Emma on prestigious ESB Development Programme

Emma on prestigious ESB Development Programme


A graduate from Co Clare is commencing ESB’s prestigious Graduate Development programme this week.

Emma O’Meara from Clonlara will be joined by 74 other graduates who will excel their careers in a range of disciplines including Finance, IT, HR, Commercial, Marketing and Engineering across the organisation.

ESB’s award-winning programme offers graduates the opportunity to work on challenging assignments, experience working on major projects and have exposure to the varied businesses within the organisation.

Welcoming the graduates to a three-day induction course, Pat O’Doherty, Chief Executive of ESB, said: “The transition to a low-carbon future has created new challenges and opportunities for energy companies and ESB is taking the lead in creating a brighter future for all.Through our tailored Graduate Development Programme, our new colleagues will play a pivotal role in helping us to achieve our strategic ambitions whilst at the same time being part of the huge changes already taking pace in how we produce and consumer energy in our everyday lives.

Within this programme, our graduates will be exposed to and immersed across our varied businesses with the support and encouragement of our almost 8,000 work force. As they embark on their career with ESB, we wish them every success. ESB is also pleased to announce that graduate recruitment for 2020 is now open and we are now inviting applications from final year students for next year’s programme.”

To apply for ESB’s 2020 Graduate Development Programme click here. Applications are open until Friday October 25 2019.

Pat O’Doherty, Chief Executive of ESB, Emma O’Meara (Clonlara, Co Clare) and Dermot Ryan (Dungarvan, Co Waterford) – Photo: Andres Poveda



Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.