Graduate Opportunities

Who Are We?

At EirGrid Group, we operate, develop and enhance the electricity grid and market, bringing power to everyone throughout the island of Ireland.

Now, in support of government policy, we have made a commitment to significantly increase the amount of electricity we get from renewable sources. This is a key part of the new EirGrid Group strategy 2020–2025.

Work with us to reduce Ireland’s reliance on fossil fuels and make decarbonisation a reality. The world is ready for change. If you are too, apply to our Graduate opportunities.

Working at EirGrid Group

There’s never been a more exciting time to join EirGrid Group. As a graduate, you’ll work alongside leading authorities in the energy sector as they develop cutting edge solutions to ensure we meet future electricity needs across the island of Ireland. You’ll also be making a difference to the future of the planet: As we lead the way in the transition to managing renewable energy on the grid, graduates will have an exciting role to play in driving and supporting our new strategy for 2020–25.

Graduate Programme 2023

Our Graduate Development Programme is open to all new and recently qualified graduates specifically those in engineering, IT, data analytics, cyber security, business, finance and economics. Our General Graduate stream is also open to graduates from all disciplines.

What's in it for our Graduates?

Lasting two years, our programme is structured to give graduates rotations in three core elements across the Group. These rotations provide challenging assignments and exposure to different aspects of our business.

Throughout the programme, you will be involved in all aspects of our business. You’ll grow your knowledge and skills including getting involved in all aspects of our transmission system operation, understanding how the integrated electricity market operates across the Island of Ireland and in Europe, understanding what we need to do to continue to develop the necessary infrastructure through planning, consent, design and build stages.

You will be offered a competitive salary and benefits in addition to an accredited induction programme which runs over five weeks.

Throughout the programme we will continue to develop your knowledge and provide you with a suite of learning and development modules to assist you in making the leap from being successful as a student to being effective in a dynamic corporate environment.

You will be provided with a mentor to ensure you have the necessary support and guidance throughout the graduate programme.

The application process

The application process involves different stages:

  • Application (via the links below)
  • Psychometric tests
  • Interviews
  • Assessment Centre

Applicants must have a minimum of 2.1 degree. You will demonstrate your motivation and interest in working in the energy sector . You will have strong analysis, judgement and problem solving skills.

Apply for each category in the links below:

Graduates - Engineering

Graduates - IT

Graduates - Cyber Security

Graduates - Economics

Graduates - Business & Finance

Graduates - Data Analytics

Graduates - General

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Graduates Testimonials

"The experience I have gained over my two years has been an amazing start to my professional career. I had the opportunity to develop my skills across the IT Portfolio & Engagement Team, Strategy and Sustainability Team and Public Engagement Team during my two years. This has enabled me to get a greater understanding of how our business works and given me valuable skills and confidence in my own ability to carry out work outside of my comfort zone."

Caoife De Hora, Business Graduate


"As an IT graduate who joined EirGrid over a year ago, I’ve had a good experience within the organisation. I have enjoyed the time spent with the other graduates in social and training environments. After joining my directorate, I have taken ownership of various cloud projects which allowed me to further develop my technical and personal management skills. I believe that having the opportunity to learn about cloud environments has helped with my overall development as a graduate of EirGrid."

Erik Grunner, IT Graduate