ESB will create 1,000 jobs in three years as part of its commitment to zero net emissions by 2040

ESB HAS ANNOUNCED a recruitment drive to hire 300 people over the next three years to fill a variety of roles, from human resources to marine biology.

The jobs are part of ESB’s efforts to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040 and will be filled by graduates, trainees and apprentices.

The company said today that the move to make the company carbon neutral requires a series of infrastructure and service changes that will require specialist skills including finance, IT, human resources, engineering, customer service and qualified electricians.

Roles will also include marine geologists, cyber specialists, project managers, network planning and business analysts,

Most of the jobs will be in Ireland and will be advertised on the company’s job portal.

ESB Chief Executive Paddy Hayes said today that the company is looking for “forward-thinking and innovative thinkers” to join its team.

“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,” he said.

Today, we’re calling on talented and motivated people to join us as we work together to make a difference by delivering a net-zero energy future for the customers and communities we serve.

Transport and Environment Minister Eamon Ryan welcomed today’s announcement, saying now was “a critical time for Ireland’s energy landscape”.

“Along with the 8,000 people already employed at the organization, these new hires will play a key role in creating a clean energy future for all of us,” he said.

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On the other hand, the Swedish multinational telecommunications company Ericsson has confirmed that it will create 250 jobs over three years at its R&D center in Athlone, County Westmeath.

The company already employs 1,200 people in Athlone and another 200 in Dublin, and these latest jobs will focus on cloud-native software developers, engineers and architects at all stages of their career.

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