ESB unveils 55 new graduates to commence three-year Graduate Training Programme
29 September 2015
Fifty-five graduates from the country’s third level institutions, spanning fields of engineering, IT, marketing and finance, have started a three-year programme in ESB this week.
The Graduate Programme is a tailored three-year scheme which will see these graduates develop both professionally and personally. It forms part of an ambitious drive by ESB to recruit the brightest talent from Irish third-level institutions.
The graduates will be placed across ESB’s five business units – ESB International, ESB Networks, Generation and Wholesale Markets, Business Services Centre and Electric Ireland – in the coming years.
The graduates hail from a cross section of Ireland’s universities and institutes of technology.
Pat O’Doherty, ESB chief executive, welcoming the graduates to head office in Dublin, said: “The energy sector is undergoing a major transition which will require the brightest minds.
“ESB is committed to offering a rewarding and dynamic career path for exceptional people interested in addressing global energy challenges and shaping the future of Ireland’s energy system. These 55 new graduates will be given hands-on roles from the outset across our business units as ESB seeks to remain at the forefront of energy innovation.
“ESB has always placed a very strong emphasis on the development of our staff so it is particularly pleasing that eight of this year’s intake began their careers in ESB as apprentices. It was a pleasure for me to personally welcome our new colleagues and wish them every success in their careers with us.”
Later this week as part of their induction, they will visit the iconic Turlough Hill hydro electric storage station which, 40 years on since being commissioned, is still regarded as a massive feat of innovative environmental engineering.
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