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The ESB Graduate Development Programme is widely recognised as one of the best in Ireland offering structured rotations, excellent training, development opportunities and professional accreditation. ESB is proud to offer this Graduate Development Programme across the organisation to help allow graduates shape their future career through challenging and rewarding work enhanced by continuous learning and development.

We have opportunities for Graduates from the following disciplines - Engineering, Commercial, HR, Marketing, Finance and IT.

Applications for our 2022 Graduate Development Programme open on Tuesday 21st September 2021.


ESB has a number of opportunities for engineering graduates across five disciplines to join our Graduate Development Programme, commencing in September 2021. These disciplines include:

- Electrical
- Mechanical
- Civil
- Quantity Surveying

As one of the largest employers of engineers in Ireland, ESB is dedicated to investing in engineering expertise and developing critical skills to support Ireland’s future growth and development. As an Engineering Graduate in ESB, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects, both in Ireland and overseas, while pursuing your professional accreditation.



ESB is Ireland’s largest SAP user organisation and we deliver a large number of multi-million euro projects each year. The ESB IT Graduate Programme is typically structured into three rotations. On these rotations you will build your IT and business knowledge through challenging assignments, exposure to our business units, diverse range of business activities, and the opportunity to work on one of our major projects. If you are looking to develop your IT career in any of the Functional, Technical or Project Management career paths, then ESB's IT Graduate Development Programme is a perfect fit for you.


The Commercial Graduate Programme offers a range of challenging business roles, such as leading the development of significant new business opportunities, project managing, strategic investment programmes, and delivering relevant value propositions to our customers.
As a Commercial Graduate, you will focus on developing your ability to problem solve, think critically, understand the balance between value and risk and to build your decision-making capability. You will also develop your stakeholder management capability and have the opportunity to work at a strategic level, supporting key business initiatives and innovative change programmes.

Human Resources

Our people are critical to our success as an organisation and our HR function plays a fundamental part in ensuring we attract, retain and develop the best talent. ESB’s HR Graduate Development Programme allows you to build your HR expertise by working in a number of different specialist areas across our dynamic HR function including Reward, Performance Management, Recruitment and Resource Assurance.


As a Marketing Graduate you will be part of the Marketing Team in ESB's Customer Solutions business. The team is responsible for the development and implementation of marketing plans to support the achievement of brand and business goals across ESB brands. The team provides a full suite of award winning marketing initiatives including the development and implementation of Marketing plans, PR, Sponsorship, Event Management, Digital Marketing and Stakeholder engagement. You will gain valuable experience in a fast-moving and dynamic environment working on behalf of an iconic Irish brand.
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