre-test driver level.

Swilly Group Instructors will provide a minimum of 12 hours of in-vehicle Instruction ability tuition to trainees in Swilly Group vehicles across multiple licence categories.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the Swilly Group Driving Instructor training course will sit the RSA stage 1, 2 and 3 examinations.  If successful the trainee will obtain a QQI level 6 RSA Approved Driving Instructor qualification.


The Swilly Group Driving Instructor training will be delivered at the following locations for the different stages.

  • Stage 1        Online
  • Stage 2        Letterkenny or Tallaght
  • Stage 3        Letterkenny or Tallaght

Further Details

To find out more or to apply for a place on the Swilly Group Driving Instructor training course, contact Swilly Group on (074) 91 51212 or email info@swillygroup.com.

Transport Managers CPC Online

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Brian Sweeney congratulated Swilly Group’s Bernard McElaney after receiving the award for highest mark in Ireland from Chris Callaghan, CILT. 

Swilly Group has announced that they are now taking bookings for the Certificate in Professional Competence (CPC) in Transport Management to be delivered ONLINE starting Tuesday 7th SEPTEMBER 2021.

Swilly Group Managing Director Brian Sweeney said, “Our first ONLINE transport managers’ course in April SOLD OUT after just TWO weeks”. “As the course is delivered 100% ONLINE, candidates from all across the island of Ireland can complete our course”. “If we get enough applicants for the September course, we will consider running TWO courses to run into the next exams on 24th November 2021”.

The popular course will start on Tuesday 7th September and ONLINE classes will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm to 10pm for 10 WEEKS.  There will also be classes scheduled for two Saturdays and a full week before the exam on the 24th November 2021.  Over 100 hours of classes will be scheduled and learners must attend at least 75 hrs to sit the exam.

The course will be delivered ONLINE using ZOOM. The learners will be sent a course pack and all materials will be made available to the learners online so learners can attend the course from the comfort of their own home.

The Certificate in Professional Competence (CPC) in Road Passenger Transport or Road Haulage Transport is a qualification for persons managing a national or international haulage or passenger transport company and meets the requirements of European Regulation (EC) No. 1071/2009.  Swilly Group has delivered the classroom-based Transport Mangers CPC for many years and achieve some excellent results.   On three separate occasions, Swilly Group Learners achieved the highest marks in the country.

Brian Sweeney continued, “Transport is a very highly regulated profession and it’s important that managers receive good quality training and certification”.  “There are many challenges facing the passenger and haulage industries at the moment including BREXIT and the COVID lock downs”. “However, there continues to be many employment opportunities for good people with experience and a good qualification, such as the Transport Managers’ CPC, within the transport industry”.

Brian continued, “The Transport Managers’ CPC is also an excellent course for drivers wishing to upskill and move into a supervisory or management role within their organisation”.

For bookings, please email info@swillygroup.com or call 1890 63 63 63 or +353-74-91 51212.  Bookings will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Places are limited so early booking is advisable.