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40 Jobs for Dundalk with Prometric

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40 Jobs for Dundalk with Prometric

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 

40 Jobs for Dundalk with Prometric

US-headquartered testing company Prometric is to create 40 new jobs in Dundalk as part of a €2.5 million investment in Co Louth. It will also invest almost €1 million in a three year partnership research partnership with Dublin City University.

The 40 jobs will diversify and expand the company’s operation in the areas of:

  • Finance
  • Customer service

adding to Prometric’s test development, technology, operations and human resources teams.

Three jobs will also be created on the DCU campus. The research programme will be led by the Prometric Chair of Assessment, serving as director of DCU’s Centre for Assessment Research in Education (CARE) Centre.

One post-doctoral student and one Ph.D. student will be hired in research roles.

Professor Brian MacCraith, President of Dublin City University said “Our partnership with Prometric will allow DCU to establish a national resource to conduct research and develop best practice in education and job skills assessment, potentially having a transformative impact on the quality of teaching, learning and jobs growth for generations to come.”

When all hiring is complete, Prometric expects to have 168 employees in Ireland. Prometric’s two corporate sites are located in Dundalk and Dublin, with 147 jobs expected to be the total for its County Louth-based Global Operations Centre.

The company currently have two job vacancies for their Dundalk base online:

  • Test Developer
  • Senior test developer

For more information on the company's job opportunities click here.

About the Comapny

Prometric advances test development and delivery solutions that are better, faster and at less expense for its clients, delivering tests flexibly via the Web or by utilising a robust network of thousands of test centres in 160 countries and on behalf of more than 350 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets. Prometric has invested more than €75 million in Ireland over the 10 years it has been in operation here.

Source: IDA Press Release

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