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2 NEWS February/March 2013 www.esb.ie/em Draw results SPORTSCO DRAW BERNIE HEALY Editor’s desk Hello and Welcome to the latest issue of EM. With so many of our colleagues having retired from the company in the latter part of 2012, it has been impossible for us to be able to keep track of you all. We know quite a number of you have had your own little celebrations around the country while many more chose to just leave quietly. With such big numbers it would be impossible to publish an account of you all, but can we take this opportunity to wish you well and we hope you enjoy many years of good health and happiness into the future. To those of you who might be planning to, or already have, taken up new opportunities to follow you dreams then we send you good luck. Do remember to give us your email address and we can make sure you receive the digital version of EM. In our Networks section of this issue you will read an account of some of the good deeds carried out by our staff in recent times. We know that many of our colleagues carry out such ‘extra’ ordinary tasks, above and beyond the call of duty, on a regular basis. If you have an interesting story to tell please do get in touch and we will be only too happy to publish. December 2012 Draw €3,000 John Noel Ryan, Retired €1,500 John O’Hanlon, €500 John Early Retired , €200 BrianWalshe, Retired €200 David O’Dwyer, €200 Desmond Sharkey Retired , €200 Mary Guinan, Retired €200 John McGetrick, Retired January 2013 Draw €3,000 Linda Danielchristie, ESBI €1,500 BrendanW oods, Retired €500 John Power, Retired €200 Lorraine Smith, Santry €200 Noel Marks, South Lotts €200 Margaret Bourke, Retired €200 Patrick Dunne, Retired €200 Michael Griffin, Retired MADSOC DRAW RESULTS – NOVEMBER 2012 €2,000 €150 €150 €150 €150 €150 Malcolm Cassidy George Osborne John Behan Fiona Crowley Amanda Rooney Thomas Martin Finance Transformation Programme page 5 WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE A NXTBOOK VERSION OF EM? The advantages are: You are helping to save the planet. You are helping to reduce printing costs. AND You will be entered into a draw every three issues for an iPad. To receive a Netbook version of EM please send your name, address AND email to: bernie.healy@esb.ie Please contact: Bernie Healy, Editor T (01) 702 7402 (office) extn. 27402 (internal) M 087 261 5514 F (01) 676 0727 internal outlook address: Healy.Bernie external email address: Bernie.healy@esb.ie Administrative Assistant: Anne Deignan T (01) 702 6282 (office) extn. 26282 (internal) M 087 280 6615 (mobile) F (01) 676 0727 internal outlook address: Deignan.Anne external email address: Anne.deignan@esb.ie Torrevieja – Costa Blanca – 3 bedroom apartment to rent 2 bathrooms, 1 ensuite, cooker and washing machine. Overlooking park and close to beach and community pool. €250 p/w. Contact 086-3550084. St. Helen’s Bay Beach and Golf Course, Rosslare Beautiful 3-bed (sleeps 6) dormer bungalow beside St. Helen’s Bay Golf Course in Rosslare Co. Wexford. All mod cons. Gated entrance. Safe for young children playing. Private back garden. Garden Furniture, DVDs, Board Games, CDs and selection of books provided. Bed linen and towels supplied. As new condition. Available for short or longer-term lettings. Tel. 087 2615514 for details. Cottage to rent on Achill Island One bed to rent. Sleeps 3 sharing. All Mod Cons and linen supplied. Open turf fire. Magnificent views. Five blue flag beaches and two outdoor pursuit centres close by. On bus route, close to shops and pubs. Check out www. aquila-house.com Tel :098 45163 Villa to rent Torrevieja, Spain Private villa with pool, sleeps up to 7. Close to restaurants, shops and bars. English TV also AC in all rooms. Airport pick up available. From €300pw. Contact Adrian 087 2324411. South of France (Carnon) 2 Bed, 1st Floor Apt /Sea View Balcony. Close to shops, bars, beach, public transport, water sports, golf, touring etc. All year round private parking. Pick-up can be arranged from Montpelier (5km) or Carcassonne Airports. Contact: Tel: 0033 46786 1173 or Email:murielle.omahovy@ wanadoo.fr Disclaimer: Classifieds