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Applications Open in September for Graduate Development Programme 2018

ESB operates across the full spectrum of the electricity market on the island of Ireland, with an unparalleled depth and diversity of engagement. Our global reach, through our energy consulting business (ESB International), extends to 120 countries.

Have a look at some of the different business units that make up ESB below.

ESB Networks

We are responsible for building, operating, maintaining and developing a safe, secure and efficient electricity network. In the last 10 years we have invested over €11bn on the development of sustainable and highly innovative smart power networks.

Electric Ireland

​We are the retail arm of ESB, supplying electricity, gas and energy services to the business and residential markets in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. We operate in all market segments in the Republic of Ireland and supply energy and services to business customers in Northern Ireland.

Innovation at ESB

​We manage innovative energy projects for major national and international clients and are involved in a range of exciting joint ventures. The SIRO project with Vodafone, for example, is delivering fibre-based connectivity for high speed broadband to 500,000 homes and businesses around Ireland.

ESB International

As part of ESB Innovation, we are a leading global engineering consultant specialising in the utility sector. Our mission is to unlock value for energy utilities, developers and state energy departments. We work with our clients in delivering modern, efficient and dependable energy systems which transform the economies and societies in the 120 countries that we serve in.


ESB Generation and Wholesale Markets (G&WM) develop, operate and trade our electricity generation assets. We compete on the global wholesale energy trading market in electricity, gas and coal. Our current focus is to expand our renewable fleet through the development and construction of wind, solar and biomass projects.


The ​Business Service Centre is at the heart of ESB delivering essential IT, HR, Payroll, Finance, Property, Legal and Insurance services to ESB group. ​Our professional and engaged team support a wide range of complex and fast changing businesses and services across the ESB group.

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