110 jobs for Dublin as NIIT Limited opens Ireland office

24 Sep 2015261 Shares

NIIT Limited is setting up a European headquarters in Dublin, bringing 110 jobs to the Irish capital over the next five years. The announcement was made today by Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton TD.

NIIT Limited is a global leader in skills and talent development, providing multidisciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions and individuals.

The Indian company operates in 40 countries, and employs about 3,000 people worldwide.

Ireland was chosen as the location for the new European office of NIIT’s Corporate Learning Group because it is a hotbed of creative and technical talent, and because of its open business environment.

“Ireland was our country of choice for its extremely conducive business environment, strategic location, availability of multilingual creative and technical talent, and investment potential,” said Sapnesh Lalla, President of the Corporate Learning Group at NIIT.

“Our vision is to build NIIT Ireland as one of the finest global centres for bespoke content development, training management and delivery excellence,” Lalla continued.

The roles on offer will include high-end engineers, creative writers, digital media professionals, trainers, multilingual customer service support and project managers.

“A key part of our Action Plan for Jobs is achieving greater diversity in our multinational investment,” said Minister Bruton when making the announcement. “NIIT is a world-leading company in its sector, and today’s announcement that it is establishing its first operation in Ireland and creating 110 jobs is a huge boost.”

The development of the new headquarters is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

“NIIT is a valuable addition to the growing base of technology companies establishing in Ireland,” said IDA CEO Martin Shanahan. “It will serve as a strong reference seller for other e-learning and Indian companies considering Ireland as an investment location.”

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Kirsty Tobin
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