Working at ESB Networks

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Are you interested in working in a challenging environment?

The Apprentice Application Process is now closed

The Apprentice Electrician/Network Technician programme offers you on the job learning as well as classroom based learning.  You will benefit from varied work experience, working both indoors and outdoors.  You will learn a variety of electrical and practical skills and you will obtain a QQI Advanced Level 6 Electrical Trade Certificate with a World Class Utility Company.  ESB Networks DAC serves 2.3 million domestic and business customers in Ireland providing a safe and reliable electricity supply. 

  • Each year, ESB Networks employ a number of Electrical Apprentices.  
  • Training commences in September 2017. 
  • Candidates must be over 16 years of age on 1st June 2017. 
  • Closing date is Thursday, 30th March 2017.


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Benefits of Apprenticeship

On joining ESB Networks you will enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Staff electricity discount
  • Pension Options
  • Membership of ESB's non-profit medical provident fund
We care about your safety, your health and your wellbeing.  We want you to succeed at work and at the same time enjoy a satisfying work-life balance.  ESB Networks DAC is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace.  We want your experience in working with us to have a positive impact on the quality of your whole life.  Our longest running programme is our Employee Assistance Programme, whereby you have access to one-to-one, confidential support from a trained colleague at a time when you might benefit from a helping hand. We also offer Medical Screening, Flu Vaccines and personal advice.

We are a big organisation and from sports to languages there is an outlet for your interests and a chance to build a great social network within the company.  You can;

  • Volunteer to participate in our Time to Read scheme for local schools
  • Get involved with our own charity - Electric Aid
  • Join one of our many clubs and societies i.e. Sportsco, Running club, Tai Chi, language clubs
  • Our cross company events i.e. the ESB Power Challenge
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Career Opportunities at ESB Networks

ESB Networks employs more than 3,000 people throughout Ireland.  We provide a wide range of career opportunities, across multiple disciplines, including technical, engineering, financial, legal, IT and other professions.

Our staff enjoy a comprehensive  package of remuneration, career opportunities and personal/professional development. Flexibility and equality are at the core of ESB Networks work practices. We also have a wide range of inclusive staff support programmes.

View a list of current job vacancies

Safety is one of our core values

ESB Networks is committed to providing a safe and secure electricity infrastructure. Protecting the safety of our staff, the general public, property and the natural environment is our priority.  We actively promote safety leadership in all our work activities.