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20 ESB NETWORKS LTD Oct/Nov 2014 www.esb.ie/em ESB Networks Ltd Ploughing Championships - a resounding success! P25 Oct/Nov 2014 * www.esb.ie/em ESB Networks launches State-of-the-art Control Centre continued from page 1 A new high resolution video wall in the control room will display the electricity network in real time, allowing control centre operatives a greater visibility to monitor and respond to faults on the system. This will be of particular benefit in periods of widespread faults, such as that ex- perienced earlier in the year following Storm Darwin. Commenting further Pat O'Doherty, Chief Executive of ESBm said: "This new centre not only provides a safer and more efficient way to manage electricity flows, it also anticipates the future needs of the system providing a platform for deploying new technologies aimed at enhancing ESB Networks' services to customers". n Mark Stewart, Martin Hand and Martin McGrath. Jerry O'Sullivan and Alex White TD in the Control Centre. Pat O'Doherty, Chief Executive, ESB; Alex White TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and Jerry O'Sullivan, Managing Director, ESB Networks. Tony Walsh, Ivan Codd and Derek Hynes. Bryan Crowley, Brian Tapley, Trevor Lucy and David O'Connell. Alex White TD, David Kavanagh and Jerry O'Sullivan. ESB Networks Training Centre - Apprenticeship Programme THE ESB NETWORKS Training Centre manages the overall apprentice programme for ESB Networks. This programme underwent a major review and, in May 2014, a strengthened apprentice programme was launched. The management of the apprentice programme has moved under Mick Sweeney, the Competence Development Manager, who has set the safety and the development of the apprentice as the core principles of the programme. This includes a new supervision policy document and an extensive log book to help both ESB and the apprentice log the learning and development of the apprentice throughout the four years of their apprenticeship. This year also sees a ramp-up in apprentice recruitment, where 70 electrical and six mechanical apprentices have been recruited. While traditionally craft apprenticeships have been dominated by young men, this year we are delighted that a number of women came through the very competitive se- lection process to join our apprenticeship programme. The new apprentices are coming in to the apprenticeship at a great time. The programme has been significantly strengthened and there are many new supports in place for all the apprentices such as a new mentoring scheme, a safety email address for apprentices, new technical de- velopment support with our Technical Competence Specialists and the new supervision policy document to ensure the safety and development of the apprentice on-site. n Anne Gaskin and John O'Gorman, Manager Human Resources and Support with apprentices, Laura Regan, Ciara Kinsella & Katie Hynes. First class of 2014 Apprentices with the Human Resources & Support Senior team: PC Lynch, Colm Smyth, John O'Gorman, John Egan and Ray Aherne. Donation to Mater Hospital Pictured below is Sean Kelly, Engineering Officer, ESB Networks Cavan handing over a cheque for €300 to Laura James, Haematology Liaison Nurse, Mater Hospital, Dublin. This was first prize in the recent North West Division Safety Quiz which was a "donation of €300 to a charity of choice". Sean chose M.I.R.T. (Mater Institute for Research and Therapies for blood cancers) as his chosen charity. The cheque was gratefully accepted by Laura on behalf of Dr Peter O'Gorman, Consultant Haematologist, at the Mater University Hospital, Dublin. M.I.R.T. was founded by Dr O'Gorman in 2006 and helps to ensure that Irish patients fully benefit from advances in Blood Cancer research which he is carrying out at the Mater Hospital, Dublin in collaboration with Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University, Boston, U.S.A. Another key goal of M.I.R.T. is to train and mentor the clinician scientists of the future. Ireland's greatest asset is a young generation who are smart, confident and well educated, with the uniquely Irish characteristics of engag- ing personality and great communication skills. Dr Peter O'Gorman explains that by providing opportunities for career development, including experience working with world leaders in the field at Dana Farber/Harvard University, MIRT is planning for a future generation of carers and clinical scientists who will bring better treatment outcomes for patients. In 2013 Sean raised €6,177.00 for the charity and wishes to thank his colleagues throughout E.S.B. for their help and support with this fundraiser. n http://www.esb.ie/em

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