Seventy graduates commence prestigious ESB three-year Development Programme

• Graduate recruitment for 2018 is now open: Apply now via 

25 September 2017

Seventy graduates from Irish third level institutions, spanning fields of engineering, IT, HR, marketing, trading and finance, are commencing a prestigious three-year programme in ESB this week.

ESB’s tailored Graduate Development Programme sees these graduates develop both professionally and personally. It forms part of an ambitious drive by the company to recruit high-calibre talent from third level institutions.

This year’s graduates will be placed across  five business units – ESB International, ESB Networks, Generation and Wholesale Markets, Business Services Centre and Electric Ireland. The graduates studied in a cross section of universities and Institutes of Technology from the island of Ireland and beyond.

Pat Naughton, ESB Executive Director, Group People and Sustainability, welcomed the graduates on their induction week in Croke Park. He commented: “These graduates join us at an exciting time. As ESB celebrates 90 years, the energy sector is undergoing a major transition which will require fresh and innovate thinking. ESB is leading Ireland’s transition to a low carbon society, putting in place solutions today that will leave a positive legacy for generations to come. Our seventy new colleagues will play an important part in building this brighter, more sustainable future, as the company seeks to remain at the forefront of energy innovation.

“ESB offers diverse career path for all those interested in meeting these challenges of the coming decades.

"ESB is also pleased to announce that graduate recruitment for 2018 is now open and we are now inviting applications from final year students  for next year’s programme.”

To join ESB’s 2018 Graduate Development Programme click here.

Applications are open until 24 October 2017.

Photos are available and downloadable here.

About ESB
ESB operates right across the electricity market: form generation, through transmission and distribution to the supply of customers. ESB is the owner of the distribution and transmission networks in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It has a 49% share of generation in the all-island market and a 38% share of electricity supply in the all-island market with 1.4 million customer accounts.
ESB contributes over €2 billion annually to the Irish economy through dividends, investments, taxes and jobs. ESB provides significant employment both directly, with 7,600 employees, and indirectly through contractors and service providers.