Graduate Opportunities

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Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical and Civil)

As an Engineering Graduate you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects, both in Ireland and overseas, while pursuing your professional accreditation.

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our three year Engineering Graduate Programme. If you are due to graduate in 2017, or have graduated in the last two years and are looking to develop your career in an exciting and fast-paced environment, we would like to hear from you.

As an Electrical Engineering Graduate you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects, both in Ireland and overseas, while pursuing your professional accreditation.

What We Look For?

  • You should have a minimum Level 8 Engineering Degree with a minimum 2:1 classification
  • Graduate Engineering positions will be based throughout Ireland, and you may need to be able to travel nationally in the case of ESB Networks and internationally in the case of Generation & Wholesale Markets and ESB International
  • You need good communication skills, excellent analytical skills and the ability to learn quickly
  • Be innovative in your approach and able to demonstrate your ability to actively contribute your team

Applications/Selection Process

  1. Visit our career page at esb.ie/careers/graduateprogramme2017
  2. Fill in the application form and attach your CV
  3. Complete the online assessments
  4. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in Nov 2016
  5. Interviews will include a case study and a face to face competency based interview
  6. Successful candidates will ​start in September 2017
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We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our three year Engineering Graduate Programme. If you are due to graduate in 2017, or have graduated in the last two years and are looking to develop your career in an exciting and fast-paced environment, we would like to hear from you.

As a Mechanical Engineering Graduate you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects, both in Ireland and overseas, while pursuing your professional accreditation.

What We Look For?

  • You should have a minimum Level 8 Engineering Degree with a minimum 2:1 classification
  • Graduate Engineering positions will be based throughout Ireland, and you may need to be able to travel nationally in the case of ESB Networks and internationally in the case of Generation & Wholesale Markets and ESB International
  • You need good communication skills, excellent analytical skills and the ability to learn quickly
  • Be innovative in your approach and able to demonstrate your ability to actively contribute your team

Applications/Selection Process

  1. Visit our career page at esb.ie/careers/graduateprogramme2017
  2. Fill in the application form and attach your CV
  3. Complete the online assessments
  4. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in Nov 2016
  5. Interviews will include a case study and a face to face competency based interview
  6. Successful candidates will ​start in September 2017

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our three year Engineering Graduate Programme. If you are due to graduate in 2017, or have graduated in the last two years and are looking to develop your career in an exciting and fast-paced environment, we would like to hear from you.

As a Civil Engineering Graduate you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects, both in Ireland and overseas, while pursuing your professional accreditation. 

What We Look For?

  • You should have a minimum Level 8 Engineering Degree with a minimum 2:1 classification
  • Graduate Engineering positions will be based throughout Ireland, and you may need to be able to travel nationally in the case of ESB Networks and internationally in the case of Generation & Wholesale Markets and ESB International
  • You need good communication skills, excellent analytical skills and the ability to learn quickly
  • Be innovative in your approach and able to demonstrate your ability to actively contribute your team

Applications/Selection Process

  1. Visit our career page at esb.ie/careers/graduateprogramme2017
  2. Fill in the application form and attach your CV
  3. Complete the online assessments
  4. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in Nov 2016
  5. Interviews will include a case study and a face to face competency based interview
  6. Successful candidates will ​start in September 2017

Information Technology

Join our team of almost 500 IT professionals operating one of the most technologically advanced IT and telecommunications systems in Ireland. ESB has one of the largest IT spends in the country, we are Ireland’s largest SAP user organisation and we support more than 450 applications.

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our three year IT Graduate Programme. If you are due to graduate in 2017, or have graduated in the last two years and are looking to develop your career in an exciting and fast-paced environment, we would like to hear from you.

Working within our IT Services team, you will be part of a highly motivated and skilled team of IT Professionals working to achieve maximum value for all our IT investments.

We design, deliver and support all activities associated with ESB’s IT strategy through innovative IT solutions. We operate one of the most technologically advanced IT and telecommunications infrastructures in the country running over 450 applications as well as being the largest SAP user in Ireland. We also have one of the largest IT spends in the country and we deliver a large number of new multi-million IT projects each year.

