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ESB - Engineering Graduates

Applications are currently open with ESB for two ring-fenced positions on their Engineering Graduate Development Programme. Both positions are three year contracts and will commence in September 2024.

Candidates who are interested in applying should have (or be working towards) a minimum NFQ Level 8 (2.1) Honours Degree in Engineering which is accredited by Engineers Ireland at CEng or CEng Further Learning standard.

Please read the job description below for full details, eligibility requirements and how to apply.  

Updated Closing Date: 12pm, Wednesday 28th February 2024

Engineering Graduate Job Description 

With over 1000 engineers and related professionals, ESB is dedicated to investing in engineering related expertise and developing critical skills to support Ireland’s future growth and development.  ESB see investing in our people, the current and future drivers of our organisation, as a central pillar of our strategy. 

The Engineering Graduate Programme is aimed at engineering professionals with less than two years post-graduation experience.  The objective of the Programme is to launch you on a track to career success. You will grow professionally, develop key skills, and actively contribute to ESB’s Net Zero by 2040 strategy.

The Programme is structured into several distinct career pathways to provide learning and development through formal and on-the-job opportunities.

Available Pathways:

  • Customer Solutions
  • Centre of Engineering
  • Generation
  • Networks
  • Telecoms

Structured Rotations – To give graduates a broad foundation, most graduates will be assigned to two different teams during their programme with reassignment typically happening after approximately 15-months. The second assignment may be in a different geographical location but frequently no relocation is required. The second assignment may be in the same division or in a totally new area. The graduates are given an opportunity to input into both of their assignments at interview and during the programme.

Location – Positions are available nationwide.

Hybrid Working – Hybrid working is a feature of roles outside of generating stations. Some opportunities may arise in other parts of the country.  

Educational Requirements – Applicants should have (or be working towards) a minimum NFQ Level 8 (2.1) Honours Degree in Engineering which is accredited by Engineers Ireland at CEng or CEng Further Learning standard.

Download the full job description here (MS Word) (PDF)

To Apply Please Follow These Steps: 

  1. Log into your WAMWorks account.
  2. Tick the box which says 'ESB Engineering Graduate' and upload your CV directly underneath.
  3. Your CV must contain the information as outlined at the bottom of the ESB job specification
  4. Detail any accommodations you require for an online or in-person interview. ESB expect interviews to take place online. 
  5. Apply before 12pm, Wednesday 21st February, 2024.

To make enquiries or to request this information in an alternative format please contact WAM directly by phoning 01 592 3667 or email wam@ahead.ie.

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