Do you work in science, technology, engineering or medicine? These sectors, colloquially known as STEM, offer some of the most interesting, exciting and rewarding careers. What’s more, STEM professionals are also some of the most in-demand employees in Ireland.

The STEM sector in Ireland has been heating up for years. Qualified professionals – particularly in certain fields – are spoilt for choice. STEM-related companies employ almost a third of Ireland’s workforce. No wonder a whooping 1380 new jobs were announced in just one month – April – earlier this year.

If you are looking for your next challenge or just curious about what opportunities are out there, get yourself along to this October’s Jobs Expo. Our event on 22 October features some of STEM’s most prestigious international and national employers.

Here’s an A to (almost) Z of the leading STEM employers taking part in Jobs Expo.


We are delighted to announce that industry leader, Boston Scientific, will be exhibiting and also recruiting at Jobs Expo Dublin this October.

Boston Scientific transform lives through innovative medical solutions. John Abele and Pete Nicholas established the company in 1979. They wanted to benefit public health by bringing medical options to patients that were more accessible, lower cost and also less invasive .


We are very pleased to announce that the Swilly Group will be taking part in Jobs Expo this October.

Established in 1975, the Swilly Group is one of the leading providers of training, recruitment and employment support services in Ireland. The company serves industries such as transport, driving, tourism, hospitality, care services and outdoor activities. They have achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditation of its quality and environmental management systems and they have formally agreed quality assurance procedures with QQI/FETAC.


Jobs Expo is delighted to announce that the South Dublin Chamber will be exhibiting at our next Dublin event on 22 October.

A group of local business people established the Chamber in 1984. Their aim was to help develop the local business community. Instrumental in setting up the Chamber were Kevin Molloy of the Molloy Group, Joe Gallagher, Bank of Ireland, Tallaght, Noel McElhatton of Johnson & Johnson and Brian O'Reilly of BP O'Reilly & Co.


We are proud to announce that industry leader, B/E Aerospace will be exhibiting, and also recruiting, at Jobs Expo Dublin this October.

A brief history of B/E Aerospace

B/E Aerospace was first founded in 1987 with the acquisition of Bach Engineering. In April 1990, the company went public on NASDAQ, raising nearly $12 million. Two years later they acquired PTC Aerospace, Inc. and Aircraft Products Company. These transformed the company into a cabin interiors provider, and their name changed to B/E Aerospace, Inc.


We are proud to announce that the innovative VWR International will be exhibiting at this October's Jobs Expo.

A company with global reach, VWR's headquarters are in Radnor, Pennsylvania. They are the leading, global, independent provider of products, services and solutions to laboratory and production facilities. With sales in excess of $4.3 billion in 2015, VWR enables science for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries.


Reed Global is a specialist provider of permanent, contract, temporary and outsourced recruitment solutions, IT and HR consulting.

In their Dublin office, Reed has specialist recruitment consultants focusing on:


Seabourn Cruise Line offers unique, luxury cruise vacations featuring ports of call around the globe. The company pioneered small-ship, ultra luxury cruising. Its fleet of intimate, all-suite ships carry between 450 and 600 guests each. These visit the most desirable destinations worldwide. Their ships sail into landmark cities and visit hidden gems where larger vessels cannot follow.

In 2009, Seabourn debuted Odyssey. Although larger than their original ships, Odyssey carries just 450 guests. Odyssey offers a wealth of amenities made possible by the highest ratio of space per guest in the cruise industry. This includes the largest spa on any luxury ship and generous private verandas on the vast majority of suites. Similar to Odyssey, Sojourn was launched in 2010 and Quest in 2011. The company’s expanded fleet allows them to offer more cruise destinations.


We are delighted to announce that the HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) will be participating in Jobs Expo in Dublin this October.

The National Ambulance Service (NAS) is the statutory pre-hospital emergency and intermediate care provider for the State. In the Dublin metropolitan area, ambulance services which are funded by the HSE are provided by the NAS and Dublin Fire Brigade.

What the NAS does

The NAS mission is to serve the needs of patients and the public as part of an integrated health system, through the provision of high quality, safe and patient-centred services. This care begins immediately at the time that the emergency call is received, continues through to the safe treatment, transportation and handover of the patient to the clinical team at the receiving hospital or ED.


Calling all teachers! If you are considering teaching overseas, you can’t afford to miss Jobs Expo on 22 October at Croke Park.

As always, Jobs Expo will feature a huge variety of national and international companies recruiting at the event. However, this October’s Jobs Expo includes our first Education Village. The Education Village will host a number of education recruitment agencies looking to fill teacher posts around the world.

Over the last decade or so, there has been a high demand for teachers across the world. The international jobs market for educators is continuing to grow. Some observers expect it to double within the next few years. As a result, there is a growing need for quality teachers.

Not that long ago, Irish teachers generally hoped to find a position in a school close to home. For many, teaching at the school where they had been a pupil was ideal.  However, changes in employment patterns, job opportunities, the economy, attitudes and an increasingly globalised world, means that more and more teachers are looking further afield.

Why teach internationally?

If you are a teacher with skills and ambition, you are in demand.  But what’s in it for you? Teaching outside of Ireland has many benefits. Let’s take a look at these.