Our underlying technologies include:

  • Linux and Windows server infrastructure using VMWare;
  • AIX operating system on Unix;
  • Storage infrastructure;
  • IP Network;
  • ORACLE, DB2 and SQL Server relational databases supporting a large SAP footprint including Payroll, HR, Finance, Billing and Retail Market Operations and ABAP Development;
  • Business Warehouse and Business Objects;
  • Significant investment in mobile, web, digital and collaborative technologies.
  • What We Look For?

    • You should have (or be working towards) a minimum 2.1 Honours Degree in IT, Computer Sciences, Engineering or an equivalent course where your major was IT
    • You need good communication skills, excellent analytical skills and the ability to learn quickly
    • Be innovative in your approach and able to demonstrate your ability to actively contribute your team

    Applications/Selection Process

    1. Visit our career page at esb.ie/careers/graduateprogramme2017
    2. Fill in the application form and attach your CV
    3. Complete the online assessments
    4. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in Nov 2016
    5. Interviews will include a case study and a face to face competency based interview
    6. Successful candidates will ​start in September 2017

    We work on problems that you won’t find in a school book. Nine out of ten times we have to create our own models to find solutions, with a healthy dose of creativity. Do you want to push the boundaries of data science and define the next stage of the field? This is where you come in: We want you to innovate our algorithms and better understand the data, leveraging every bit of our data and pioneer cutting-edge analysis to make it happen.

    You will be autonomous from end-to-end where you get to do the whole stack without having to wait on others. You will discuss and share mathematical and programmatic challenges amongst your stellar peers. We foster an environment to make things happen, keep you constantly challenged and learn new things everyday.

    We get excited about candidates who have:

  • strong skills in statistics, probability, and/or machine learning
  • fluency in R or Python
  • experience with relational databases / SQL
  • experience using non-relational DB
  • Strong work ethic and can thrive on autonomy
  • Great communication skills
  • an innate curiosity
  • the ability to identify what’s important, and what’s not
  • high skill in data visualization (big plus)
  • the ability to recognize that simple is sometimes best (Occam was right)
  • Degree in subjects ranging from IT and Computer Science to Mathematics, Psychology, and Econometrics
  • What We Look For?

    • You should have (or be working towards) a minimum 2.1 Honours Degree in subjects ranging from IT and Computer Science to Mathematics, Psychology, and Econometrics
    • You need good communication skills, excellent analytical skills and the ability to learn quickly
    • Be innovative in your approach and able to demonstrate your ability to actively contribute your team

    Applications/Selection Process

    1. Visit our career page at esb.ie/careers/graduateprogramme2017
    2. Fill in the application form and attach your CV
    3. Complete the online assessments
    4. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in Nov 2016
    5. Interviews will include a case study and a face to face competency based interview
    6. Successful candidates will ​start in September 2017

    Business

    The Business Graduate Programme offers a wide range of challenging business roles such as, leading the development of significant new business opportunities, project managing strategic investment programmes, delivering relevant value propositions to our customers.

    We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our three year Business Graduate Programme. If you are due to graduate in 2017, or have graduated in the last two years and are looking to develop your career in an exciting and fast-paced environment, we would like to hear from you.

    As an Business Graduate you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects, both in Ireland and overseas, while pursuing your professional accreditation.

    What We Look For?

    • You should have (or be working towards) a minimum 2.1 Honours Degree in Business or an equivalent course where your major was IT
    • You need good communication skills, excellent analytical skills and the ability to learn quickly
    • Be innovative in your approach and able to demonstrate your ability to actively contribute your team

    Applications/Selection Process

    1. Visit our career page at esb.ie/careers/graduateprogramme2017
    2. Fill in the application form and attach your CV
    3. Complete the online assessments
    4. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in Nov 2016
    5. Interviews will include a case study and a face to face competency based interview
    6. Successful candidates will ​start in September 2017

    Marketing

    By joining our Marketing function, you will be part of Electric Ireland's award-winning Marketing team. You will gain valuable experience in marketing communications, sponsorship and digital marketing, working on an iconic brand in a fast-moving and competitive environment.

    We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our 3 year Marketing Graduate Programme. If you are due to graduate in 2017 or have graduated in the last two years and are looking to develop your career in an exciting and fast-paced environment, we would like to hear from you.

