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EY to hire more than 800 people across Ireland

21 Sep 2021

More than half of the new roles will be for experienced hires with the remaining roles reserved for graduates who will start this autumn.

Professional services firm EY will create 816 jobs across its seven offices on the island of Ireland.

More than half of these new roles will be for experienced hires with the rest being created for graduates.

EY specialises in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. As such, it will be hiring across a broad range of areas including consulting, audit, tax, corporate finance, technology and analytics as well as cybersecurity, law and economics.

The firm is also recruiting heavily in growing areas such as workforce and organisation design and planning, change management, and transaction diligence.

EY managing partner Frank O’Keeffe said the company is looking for people “with backgrounds not only in business but in technology, science, engineering, law and humanities, however we’re not limited to these areas”.

More than 600 of the company’s new roles will be based in Dublin, with the rest spread out across Cork, Galway, Belfast, Limerick and Waterford.

The 402 graduate roles will be filled this autumn with the remaining 414 roles for experienced hires being filled between now and 30 June 2022.

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin, TD, said the announcement is a strong endorsement of Ireland’s “all-island economy”.

“It’s always encouraging to see high-value jobs being created for both experienced professionals and the next generation of university graduates alike,” he said.

“While Covid-19 has changed the way we live, work and do business, we have seen that there is enormous opportunity for businesses to evolve as the world around us also continues to adapt.”

O’Keeffe said the plans to hire more than 800 people reflect the company’s continuing growth.

“The fundamental changes brought about by the pandemic, coupled with wider macroeconomic headwinds and shifting business models, have created increased demand for our services as we help our clients tackle their most complex business challenges.”

He added that EY’s new hybrid working model will allow the company to attract talent from all over Ireland.

“If we have learned anything in the past 18 months it’s that the best talent can be located anywhere on the island and can still consistently deliver brilliant results,” he said.

“Our people will have the ability to flex between working from client site, an EY office or from home in a way that works for our clients, our people and for our business.”

Those who want to find out more about the new roles and about working for EY can find more information on the company’s careers site.

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Jenny Darmody
By Jenny Darmody

Jenny Darmody became the editor of Silicon Republic in 2023, having worked as the deputy editor since February 2020. When she’s not writing about the science and tech industry, she’s writing short stories and attempting novels. She continuously buys more books than she can read in a lifetime and pretty stationery is her kryptonite. She also believes seagulls to be the root of all evil and her baking is the stuff of legends.

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