Professional services firm EY is expanding its presence in Ireland with new offices in Dublin and Galway, along with the creation of 270 jobs over the next 12 months.
EY has seen considerable growth over the past two years with a 27pc increase in its workforce, and will now take its number of Irish-based staff past the 2,000 mark following today’s announcement.
The hiring of 270 new staff will be spread across its seven offices in Ireland, including its new second office in Dublin, as well as a new office in Galway.
In addition to hiring 25 people for its new Galway office, EY will also increase its footprint in Limerick, where it currently employs more than 50 people, having just signed the lease on a new office space in the city that can accommodate up to 100 people.
220 of the jobs announced today (1 June) will be comprised of new hires, with EY having said that it is looking to hire people from various disciplines, including accounting, finance, engineering, IT, consultancy and business.
This is due to a high demand it is finding for services such as data analytics, fraud investigation and disruption services (FIDS), cybersecurity and performance improvement, which are driving the company’s growth.
Additionally, the company will hire 50 graduates starting from September, bringing its current yearly total of graduate hires to 250, marking a 20pc increase on the previous year.
Mike McKerr, country managing partner of EY Ireland, said of the news: “As we grow our business we need to find the right mix of talent to meet our client demands and we are delighted to be in a position to create these additional 270 jobs.
“We are recruiting professionals at all levels, from graduates through to directors and partners, with the type of sector-specific experience which will allow us to provide clients with the insight and advice they need to protect and grow their businesses and customer base.”
The company’s hiring policies have been well-received in the past, with it having been named as Employer of the Year at the GLEN Workplace Equality Index Awards last year.
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