ESB hiring 1,000 staff to hit net zero

The Irish energy company is recruiting across the business to hit the milestone by 2040

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Irish energy company ESB is looking to hire 1,000 new employees in three years to deliver on its new net zero by 2040 strategy.

The company is recruiting in all aspects of the business, with engineering, electricians, analysts and cyber specialists some of the roles in question.

In addition to experienced staff, the company is also looking at bringing more than 300 graduates on board – to drive green growth from the bottom up.

ESB Chief Executive Paddy Hayes said: “Today, we are making a call for talented and driven individuals 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.”

Eamon Ryan, Irish Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, added: “This is a critical time for Ireland’s energy landscape, as we work together to achieve the targets set out in the Climate Action Plan.

“Together with the 8,000 people already employed at the organisation, these new recruits will play a key role in creating a clean energy future for us all.”