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Anyone considering this job should be ready to work thoughtfully rather than reactively. Also they should be emotionally present and ready to facilitate meaningful conversation.

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up 16th January 2015

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up 16th January 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up 16th January 2015

This week saw several jobs announcments across a range of industry sectors, with some recruiting immediately. Click on the links below for full details.

Now Recruiting ...

Aer Lingus Recruiting for Summer Schedule - Aer Lingus are looking for people to join the Dublin team for their summer schedule.

Dublin Bus NOW Recruiting for Drivers and Vehicle Repairers - Dublin Bus are currently Recruiting for 50 professional bus drivers and a number of vehicle Body Repairers. 

Financial Services Company KPMG are Recruiting - KPMG Ireland are currently hiring for over 50 new vacancies at both their Dublin and Galway bases. The financial services company are recruiting in the areas of Tax, Advisory and Support. 


75 Jobs with New McDonalds Restaurant in Cork - McDonald’s Restaurants of Ireland has opened a new €3.2m drive-through restaurant in Ballincollig, Co Cork. The outlet was officially opened over the weekend, creating 75 additional jobs.

Watch this space ...

20 Jobs for Kerry with Dairymaster - 20 jobs have been announced with Dairymaster at its main offices in Causway Co. Kerry. The milking machine company is expanding due to plans to further internationalise the business.

50 Jobs with Panda Recycling – 50 new jobs have been announced with Panda Recycling as part of a major expansion of the company in Dublin.

100 Jobs for Cork with ABEC - US Company ABEC Inc. today announced plans to expand its global operations at the former FCI facility site in Fermoy, Co. Cork which will create 100 jobs.

Guidewire Software Hiring up to 80 new Staff - Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), a global provider of software products to the general insurance industry, today announced the expansion of its operations creating between 60 and 80 new positions.

250 Jobs with Medical Devices Company Zimmer – Medical devices company Zimmer will create up to 250 new manufacturing jobs over the next 5 years, at its facility in Oranmore, Co Galway.

Are you a Jobseeker? click here for more information to help with your search.

Explore the full list of all current vacancies on the government’s jobs portal 

Useful Statistics:

  • 2740  Number of positions advertised this week (5th January – 11th January)
  • 2740 Number of positions advertised since the start of 2015

Career News….

Number of Jobs for Professionals on the Increase for 2015 - Two new reports from Morgan Mckinley and have highlighted a positive outlook for jobseekers and graduates in 2015.

100 Recruits Enter Garda Training - The final 100 Gardaí from the latest recruitment campaign for An Garda Síochana, will commence their induction week in Templemore on 26th January and enter training on the 2nd February 2015.


Animated Movie from Irish Studio Nominated for an Oscar - Feature length animated film Song of the Sea, from Irish company Cartoon Saloon has been nominated for an Oscar. Read more about how the Irish animation and film industry is going strong

Irish Film and Animation Industry Going Strong -  Read about the production catalogue launched by The Irish Film Board /Bord Scannán na hÉireann, Irish Film 2015, showcasing the projects coming to Irish audiences this year.  

Growing Optimism for the Construction Sector - The latest Ulster Bank Construction PMI showed increased Civil Engineering activity for the third month running, with sharp rise in new business amid stronger demand. Earn more about the growing demand in this sector.

Year of Irish Design 2015 Showcase Event - Showcase - the first major trade event of ID2015 - a Year of Irish Design, takes place in the RDS, Dublin, from the 18th -21st January 2015.

New Aerospace Centre at IT Carlow - Institute of Technology (IT) Carlow has announced the opening of a €500,000 aerospace centre as part of its CAO campaign launched today.


Career Planning ...

CAO advises applicants to apply early and follow instructions carefully - The Central Applications Office (CAO) application deadline of 1 February at 5:15 pm is fast approaching, and it is extremely important that anyone considering applying to CAO for an undergraduate place at a higher education institution gets to work immediately.

Help is at Hand as CAO 2015 Deadline Approaches - As the CAO application deadline approaches learn about the FREE tools available to students, from

1st February CAO Deadline Restricted Application Courses – Understand the application process for college courses which have restricted application.

FREE CAO Points Calculator App from CareersPortal - The CAO Points Calculator App (CAOCalc) from is now available for android from the Google Play Store, and also for iPhone from the AppStore.

CareersPortal Career Guidance Service - CareersPortal are providing a professional one-to-one guidance counselling service for students and adults who would like support in making career, educational and/or employment decisions. This service is of particular benefit to career changers, jobseekers, students and those looking to explore their career and education options.


The CareersPortal Team