    As a Marketing Graduate you will work in Electric Ireland, the customer facing business unit of ESB and one of Ireland’s most recognised brands. Electric Ireland’s Marketing team is responsible for the development and implementation of marketing plans to support the achievement of brand and business goals. The team provides a full suite of award winning marketing initiatives including the development and implementation of marketing plans, ABL & BTL communications, PR, sponsorship, event management, digital marketing and stakeholder engagement. Successful candidates will be rotated across our Marketing, Sponsorship and Digital Marketing functions, offering an exciting opportunity to work across the full spectrum of marketing and communications activities at Ireland’s leading energy company.

    What We Look For?

    • You should have (or be working towards) a minimum 2.1 Honours Degree in a business or marketing discipline.
    • You should be able to clearly and concisely gather, interpret, analyse and document information.
    • You should have excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong organisational and administrative skills.
    • You should be a self-starter with a passion for digital and social media and high levels of creativity, enthusiasm, commitment and energy.

    Applications/Selection Process

    1. Visit our career page at esb.ie/careers/graduateprogramme2017
    2. Fill in the application form and attach your CV
    3. Complete the online assessments
    4. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in Nov 2016
    5. Interviews will include a case study and a face to face competency based interview
    6. Successful candidates will ​start in September 2017

    Human Resources

    Build your HR expertise by working in a number of different specialist areas across our dynamic HR function, which provides a full range of services to our 7,000+ employees.

    HR Graduate Role

    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.  There are 3 integrated parts to our HR function:

    • Group HR who are responsible for HR strategy, policy development, reward, staff engagement and employee relations and major change programmes across the organisation
    • HR Centres of Excellence in our Shared Services Business who are responsible for delivering first class HR processes such as Recruitment & Selection, Learning & Development and Compensation & Benefits
    • HR Business Partners are embedded in the Business and work with the line managers to manage and develop their team to their fullest potential

    What We Look For?

    • You should have (or be working towards) a minimum 2.1 Honours Degree in HR, Psychology, an equivalent course where HR was a major component or other relevant degree.
    • You should also have good communication skills, excellent analytical skills and the ability to learn quickly.
    • Be innovative in your approach and able to demonstrate your ability to actively contribute to your team

    Applications/Selection Process

    1. Visit our career page at esb.ie/careers/graduateprogramme2017
    2. Fill in the application form and attach your CV
    3. Complete the online assessments
    4. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in Nov 2016
    5. Interviews will include a case study and a face to face competency based interview
    6. Successful candidates will ​start in September 2017

    Accountancy Traineeship (ACA)

    As part of our Finance team you will gain invaluable experience in all aspects of the Finance function. In addition, we will support you in achieving your professional accountancy qualification.

    We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our three and a half year Accountancy Traineeship. If you are due to graduate in 2017, or have graduated in the last two years and are looking to develop your career in an exciting and fast-paced environment, we would like to hear from you.

    ESB has a centralised Finance Operations organisation that provides a range of finance services across ESB Group. The Accountancy Traineeship offers the successful candidates the opportunity to work as part of a large finance team. Key priorities for Finance Operations are the delivery of best practice finance processes and the continued development of staff.

    On our Accountancy Traineeship you will get an opportunity to experience first-hand how our company works and what is the driving force behind it. You will be part of the Finance Operations team and will be sponsored to do your ACA qualification.  Support, training and challenging assignments as part of the Finance Operations team will stand you in excellent stead for any future career.

    What We Look For?

    • You should have (or be working towards) a minimum 2.1 Honours Degree in Business, Accountancy & Finance or equivalent course where Accountancy was a major component
    • Cap 1 exemption desirable
    • Strong  IT skills. Knowledge of SAP would be an advantage, but is not essential.
    • You should also have good communication skills, excellent analytical skills and the ability to learn quickly.
    • Be innovative in your approach and able to demonstrate your ability to actively contribute to your team

    Applications/Selection Process

    1. Visit our career page at esb.ie/careers/graduateprogramme2017
    2. Fill in the application form and attach your CV
    3. Complete the online assessments
    4. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in Nov 2016
    5. Interviews will include a case study and a face to face competency based interview
    6. Successful candidates will ​start in September 2017
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