550 new sci-tech roles and major boost for grads in big week for jobs

9 Sep 2016

It’s been another major week for jobs in Ireland, with the announcement of 550 new sci-tech roles, and a further 300 roles for graduates.

Those graduate jobs came from KPMG, reportedly making the professional services firm the largest private recruiter of graduates in Ireland.

And KPMG’s generous recruitment doesn’t stop there. The firm also announced 200 permanent roles nationwide.

Other big announcements this week came from Deutsche Bank, which today (9 September) announced 165 new roles, and Beckman Coulter, the expansion of which will net 105 roles for the Clare facility.

Smaller announcements came from Kaspersky Lab, BDNA Corporation and Datum Tool Design.

All of these new jobs should be reassuring for anyone looking for a job or, indeed, for anyone hoping to move to Ireland for work.

If the latter need reassurance before making that big move, they could do worse than look to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Joyce Tan. If she’s right – and she most certainly is – the job would only be one of the great things that Ireland has to offer.

1. KPMG to create 200 new roles, plus 300 grad jobs

Professional services firm KPMG is to create 200 new jobs over the next 12 months, and will also recruit 300 graduates. Roles are spread among the firm’s Irish offices.

2. Deutsche Bank to create 165 new tech roles in Dublin

Just as it opened a new data lab in Dublin that will create 40 new jobs, Deutsche Bank has revealed plans to create a further 125 tech and operations roles in Dublin.

3. Beckman Coulter to expand Clare facility for 105 extra staff

The US biopharma company Beckman Coulter is to consolidate its staff numbers in Ireland following the closure of its Galway plant by expanding its plant outside Tulla, Co Clare to accommodate a further 105 staff.

4. From Russia with jobs: Kaspersky Lab to create 50 jobs in Dublin

Russian cybersecurity player Kaspersky Lab is to create 50 jobs in Dublin as part of a $5m investment in its first European R&D centre.

5. 17 software roles for Belfast as BDNA Corporation surfs into town

Californian analytics software company BDNA is to create 17 new jobs in Belfast over the next two years.

6. 13 skilled engineering roles for aerospace industry as Datum takes off

Datum Tool Design Ltd is set to bring 13 engineering jobs to Co Down as part of growth plans targeting global aerospace opportunities.

7. Friendliness and work-life balance welcome Singaporean to Dublin

Joyce Tan, an agile software developer at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, moved from Singapore to Dublin to break free of her comfort zone. Here, she found job satisfaction, and friendship.

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Kirsty Tobin
By Kirsty Tobin

Kirsty Tobin served as careers editor of Silicon Republic from 2015 up to August 2017. When she was younger, she had a dream where she started and won a fight with a T-Rex, so she’s pretty sure she kicked butt at this, too. Passions include eating all the cake, watching more TV than is healthy and sassy comebacks.

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