ESB will hire 1,000 people over the next three years to support the delivery of its Driven to Make a Difference: Net Zero by 2040 strategy.
The energy company seeks to enhance its existing talent pool through recruitment in a variety of specialized and technical skills including finance, IT, human resources, engineering, customer service and skilled electricians.
The recruitment campaign will help deliver the customer-focused infrastructure, services and associated solutions needed to achieve net-zero emissions.
More than 300 graduates, trainees and apprentices will be recruited over the next three years to build a pipeline of future talent.
“This is a critical time for Ireland’s energy landscape as we work together to achieve the goals set out in the Climate Action Plan,” said Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan.
He welcomed the ESB announcement, which sets out a plan to actively recruit people with the range of skills needed to support its ambition to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040.
“Along with the 8,000 people already employed by the organization, these new hires will play a key role in creating a clean energy future for all of us.”
ESB will recruit across a variety of positions including Marine Geologists, Cyber Specialists, Project Management, Network Planning, Business Analysts, Customer Service and Qualified Electricians with the majority of jobs located in Ireland.
Paddy Hayes, CEO of ESB, said today’s announcement is another positive step in delivering the Net Zero strategy by 2040.
“ESB has always encouraged and supported progressive thinkers and innovators who are committed to making a difference,” he said.
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“When you work with ESB, you join a dedicated, inclusive and innovative team focused on driving Ireland’s transition to a net-zero carbon future. Today, we’re calling on talented and motivated people to join us as we We work together to make a difference by delivering a net-zero energy future for the customers and communities we serve.”
ESB Group employs approximately 8,000 people across its diverse range of businesses, including ESB Networks, Electric Ireland, ESB International, ESB Telecoms, NIE Networks, Generation and Trading, ecars and ESB’s Smart Energy Services.
This job announcement follows ESB Networks’ recent Annual Apprentice Recruitment Campaign, which will feature up to 96 electrical apprentices by the end of this year, with the ESB Graduate Program also starting in September 2022.
Roles will be advertised at www.esb.ie/careers.