Graduate scheme

We are the people behind Ireland’s national electricity grid. We make sure that every home, business, school, hospital, factory and farm has power - when and where they need it.

And that’s just the beginning of our story. We are now transforming the power system for future generations. Be part of the change.

Our focus is on safety, security and reliability. Our work environment is challenging, fast-moving, collaborative and team-orientated. Our culture is driven by performance, knowledge and continual development. Our people are committed to reducing Ireland’s reliance on fossil fuels and making decarbonisation a reality – while providing a safe and reliable electricity supply in a way that secures the future for those who follow us.

Our future has never looked more exciting. And this is an incredible opportunity to be part of it. The world is ready for change. If you are too, join us.

The Engineering Graduate Development Programme is aimed at new and recently qualified graduates in Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Civil or Energy Engineering.

As a successful graduate, you will join the two year EirGrid Group Graduate Development Programme which begins in September 2023. The Programme offers structured rotations (typically 3 rotations), challenging assignments and exposure to different aspects of our business. Throughout the Programme, you will be provided with real responsibilities and a range of activities to ensure their knowledge of our business and their technical skills and experience are developed.

You will be involved in all aspects of our business to grow your knowledge and skills in all aspects of this dynamic sector including technical planning and operational, commercial, project management, regulatory, analytical, financial, research and electricity market activities

You will have a 2:1 capability in electrical, electronic, mechanical, civil or energy engineering. You will demonstrate excellent knowledge within your chosen discipline. You will have strong analysis, judgement and problem solving skills.

Most importantly, you need strong interpersonal and team working skills; you need to work collaboratively with colleagues. You also need strong communication skills and have an awareness of customer and stakeholder needs and expectations.

Applications (CV with cover letter) should include the following information:

  • A full breakdown of results per subject/per year of study
  • Details of projects undertaken during studies to date
  • An outline of how you anticipate using your skills in a commercially run regulated business
  • An outline of why you would like to join EirGrid Group


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