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Join ESB’s Graduate Development Programme - Your Brighter Future awaits!

Who we are

ESB is Ireland’s foremost energy company. We have been supplying power to industry, communities and individuals for 90 years. Through innovation, expertise and investment, we are leading the way in developing smart and sustainable energy systems to meet the demands of modern life, both at home and overseas, making us a vital part of building a brighter, more sustainable future.

Working at ESB

Each member of our team plays an important role in building a brighter, more sustainable future and we are very proud of our culture of collaboration, teamwork and innovation.

ESB has evolved into a broad group of companies with deep Irish roots and global reach, offering exciting career opportunities in the fast-paced and innovative energy sector.

We pride ourselves in our commitment to creating and promoting a positive and inclusive work environment where all employees feel that their contribution is recognised and valued.

Our Graduate Development Programme

The objective of our Programme is to launch you on a fast track to career success. A career with ESB will allow you to grow professionally and develop the necessary skills to help deliver ESB’s strategic objectives.

We have developed our Graduate Development Programme based on the following pillars:

  • structured rotations;
  • challenging assignments;
  • robust learning and development;
  • experience working on major projects;
  • exposure to different aspects of our business;
  • a mentor who will help you on your journey.

You will be offered a competitive salary and an extensive benefits package. Whichever part of the business you work in, we want you to succeed and at the same time enjoy being part of our community.

At ESB, we have a strong culture of giving back. Through our Corporate Social Responsibility Fund, Energy For Generations, we allocate over €1m annually to support organisations working in the areas of suicide prevention, homelessness and educational disadvantage. We encourage staff to take part in initiatives such as “Time to Read” scheme for local schools.

Our opportunities for graduates, commencing in September 2019, span a range of disciplines:

  • Engineering - Electrical, Mechanical, Civil
  • Energy Trading
  • IT and Digital
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Data Analytics
  • Human Resources
  • ACA Accountancy Traineeship

Graduate profiles

    • Aine Matthews – IT Graduate

      I’m in my second rotation of the IT Graduate Development Programme. ESB have over 600 people working in the ITS department, operating over 450 applications. My first rotation was on the Business... Read more

    • Colin Walshe – Engineering Graduate

      I thoroughly enjoyed the graduate programme over the last three years. I enjoyed the range of projects I was exposed to and the responsibility that was placed on me as a graduate.

      I was... Read more

    • Claudia Sheridan – Engineering Graduate

      ESB’s three year graduate programme offers excellent prospects of challenge and development both internationally and nationally.

      ESB has given me excellent opportunities working on large... Read more

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