Just shy of 1,600 new roles announced as Irish jobs market has incredible week

22 Jan 2016

This week really blew the lid off the Irish jobs market, with an incredible 1,594 jobs announced throughout the country.

It saw a massive announcement from health recruiter TTM, which brought 500 new roles to the jobs market, Veolia and First Data, who added 300 apiece, and Accenture, which created 250.

At least some of those jobs will likely be on offer at Career Zoo’s spring event, taking place in The Convention Centre Dublin on Saturday 20 February. Career Zoo has now announced that registration is open for the event, which will be headline sponsored by Etsy.

This week also saw the Irish Government release its final jobs plan, which targets the creation of 50,000 jobs in the private sector.

Perhaps some of these will be offered at Version 1, which has been named as one of Silicon Republic’s Employers to Watch 2016.

Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to get a chance at one of the many roles that are about to enter the jobs market. Just remember not to include any buzzwords like ‘motivated’ or ‘enthusiastic’ on your LinkedIn profile when you’re applying.

If you’re not quite at the right stage to enter the jobs market, you may be interested in our guide to the CAO courses you should apply for if you want to bag yourself one of the hottest jobs in tech.

And, if you land at DCU in September, you’ll be lucky enough to be studying on Ireland’s first autism-friendly campus.

Though if you’re graduating from secondary school this year, we’re sorry to tell you you’re going to be missing out. This summer, Irish secondary school teachers will be able to take part in the Space Awareness Summer School 2016, taking place near Athens, Greece. The course will introduce the teachers to methods of encouraging pupils into science-and-space-related fields of study.

Continuing the education theme for a moment, this week also saw the World Economic Forum occupying Davos, Switzerland. CoderDojo and EU Digital Girl of the Year Niamh Scanlon were on hand to teach local school kids – and Will.I.Am – coding and IoT basics.

Finally, we took a look at one of the many extraordinary people working in tech in Ireland. Karen Duggan is an analyst in Accenture in her day job. After work, though, she lines out for the Irish international football team. Impressive.

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1. 500 jobs at Ennis-based health recruiter TTM

TTM Healthcare is looking to hire 500 people over the next five years on the back of an investment from Broadlake, which has taken a 30pc stake in the company.

2. 300 jobs at environmental services company Veolia

French environmental services group Veolia is targeting significant growth in Ireland, announcing 300 jobs as we “transition to a low-carbon economy”.

3. Payment giant First Data to create 300 new jobs in Nenagh

Global payments giant First Data is to locate 300 new jobs at a major R&D facility in Nenagh, Co Tipperary. First Data’s new facility will be the company’s first Irish location outside of Dublin.

4. 250 more jobs announced at Accenture in Dublin

Professional services company Accenture has announced a further 250 jobs for 2016, on top of 200 announced last September, rounding out to 450 jobs announced in just a few months.

5. Career Zoo to focus on company culture as Etsy revealed as sponsor

The Convention Centre Dublin will once more play host to Career Zoo, with global craft giants Etsy headline sponsoring the Saturday 20 February event.

6. Government eyes 50,000 jobs in private sector this year

Ireland’s current government announced its final jobs plan earlier this week, targeting 50,000 jobs in the private sector.

7. At Version 1, culture and career development are key

As part of the Siliconrepublic.com Employers to Watch 2016 series, we spoke to Jennifer Dolan, HR and engagement manager at Version 1, Dublin. In addition to talking about the kinds of candidates Version 1 seeks, Dolan talked in depth about the company’s culture and talent development.

8. Buzzword overkill on LinkedIn from Irish executives

‘Motivated’ has emerged as the most overused buzzword on Irish LinkedIn profiles, along with ‘enthusiastic’, ‘passionate’ and ‘driven’. But what are some of the other big offenders?

9. CAO deadline: What are you going to do in college?

The deadline for CAO applications is just around the corner, with just a short week-and-a-half separating us from the date by which you have to pick the courses that will likely have a big impact on the course of your career.

10. First steps made towards first Irish autism-friendly campus at DCU

A collaborative effort among advocacy and support groups for people who have autism or Asperger’s syndrome has begun working on establishing the first autism-friendly college campus at Dublin City University (DCU).

11. Irish teachers to brush up on astronomy at summer camp

With astronomy becoming increasingly important on both the Junior Cert and Leaving Cert cycles, a new Greece-based summer school for teachers looking to brush up on their star-gazing will be running this year.

12. CoderDojo teaching Davos – and Will.I.Am – how it’s done

What do Will.I.Am, Mika Hakkinen and Marc Benioff have in common? Well, they are all enjoying CoderDojo’s showcase at the World Economic Forum in Davos, of course.

13. Karen Duggan – kitting out for Ireland and Accenture

This weekend, the Irish women’s football team is playing a friendly against one of its biggest opponents yet – Team USA, mid-victory tour. Taking to the San Diego field for the Ireland squad will be Karen Duggan, a talented midfielder and, in her day job, an analyst at Accenture.

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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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