Irish-based Acorn Life hiring 125, with SQL programmers on alert

20 Jan 2015

Financial services company Acorn Life Group is expanding its workforce in Ireland, hiring for positions that include IT roles, such as SQL programmers.

Having hired 75 people last year, this current swathe of positions brings a total of 200 jobs in just two years, with recruitment already begun.

The financial services industry is one area that is seeing more and more software developers, programmers and engineers enjoy gainful employment.

Hays Ireland reported in its 2015 salary guide that the whole sector is experiencing high volumes of activity as companies look to hire developers with experience in a relevant language. “Developers in this bracket can often command a higher salary,” said the recruiter.

“The group’s new Galway-based general insurance operation, Acorn Insurance, which we launched in 2013, has seen significant growth in terms of business volumes and consequentially staff numbers have also grown significantly,” said Keith Butler, sales director at the company.

“In the last six months alone, we have opened new offices in Sligo and Leopardstown Business Park in Dublin, and we are presently recruiting financial advice, admin, actuarial and IT professionals.
“There are thousands of people searching for new opportunities in Ireland at the moment and many of them will have the range of core competencies needed to carve out a successful career in financial services – with a little help.

“Whether someone has already had a successful career in financial services or someone would like to take a new direction in their career, Acorn Life may well have the employment opportunity that’s an exact fit for them. We will provide an all-embracing support system to help people succeed in building a career in financial services.”

Gordon Hunt
By Gordon Hunt

Gordon Hunt joined Silicon Republic in October 2014 as a journalist. He spends most of his time avoiding conversations about music, appreciating even the least creative pun and rueing the day he panicked when meeting Paul McGrath. His favourite thing on the internet is the ‘Random Article’ link on Wikipedia.

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