On the 16th April 2009: the ESB announced a series of initiatives to create and sustain up to 6,000 jobs and training opportunities in the economy. Up to 3,700 new jobs will be created outside the company in Ireland, supporting the delivery of ESB’s ambitious strategic framework in the following areas:
• Smart networks
• Smart metering
• Electric vehicles
• Wind energy
• Property construction
• New technologies (Eco Fund)
• Energy service (home insulation)
• Others (Telecoms, Biomass, Green Fleet)
In addition, ESB will sustain a further 1300 jobs, also outside the company, by its commitment to the ambitious ongoing investment programme in the company’s power generation and networks infrastructure.
This major initiative highlights the requirement for graduates who can design and develop applications that can integrate with sustainable technologies.
Tipperary Institute has launched their new B.Sc (Honours) in Computing (Smart Sustainable Energy) degree, which focuses on developing and designing innovative sustainable energy technology that solves energy problems. The course is unique in Ireland and is built upon Tipperary Institute’s expertise in the sustainable energy sector. The course will commence in September 2010 and students can apply through the CAO.
For more information visit the Tipperary Institute website http://www.tippinst.ie/ or contact Dr Liam Noonan in the ICT Dept at 0504 28000