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- a resounding
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ESB Networks launches State-of-the-art Control Centre
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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
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
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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
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
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