What Our Graduates Say

ESB Graduate Campaign

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. 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.

How to Apply

Applications are now closed for the 2020 ESB Graduate Development Programme. Applications for the 2021 Graduate Programme will open in September 2020.

Matthew McClean

The ESB Graduate Programme has really helped my transition from college to work life. It’s given me the opportunity to gain valuable engineering experience on various projects in Ireland and the UK. The work has been challenging but through the support network provided by mentors and colleagues it has allowed me to develop. The friendly atmosphere within ESB is evident from the first day, and with social graduate events and company-wide events such, it was easy to meet people from all parts of the company.

Maeve Coll

Since joining the ESB Graduate Programme I have gained invaluable work experience in different areas of the organisation such as working on large scale recruitment campaigns. Graduates receive lots of support including training and assigned mentors. The programme also has a great social aspect. I have taken part in sports events such as tag rugby, the GAA 7’s tournament and the ESB Power Challenge and CSR initiatives including the Time to Read and Time to Count programmes.

George Dosumu

I’m currently on my second rotation on the ESB IT Graduate Development Programme. My first rotation was on the Cloud Platform team and I’m now working on the CyberSecurity team. What’s surprised me the most since I joined ESB is the range of opportunities available. You get to work alongside experts on key business activities which provides a high level of exposure for career development. I also really enjoy the multi-cultural and friendly working environment.

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 | Glenn O'Reilly

Electrical Engineer Glen O'Reilly shares his experience of being on the ESB Engineering 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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