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Lucky week for those looking for jobs in engineering and energy sectors

13 Aug 2021

This week we reported on more than 200 new jobs around Ireland from companies in the energy, engineering and pharma sectors.

Although Friday the 13th might be considered an unlucky day for some, there is good news out there for job hunters. This week, more than 200 new STEM-related jobs were announced around Ireland, with companies set to hire across sectors including energy, engineering and pharma.

Earlier today (13 August), engineering services firm CJK announced that it would create 100 jobs over the next three years following the acquisition of fellow Dublin company McGrattan & Kenny. The two companies will retain their existing staff, and will also be looking to hire mechanical and electrical tradespeople, as well as engineering, operations and admin workers.

Elsewhere, energy company ActionZero said it plans to hire 80 new staff in Munster. The newly formed company was created following the recent merging of Energy Services and Straightline Energy Solutions.

ActionZero currently has 22 staff based in Cork and Kerry and will hire 80 more as part of its mission to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint – a timely announcement following this week’s IPCC report about the climate crisis.

“There’s a significant global market opportunity and ActionZero is a highly skilled organisation that clearly addresses that, delivering fully funded solutions through patented technology and analytics to make a better planet for all,” said CEO Denis Collins.

Meanwhile in Westmeath, contract research organisation Bionical Emas is building a new storage, distribution and labelling facility, which will create 35 new jobs once construction is completed in 2022.

Also this week, we featured several careers advice pieces, including a guide on how employers should approach hiring freelancers as well as a look into how companies and workers have coped with virtual onboarding over the past year.

Finally, Oisín Lyons, head of data science at the Aon Centre for Innovation and Analytics in Dublin, told us about his path into data science from a mechanical engineering background.

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Blathnaid O’Dea
By Blathnaid O’Dea

Blathnaid O’Dea worked as a Careers reporter until 2024, coming from a background in the Humanities. She likes people, pranking, pictures of puffins – and apparently alliteration.

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