are placed by individuals, the publisher does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions. JOB BRIDGE SCHEME Kind regards EM welcomes news, views, articles, letters, photos and feedback on any topic. All submitted articles should preferably be e-mailed. classifieds Closing date: Competitions and crosswords must be returned by March: 15th Deadlines: The deadline for articles, photos, etc. for the next issue is March 15th. We are always delighted to receive items for publication. Published by ESB Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Produced by Zahra Media Group First Floor, Zoe House, Church Road, Greystones, Co. Wicklow. E custom@zahramediagroup.com www.esb.ie The views expressed in EM are not necessarily those of ESB. ESB supports recycling www.repak.ie Please recycle this paper ESB CONTINUES to be encouraged by the take up of the internships offered to date and believes that those who have undertaken/are undertaking an internship with ESB have embraced the opportunity to upskill and gain experience in their chosen field of expertise. Interns who participate in the scheme find it helps improve their self-confidence, assists in identifying job opportunities suitable to their abilities, keeps them close to the job market and helps participants to establish contacts/networks. The JobBridge scheme was set up by Government in 2011 to provide unpaid internships to assist those on social welfare to get back into the workforce. Interns are paid an extra €50 per week on top of their social welfare allowance by the Dept of Social Protection while on an internship. To date 82 interns have been recruited across the company and 39 of those have completed their internship with ESB. Of those 39 interns, 57% of them have found employment. This undoubtedly meets the objective of the scheme by getting unemployed people back into the workforce. n If someone you know is unemployed and could benefit from taking part in a JobBridge Internship with ESB, please check out: www.jobbridge. ie or www.candidatemanager.net/esb-jobbridge. Annual Sligo Walk celebrates 50th Anniversary THE SLIGO WALK takes place this year on Saturday May 11th, with this year marking the 50th anniversary of the first Sligo Walk in 1963 (see bottom photograph). Back then the Walk commenced at midnight but for safety reasons over the years it moved to a more ‘friendly time start’ of 8am! As always, the 30km route takes in some of the most spectacular scenery around Sligo. Further details and training plan are available on ESBNet or by contacting Grainne Henneberry at 071-9114997. By all accounts, it looks like Sligo Walk 2013 is going to be one of the most popular so far to the anniversary. So make sure you book your accommodation in Sligo in good time. Closing date for applications for the Sligo Walk is 26th April. The Lord Mayor of Sligo, addresses the Sligo Walking Team before they set off for Castlebar. CONGRATULATIONS TO ANITA ROCK Congratulations to Anita Rock, Group People & Sustaniability who was recently conferred with a BA in Human Resource Management at NCI. How to make the most of IT by Eddie Nally Make the most of IT   Fix all Column Widths in one go in MS Excel™  Instead of widening/narrowing the width of individual columns manually by dragging left or right in an Excel worksheet, there is a faster method whereby you can set each column to its optimum width in one procedure. Step 1: Click on the ‘Select All’ cell at the top left-hand corner of the worksheet.! Step 2: Now, double-click on any of the column separator lines at the top of the worksheet.! All columns in the worksheet will now be changed to their optimum width to display the complete cell entries. Networks Training Centre http://www.esb.ie/em http://www.aquila-house.com http://www.aquila-house.com http://www.esb.ie http://www.fsc.org http://www.jobbridge.ie http://www.jobbridge.ie http://www.candidatemanager.net/esb-jobbridge http://www.repak.ie

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of EM - February/March 2013

EM - February/March 2013
Generation & Wholesale Markets
BSC & Electric Ireland
ESB Networks Ltd
Health & Habitat

EM - February/March 2013