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ESB Graduate Programme

Our award winning and bespoke graduate programme launches 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 Ireland's climate ambitions. 

We have limited spaces available for our Engineering Graduate Programme. Details of the programme are highlighted below including a link to the application process. 

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What we Offer

- Structured rotations
- Challenging assignments
- Robust learning and development
- Experience working on major projects
- Exposure to different aspects of our business
- Assigned mentor to will help you on your journey
- Competitive salary and and benefits package

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You will be part of a highly motivated and skilled team that delivers the major projects and engineering solutions to lead our transition to reliable, affordable, net zero carbon future.

Our Engineering disciplines include Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, and Quantity Surveying.

Human Resources

Our people are the key to our success as an organisation, and our HR function plays a fundamental part in ensuring we attract, retain and develop the best talent.

You will be given the opportunity to build your HR expertise by working in different specialist areas across this business area.


Our finance function shapes and delivers our strategy while protecting our financial strength. We do this by being a trusted partner that drives performance through business insights and drives value in commercial opportunities.

You will be supported to complete your ACA qualification throughout your structured rotations.

Information Technology

You will design, deliver and support our extensive IT landscape. Our team operates one of the most technologically advanced IT and telecommunications infrastructures in the country, supporting hundreds of third party, custom and cloud applications, website and large-scale enterprise systems.

Our programme provides the pathway to three career opportunities including Functional, Project Management and Technical.


Can you imagine yourself developing the products that attract and retain customers, enabling ESB to maintain and grow market share in a highly competitive market place?

The focus is on developing your ability to problem solve, think critically, understand the balance between value and risk and will build your decision-making capability. The programme also develops effective communication and influencing skills, the building blocks of effective negotiation – critical to succeeding as a commercial business leader.


You will be part of the team responsible for the development and implementation of strategic marketing plans to support the achievement of brand and business goals across ESB's many dynamic brands. The team provides a full suite of award winning initiatives from the development and implementation of marketing plans through to digital marketing functions.

Application and Interview Process

For the Engineering programme, applicants will have to complete an aptitude assessment followed by a competence based interview.

For all other business functions, applicants will have to complete an aptitude assessment, followed by a video and competency based interview.

Do you want to work for a vibrant, successful and innovative organisation?

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