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ESB Early Careers

Do you want to be part of delivering a brighter future and making a real difference? Whether you are a school or college leaver, a graduate or still studying, at ESB you can learn from our experienced professionals who care about helping you build your career so you can be your best.

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ESB Graduate Development Programme

The objective of our Graduate 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 our strategic objectives.

Our opportunities for graduates span a range of disciplines:

- Engineering - Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Quantity Surveying
- IT
- Commercial
- Human Resources
- Finance
- Marketing

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ESB Undergraduate Programme

ESB offers undergraduate placements to students from a variety of disciplines every year for six to nine months. It is a great opportunity to gain a real-world experience that’s relevant to your field of study.

Our opportunities for undergraduates include:
- Engineering
- IT
- Commercial
- Marketing
- Human Resources
- Finance

Applications are now open for our Undergraduate Programme. Contact your college placement officer to apply.

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ESB Engineering/Craft Apprenticeship Programmes

ESB recruits apprentices during different times of the year 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. By completing this apprenticeship, you will also attain a BTEC (Level 3) Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical and Electronic Engineering as well as a Level 3 Extended Diploma.

The Benefits of ESB’s 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

ESB Business Apprenticeship Programmes

- IT Apprenticeship
A two-year programme, in conjunction with FIT, during which you gain valuable experience in Software Development, Network Engineering or Cyber Security while studying part-time for an Advanced Certificate in IT (NFQ Level 6).

- Accounting Technician Apprenticeship
Run by Accounting Technician’s Ireland in partnership with SOLAS, It is a two-year programme where apprentices gain practical accounting experience in a business and attend college to gain a Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate in Accounting. Apprentices work four days and attend college one day per week.

- Recruitment Apprenticeship
Run by the National Recruitment Federation in conjunction with the National College of Ireland and SOLAS, it is a three-year programme where apprentices gain practical experience in recruitment and attend college to gain a Level 8 BA Hons Degree in Recruitment Practice. Apprentices work four days on site and attend college one day per week.