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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Earn as you learn ESB apprenticeship programme opens   

ESB has launched a recruitment drive for up to 96 new electrical apprentices as part of its electrical apprenticeship programme.

The four-year paid programme combines college-based learning and hands-on experience within the organisation.

Upon completion, apprentices obtain a QQI Advanced Level 6 Electrical Trade Certificate, which is recognised internationally according to ESB Networks.

Interested parties can apply online from yesterday (Thursday, March 10th) until 12 pm on Monday, March 28th, 2022.

All applicants must be 16 or over on, or before, June 1st, 2022, and can apply using their Junior Certificate or Leaving Certificate certification.

ESB Networks requests all successful candidates to complete a full-body medical examination to assess physical health, including an eye test.

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Speaking about the announcement of this year’s programme, Nicholas Tarrant, managing director, ESB Networks, said:

“It is a really exciting time to be joining ESB Networks as an apprentice as everyone across the organisation works together to support our transformative drive to achieve net-zero by 2040.”

“Our apprentices play a crucial role in this by ensuring we have the skills and expertise necessary to continue to develop and connect more renewables to the electricity network while building a resilient infrastructure that will be central to addressing climate change. I look forward to welcoming our new team members later in the year.”

Zara Bloomer, a third-year apprentice on the ESB programme, provides an insight into her experience: “My experience so far has been hugely positive.”

“The apprenticeship programme is a great opportunity to get on-the-job experience, and every day is different.”

“You learn so much through the support of mentors and teammates. It is great to see how my role can help ESB Networks as a whole in the future.”

“I would highly recommend both young women and men to apply; you will have no regrets,” Bloomer concluded.

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