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10 NEWS Dec 2010 / Jan 2011 www.esb.ie/em Des moore retires hR challenges shared by few others. Des was always keen on research and believed that we should decide what we do based more on solid evidence rather than conjecture or opinion. he involved EsB in a number of research initiatives with affiliated bodies, which allowed us gather valuable insights and to compare ourselves with other organisations. he was the initial architect of the current ‘Apprentice / Engineering’ programme, which arose from the very significant EsB Employment initiative in April 2009. he brought together key stakeholders, primarily the Dublin and Cork institutes of Technology, and with them, developed a robust model to deliver a unique programme that will benefit the individuals trainees and both EsB and ireland inc. over future years. his understanding of the workings of the institute of Technology sector was well used during his time as head of school of Business and humanities at the institute of Technology Blanchardstown during a career break from EsB. Des has many interests outside EsB and will put his free time to good use. n Michael loughnane makes a presentation to Des to mark his retirement. Easitravel plan 2011 Paul Mulvaney ESb ecars, Charlie Sheridan and Martin Curley intel labs Europe at the intel/ESb research collaboration launch DEs MOORE retired recently from Group hR and his departure was celebrated by a group of close friends and colleagues. Des was joined by his wife, Bernadette, for lunch with his colleagues to mark his departure. Although he has a technical engineering background (and retains a passion for technology and was always to one to consult on the latest mobile technology) and started his career in Marketing Department, Des hasworked for the last few years in Group hR and before that in numerous hR roles across the company. Those who have worked closely with Des over the years appreciate his unique, yet quiet and understated, contribution. Des believed in making a difference over the long term and had a vision and understanding of ESB ecars and Intel announce ecar research collaboration MARTiN CuRLEY, Director, intel Labs Europe and Paul Mulvaney, Managing Director, EsB ecars launched an electric charge point at the intel ireland campus in Leixlip. in addition to the unveiling of the charge point, EsB ecars and intel’s sustainability and Enterprise services Lab, which is part of intel Labs Europe, signed a Memorandum of understanding to collaborate on joint innovation and research programs addressing the iT and Communication challenges of integrating Electric Vehicles into the electricity grid. One of the first of these initiatives is the involvement of intel in the EsB ecar trial which commenced in May of this year. n Building Ireland’s future PLEAsE KEEP an eye out for our Corporate Communications updates that will issue on a regular basis with the objective of providing background and context to media coverage of EsB issues and keeping you informed of internal and external communications activities and initiatives across the business. Thanks to everyone that took the time to give us constructive feedback on our October update and if there are any questions or feedback relating to any corporate communications issues please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. n Pictured at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, that will see up to 200 electrical apprentices progress through to a third level engineering degree, are President of DiT, Professor brian Norton, ESb Chief Executive, Padraig McManus and President of CiT, Dr brendan J. 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Make Book online today at selecthote ls.ie Have your say! look out for the reader survey insert Please return to: EM Readership Survey 27 Lower Fitzwilliam Street Dublin 2 iF not uSing intERnaL MaiL PLacE StaMP hERE EY_2011-3.indd 1 02/12/2010 15:37:23 EsB, DuBLiN institute of Technology and Cork institute of Technology today (Friday, 26th November) signed a Memorandum of understanding (Mou) that will see the progression of up to 200 electrical apprentices through to a third level engineering degree. The first class of 36 will commence their formal four year college course in september 2011. As part of a series of initiatives to increase the number of electrical engineering graduates, EsB has committed to fund up to 50 apprentices through the four year college course. There is currently a severe shortage of engineering graduates emerging from third level colleges. EsB is working in partnership with Dublin institute of Technology and Cork institute of Technology on this radical programme to address the deficit. speaking at the signing of the Mou at EsB headquarters in Dublin, the Company’s Chief Executive, Padraig McManus said: “in spite of the current economic recession, companies like EsB must continue to plan for the long term. We are witnessing a serious shortage of engineering graduates but this educational initiative will have a real and practical impact in terms of supplying the market with qualified personnel to build critical infrastructure and develop our economy. The programme also provides tremendous opportunities for those people on the course who will gain engineering degrees”. The apprentices embarking on the degree course were first recruited by EsB in september 2009. President of DiT, Professor Brian Norton said: ”We are delighted to work with our colleagues in EsB and with CiT on this initiative. DiT is committed to providing ladders of opportunity in all disciplines that allow students at all stages to progress to their highest achievable level of qualification and this is an excellent example.” President of CiT, Dr. Brendan J. Murphy said: “This is the sort of initiative that the country needs at this time and CiT is delighted to partner with the EsB and DiT in providing a career progression for apprentices to engineers and help to sustain and build ireland’s future”. n ThE EAsi-TRAVEL Plan is now available to EsB staff for 2011. EsB purchases Annual Travel Tickets on behalf of staff and gives them as part of a remuneration package. staff eligible for a nonsuperannuatable Lump sum (e.g. Out of Profit Payment) can opt to have a portion of this lump sum assigned for the purpose of buying an annual Bus/ Rail or Luas ticket. These tickets issue in January of each year, and are valid for the 12 months commencing from 1st February in the same year. Staff wishing to avail of the scheme for 2011 must apply by December 15th 2010. Full details and application forms are available on the shared services website – Careers and Benefits, select Travel and or Forms Tab To access the site: On the EsBnet home Page: Click on ’Take me to‘ drop down menu select ‘shared services ’ Click on ‘Careers and Benefits’ Advantages of Easi Travel Plan • All annual tickets are tax free. • Tickets available from anywhere in the Republic of ireland. • Staff can save up to 47% of travel costs as a result of tax and PRsi benefits. see www.taxsaver.ie . • No queuing - Tickets are delivered annually directly to EsB. • Parking is no longer a problem. • ID cards are available free of charge. • Leaving your car at home and taking an alternative transport option such as public transport, is of significant benefit to the environment. see www.onesmallstep. ie or www.change.ie for more details. n Susan Mahon in Expenses and Time Tullamore, Shared Services will be happy to answer any further queries you may have. Please contact 057-9326411 or Extn. 71411. apprentices pictured at the event http://www.esb.ie/em http://www.taxsaver.ie http://www.onesmallstep.ie http://www.change.ie http://www.onesmallstep.ie

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EM - December 2010 / January 2011
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EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - Energy Solutions (Page 12)
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EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - Energy Solutions (Page 15)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - ESB Networks Ltd (Page 16)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - ESB Networks Ltd (Page 17)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - ESB Networks Ltd (Page 18)
EM - December 2010 / January 2011 - ESB Energy International (Page 19)
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