738 tech jobs announced in Ireland in a single week

20 May 2016

It’s been another stellar week for tech jobs in Ireland, with an additional 738 announced across the island since Monday.

The biggest announcement came from Deloitte, which added 338 roles – most in the tech arena – to the already impressive 1,000 it will be recruiting for between now and 2020.

Another sizeable announcement came from the Galway-based Wayfair, which is planning to increase its staff by 160.

Smaller announcements – relatively speaking – came from tech recruiter Harvey Nash, engineering company LotusWorks, and Limerick-based Cook Medical.

Even more good news: we learned this week that 2016 is going to be a record year for work permits granted in Ireland, with more permits than ever before being granted to employers who want to bring non-EU citizens to work in Ireland.

Some of those non-EU citizens may head into jobs in biotech, many of which were on display at last weekend’s NIBRT Careers in Biopharma event.

Or they may end up working in the internet of things. This week – IoT Week on Siliconrepublic.com – we heard from Hays Recruitment about many of the jobs that will be driving the IoT sector.

We also detailed some of the top IoT companies that are hiring right now. We heard from Freddy Lecue – a research manager and principal scientist in the Accenture Centre for Innovation – whose work isn’t a million miles from the world of IoT, about how he got to this point in his career.

Siliconrepublic.com editor John Kennedy this week called for reforms to the Irish education system’s approach to technology in the classroom.

But, of course, there’s more to education that just technology. We heard from Inspirefest 2016 speaker Alex Bernadotte, the founder of Beyond12, a social enterprise that helps students from low-income, first-generation and historically underrepresented students get through college.

Bernadotte talked about some of the issues facing those students, and explained why it’s so important to support them as they make their way through education.

To read more on any of these stories, follow the links below.

1. Deloitte’s Belfast jobs push just hit overdrive

Deloitte’s plans to hire 700 people in Belfast by 2019 is going far better than planned, with 1,000 jobs now expected to be created after new plans were announced.

2. Galway jobs boost with 160-strong expansion at Wayfair

Online home decor company Wayfair is dramatically expanding its Galway operations, with a new facility to up its employee count by 160.

3. 2016 to be a record year for work permits in Ireland

New figures show that there has already been a 20pc increase year-on-year in the number of work permits being granted to employers to enable them to bring non-EU citizens to work in Ireland.

4. NIBRT showcases ‘jobs with purpose’ at careers event

The Irish biotech sector is booming, and with that comes a surge in jobs. The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT), last weekend held its third annual Careers in Biopharma job fair, with a view to showcasing career opportunities from some of Ireland’s biggest biotech companies.

5. The jobs of tomorrow will be driven by IoT

The internet of things (IoT) is set to see a synchronisation of data from a range of sources, from your mobile phone and tablet to your car, and even your fridge. Your devices and commodities will have internet connectivity, providing a wealth of data never seen previously. But what jobs will be driving the IoT boom?

6. 7 companies hiring at the cutting edge of the IoT

To help you cut through the sheer number of companies hiring in the IoT sector, we’ve selected a handful of the best companies hiring right now.

7. ‘Never let someone tell you your idea is impossible’

Freddy Lecue, a research manager and principal scientist in large-scale reasoning systems at Accenture, talks us through what led him to this job and this place, and gives us insight into growing a tech career.

8. We need a vision for the future of tech in our schools

The constant stop-start-stop cycle of failure that defines technology in Irish education needs to be replaced by a long-term, sustainable vision for the future. And the Government’s new CIO could help set the standard, writes John Kennedy.

9. Beyond12 founder on the university challenge

Make sure your idea solves a problem, says social entrepreneur Alex Bernadotte from Beyond12. Here’s a top tip for social entrepreneurs: make sure your idea is born of a challenge.

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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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