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ESB Generation & Trading Electrical/Mechanical Apprenticeship 2022 - MoneyPoint

Vacancy Number:  17510
Job Type:  Temporary Full-time

ESB is a purpose led company striving to create a brighter future for the customers and communities we serve, leading the transition to reliable, affordable, low-carbon energy.  Today, we operate one of the most progressive electricity systems in the world, with activities spanning electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain, and an international energy consulting business.

With almost 8,000 employees we invested €1bn in infrastructure last year, contributed over €2bn to the economies we operate in and distributed over €2m across a range of community initiatives. This requires us to bring the best of our capabilities together to deliver innovative and value-driven solutions that enable our customers to live low-carbon lives. ESB strives to foster an effective and inclusive culture where people engage, challenge and feel connected to our purpose, colleagues, customers and community.

Apprenticeship Moneypoint 2022


Moneypoint is one of Ireland’s largest generating stations. It has three units, each with a capacity of 305 MW, leading to a total capacity of 915 MW. Coal is the primary fuel. We use Heavy Fuel Oil as a back-up fuel if needed. . We have developed extensive coal-handling facilities on site, including a deep-water jetty capable of accepting vessels of up to 250,000 dead weight tonnes and a 600,000 tonne coal storage area. (A typical coal shipment is around 140,000 tonnes.) In 2008, we completed a major environmental equipment upgrade to ensure the plant complies with the strictest environmental requirements for flue gas desulphurisation (SO2) and selective catalytic reduction (NOx).


ESB is inviting those interested to apply for our Apprenticeship (Mechanical and Electrical) programmes which will commence in September 2022. Our apprenticeship programme will provide you with:


  • both on-the-job and classroom-based learning
  • dynamic work experience working in one of the most technically advanced generating plants in Europe
  • the skills required to undertake routine power plant maintenance as well as diagnose and problem-solve complex power plant faults
  • attain a recognised Level 6 Trade Certificate with a world-class Utility Company


What an ESB Apprenticeship consists of:


The Apprenticeship is SOLAS standards-based, consisting of 208 weeks / 4-year duration. During the 4 years, there are 7 SOLAS Phases:

  • Phases 1, 3, 5 and 7 are on-the-job training, gaining experience while working closely with qualified Crafts people on site.
  • SOLAS Phases 2, 4 and 6 are off-the-job training modules. These phases take place in a SOLAS Training Centre and in IT Colleges.


Educational Qualifications


Candidates must have obtained the following minimum standards at the time of applying:

  • Junior Certificate

Ordinary-Level Grade C / O5 or higher (or Higher-Level Grade D / H6 or higher) in the Junior Certificate (or equivalent) in the following subjects:

1)Irish or English

2) Mathematics

3) Science*

4) Any 2 other subjects

*If you have not obtained the required grade in Science, Grade C / O5 or higher at Ordinary Level in any one of the following subjects is acceptable: Technology, Art Craft and Design, Technical Graphics, Materials Technology (Wood), Home Economics or Metalwork






  • Leaving Certificate

Ordinary-Level Grade D / O6 or higher in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in the following subjects:

1) Irish or English

2) Mathematics

3) Science Subject (Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics & Chemistry)

4) Any 2 other subjects


*If you have not obtained the required grade in any of the above Science subjects, the following is acceptable at Leaving Certificate Level (Grade D /O6 or higher at Ordinary Level): Art, Construction Studies, Design and Communication, Graphics, Engineering, Home Economics, Technical Drawing and Technology.



Closing date for applications is no later than 5pm on Monday 8th August 2022.


If you have any queries, please e-mail:


There is no commitment to a role in ESB upon completion of the apprenticeship.




Please advise if you require any additional accommodations to assist you if you are called to attend at interview.


ESB is an equal opportunity employer.