ESB will hire 1,000 employees over the next three years to support the implementation of its net-zero carbon emissions strategy.
The recruitment campaign is aimed at individuals with a range of technical and specialized skills including finance, IT, human resources, engineering and customer service.
The company is also looking for qualified electricians, individuals with offshore wind and renewable energy experience, and data scientists.
The majority of jobs will be based in Ireland.
As part of the expansion, ESB will hire more than 300 graduates, apprentices and trainees.
ESB Group currently employs around 8,000 people across its businesses including ESB Networks, Electric Ireland, ESB International and Smart Energy Services.
ESB chief Paddy Hayes said the expansion is the next step in implementing the net zero strategy.
“Today, we’re inviting the talented and motivated to join us as we work together to make a difference by delivering a zero-energy future for the customers and communities we serve,” he said.
Environment Secretary Eamon Ryan welcomed the announcement.
“This is a critical time for Ireland’s energy landscape as we work together to meet the targets set out in the Climate Change Plan,” he said.
“Together with the 8,000 employees already employed by the organization, these new employees will play a key role in creating a clean energy future for all of us.”
https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/esb-to-hire-1000-people-to-accelerate-net-zero-strategy-41702240.html ESB hires 1,000 people to accelerate net zero strategy