What Our Graduates Say

Graduate Programme 2019

A Culture of Innovation

ESB is a company that delivers energy solutions, powered by knowledge. We have the highest IT spend of any company in Ireland and technical innovation is at the heart of all that we do. So, whichever part of the business you work in, you will learn about exciting new applications and business processes through an innovative mix of classroom training, e-learning, personal coaching and direct hands-on experience. We also hold our own Staff Innovation Recognition Awards to recognise the achievements of staff who have demonstrated new thinking and developed creative solutions. The World's First Subsea Cable Repair won the 2015 ESB Staff Innovation Recognition Award.

Applications for our 2019 Graduate Development Programme are now closed. Applications for our 2020 Graduate Programme will open in September 2019.

Ian Comerford

It was one of the best experiences of my life. Graduates are rotated within the various business units and I was selected to work on a project in Bahrain. No two days in ESB are the same and projects are countrywide, which is great as you get to visit different parts of Ireland, and in my case the world, which you otherwise wouldn’t get to see.

Claudia Sheridan

ESB’s graduate programme offers excellent prospects of challenge and development, both internationally and nationally. Through ESB, I availed of an exceptional amount of professional training. On completion of the graduate programme this year, the company offered to sponsor the completion of my Masters of Electrical Engineering.

Colin Walshe

I enjoyed the range of projects I was exposed to and the responsibility that was placed on me as a graduate. Everything from the brand new 220 kV GIS substation being installed in Kilpaddoge, Co Kerry to being involved in the ESB Gaa 7s made the programme thoroughly enjoyable for me.

ESB Graduate Development Programme | Áine Mathews

Áine Mathews shares her experience of being on the ESB IT Graduate Development Programme. Áine is currently working on the Continuous Improvement team as part of the IT Graduate Development Programme.

ESB Graduate Development Programme | Kieran McGrath

Kieran McGrath, a Civil Engineer, shares his experience of being on ESB's Graduate Development Programme.

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