Hi, my name is Niamh and I’m from County Leitrim. I completed my Bachelor of Education at Dublin City University and I am currently studying my Masters in Education this year. My subject specialism is Digital Learning.
I got great experience on my first STInt internship in 2019 and I wanted to gain broader experience because STEM is such a wide field. All this experience I feel is very valuable. I have learned new skills which will be easily transferable back into my classroom.
I worked on several projects over the course of the summer, however two key projects I was involved in were:
1: Re-designing the various T.Y. programmes in place across the ESB to create a week-long T.Y. programme that encapsulates all aspects of the ESB’s organisation.
2: Developing an assessment MS form for line managers to assess their Engineering summer students and a student feedback MS forms for students to provide the ESB with feedback on their experience.
I learned all about the ESB’s Net Zero 2040 strategy which outlines the ESB’s commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. I also learned that safety is a core priority for the ESB at all times while at the ESB’s Networks Training Centre in Portlaoise. Finally, I got the opportunity to visit Turlough Hill Hydro station where I got to visit both the upper and lower reservoir. I learned that Turlough Hill became the Hydro control center for ESB’S 10 Hydro stations in 2004 and that it is the only pumped storage hydro station in Ireland.
All the new networks, skills and experiences I gained from this internship with the ESB will be invaluable in my classroom throughout the future.
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