UPC sets up European Competency Centre in Limerick, creating 12 jobs
From left: Henry Minogue, vice-president and CIO, UPC Ireland; Minister Michael Noonan and Donal Flavin, vice-president, ICT Division, IDA Ireland in UPC Limerick (photo by Liam Burke/Press 22)

UPC sets up European Competency Centre in Limerick, creating 12 jobs

10 Jun 2013

More jobs are coming to the mid-west region through UPC Ireland as the company establishes a European Competency Centre in Limerick, opening up 12 new highly skilled IT jobs.

UPC already employs 800 people in Ireland, 400 of which are based in Limerick.

In February, UPC completed a €600,000 investment in its National Customer Contact and Administration Centre in Limerick Enterprise Development Park, and the new centre will develop advanced new software and systems to support UPC’s customer service operations in Ireland and other European countries

The 12 new knowledge-intensive IT jobs include full-time positions for IT managers, technical support leads and IT designers.

This announcement follows news last month that UPC would offer 30 full-time positions to candidates from CCMA Skillnet’s Jobseekers Support Programme.

“I am delighted Ireland was selected to host a UPC European IT Competency Centre in Limerick,” said UPC Ireland vice-president and chief information officer Henry Minogue. “In addition, I think it demonstrates our determination to grow our IT team with local expertise in a hub which will support our Irish operations and our European counterparts. Overall, I hope to build on this opportunity to ensure UPC Ireland attracts further technology placements in the future.”

Leo Clancy, head of IDA Ireland’s Information and Communication Technologies Division, added, “Ireland scores highly in global business rankings and continues to attract companies from a variety of sectors including ICT and digital media. Digital technology is playing a growing role in securing economic growth, improving productivity in our businesses and creating new jobs in Ireland. It is therefore a welcome move for Irish companies such as UPC, part of the European division of Liberty Global Inc, to create opportunities which reinforce Ireland’s reputation as a solid platform for foreign direct investment underpinned by our highly skilled workforce.”

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke is managing editor of Siliconrepublic.com. She joined in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs news. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly persnickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen. When she hasn’t got her nose stuck in her laptop, you’ll find her in the kitchen, at the cinema, or on the dancefloor.

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