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ESB Apprentice Opportunities 

As we work together to achieve Net Zero by 2040, we recognise the value of apprenticeships as a way of developing critical skills and attracting diverse talent into our business. 

We have a number of apprentice programmes for craft and professional roles, working with organisations such as Solas and the Apprenticeship Council to ensure we continue to offer best-in-class programmes.

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ESB’s Generation and Trading Apprentice Programme 

ESB’s Generation and Trading business is seeking apprentices to start their electrical and mechanical engineering career with us. It is a four-year programme leading to QQI advanced level 6 Electrical trade certificate. 

 The Benefits of ESB’s Generation and Trading Apprentice Programme 

  • Operate in a team environment 

  • Classroom based learning combined with practical experience 

  • Combines college and on-the-job training 

  • Work indoors and outdoors 

  • By completing this apprenticeship, you will attain a BTEC (Level 3) Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical and Electronic Engineering as well as a Level 3 Extended Diploma. 


ESB Carrington Generating Station Apprentice Programme, Manchester

ESB Carrington Generating Station (Trafford area) is recruiting two apprentices commencing September 2022: 

  • Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitting 

  • Electrical Instrumentation 

Apply here: ESB Carrington Power Station Apprenticeship

Applications close 3pm Wednesday, 6th July 2022.

  • Application closing date is Wednesday, 6th July 2022.

  • All applications must be made online.

  • Candidates who meet requirements will be asked to complete an online aptitude assessment

  • Applicants shall successfully complete a Colour Vision Test

  • Shortlisting and interviews will commence in August