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Applications for the ESB Networks Apprenticeship Programme Now Open

This year’s programme seeks to recruit up to 70 new ESB Networks’ Apprentices

Applications for the ESB Networks Apprenticeship Programme Now Open

The ESB Networks Apprenticeship Programme is now accepting applications until March 25th 2019. This year’s programme seeks to recruit up to 70 new ESB Networks’ Apprentices.  This is a fantastic opportunity to earn a salary while learning a trade with a qualification which is recognised across the world.  There are approximately 250 apprentices currently in training in the ESB at different stages of their 4 year training.  ESB employ over 1600 Network Technicians which is the position you can apply for following completion of the course.  

The ESB would particularly like to attract more women to the apprenticeship and would call on all females who have an interest and aptitude for technical work, problem solving, working in a team and providing a public service to apply for the apprenticeship.  Of the 72 apprentices taken on last year in the ESB, 12 of them were women.

To find out what final year apprentices have to say about the job and the training, listen to the RTE interview below.


The Apprenticeship Programme is widely recognised as one of the best around offering recruits the opportunity to learn a variety of electrical and practical skills through a combination of on the job learning as well as classroom-based learning.

The four year programme offers excellent training and with working both indoors and outdoors, no two days will be the same. On completion of the programme, recruits will obtain an internationally recognised QQI Advanced Level 6 Electrical Trade Certificate and be eligible for essential roles in a world class utility company.

For information on entry requirements, the application process and interview tips, download our Apprentice brochure here.

If you know of anyone interested in applying for ESB Networks Apprenticeship please ask them to visit esb.ie/careers/apprenticeships before Monday 25th March.

To apply - Click here




Explore all new apprenticeships in detail here


What Our Apprentices Say

Liam's Experience

“It’s a great job if you like a challenge. No two days are the same and not a day goes by that you don’t learn something. It’s also a job that carries great satisfaction, whether it’s putting electricity into one new house or restoring power to 100 houses in the middle of a storm, there is always a good sense of achievement.” 

Katie's Experience

“My experience has been nothing but positive, educational and enjoyable. My workmates and management have been extremely helpful by passing on as much knowledge and hands on skills as possible. I really enjoy the physical and electrical aspect of my job. I would highly recommend both young women and men to apply for this apprenticeship like I did, you will have no regrets.” 

Hear our current Apprentices talking about their experience on the ESB Networks Apprenticeship Programme in the video below:

Explore more information on careers with ESB here

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