Career Opportunities

Teaching overseas gives you the chance to gain valuable experience. Teaching is one of a handful of jobs that allow you to work around the world – in a huge variety of countries – while developing and enhancing your skills.

Experience Different Cultures

Teaching outside of Ireland is an opportunity to live and work in a different culture. You will immerse yourself in a new culture and become a part of the community. This means you will gain a greater and deeper understanding of it than you would through visiting for a few weeks.

Irish communities have also become increasingly diverse too. That means that your experience working with people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, religions and cultures will be valuable if, and when, you come home.

Broaden your Perspectives

They say that travel broadens the mind… well, living and working overseas does the same – only more so! Working abroad is not just valuable career experience – it also helps you to look at the world from new perspectives.

Learn a New Language

If you have ever considered learning a new language, working overseas is the best way to do it. You can immerse yourself in an environment where plenty of opportunities to perfect your vocabulary, grammar, accent, and even your slang.

Financial Benefits

Many overseas schools offer attractive remuneration packages and benefits. This means a comfortable lifestyle, plus making it easier to save for the future.


Jobs Expo’s Education Village

There are a number of education recruitment specialists taking part in Jobs Expo. What’s more, we expect several others to join us in the coming weeks. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the agencies and opportunities available to teachers at this October’s event.

Close to Home: Teaching in England

If you’d like to gain international work experience but without venturing too far from home, speak to Hourglass Education during Jobs Expo. Hourglass Education is a specialist teacher recruitment agency. They recruit long-term, contract and permanent contract teachers for posts throughout England. The agency works in partnership with a large number of schools, academies and academy trusts throughout England. In addition, they are under positive instructions to secure more teachers from Ireland.

Land of the Long White Cloud: Teach in New Zealand

For teaching positions further afield, speak to New Zealand’s Education Personnel. Education Personnel are the preferred recruitment company for New Zealand’s Ministry of Education. The agency provides daily relief, fixed term, contract and permanent recruitment services for early childhood centre, primary and secondary schools. They assist teachers to find permanent and contract job opportunities in Wellington, Auckland, and the rest of New Zealand.

Teach in the Gulf Co-operation States and Beyond

Living and working in the Gulf States is an ambition for many teachers because of the unique opportunities this affords. World Teachers an international education recruitment agency based in the UK. They recruit for schools internationally and sources people for educational establishments in the Gulf Co-operation States: Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

World Teachers is the preferred supplier for Abu Dhabi’s specialist government schools as well as international schools in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. In addition, they help teachers find jobs in schools in countries ranging from Spain to Kenya, Mongolia to Azerbaijan, Macau to Vietnam, Nepal to Scotland.


We are happy to announce that BCS Sales Recruitment will be back at Jobs Expo Dublin on 22 October at Croke Park.

BCS Sales Recruitment is a specialist consultancy, providing human resources services to a number of sectors. These include sales, IT and pharmaceutical. They are experts in the selection of specialised professionals from graduate trainee to senior management and director level.

BCS are the main sponsors of Jobs Expo. They are the organisers of the Jobs Expo events in Dublin, Cork and Belfast as well as the dynamic team behind Virtual Expos Ireland.

“We’ve always had great success at the event,” says Bronagh Cotter of BCS. “Jobs Expo connects employees and employers, but it also offers recruitment firms an opportunity to build new relationships with candidates.”

Get advice from the BCS team at Jobs Expo

During Jobs Expo, BCS will have a team of recruitment specialists on hand. The team will advise jobseekers on a number of subjects. These include CV preparation, interview skills, and career development. Their jobseeker services are available to anyone looking for employment. If you are a recent graduate, changing career, returning to work or unemployed after a dismissal, BCS can help.

“Our jobseeker services have been developed over our many years in recruitment. Candidates may have a wealth of energy and talent to offer, but many are unsure how to sell themselves to employers. Others underestimate the importance of abilities that are not easy to categorise on a CV, such as soft skills, and fail to highlight these. That is where BCS can help. We work closely candidates and employers to find the best fit for both of them.”

Matching skills and ambitions with the right role

Bronagh believes that successful recruitment is about creating mutually beneficial relationships between employers and employees.

“Companies don’t just consider professional skills and experience when they want to fill a role – they want to meet candidates who will slot into their company’s culture. By the same token, jobseekers, particularly those with in-demand skills, want more than just a good salary. For some, working on innovative projects or with cutting-edge companies is as important, if not more so, than remuneration; for others, travel, the potential for promotion, or work-life balance are crucial,” says Bronagh.

“BCS works to match a candidate’s career ambitions and expectations with the right company. We don’t consider it a job well done unless both the employer and employee benefit. We spent so much of our day at work that accepting anything less is simply unacceptable.”

We are delighted to announce that Hourglass Education will be exhibiting at our Dublin event on 22 October 2016 at Croke Park.

Hourglass Education is a unique, specialist teacher recruitment agency. They recruit long-term, contract and permanent contract teachers for posts throughout England. Hourglass Education also works in partnership with a large number of schools, academies and academy trusts throughout England. Furthermore, they are under positive instructions to secure more teachers from Ireland.

The team at Hourglass Education have been recruiting and placing teachers from overseas for the last 16 years. As a result, they have an extremely successful track record in placing teachers in positions which match their needs.

The agency supports their teachers throughout the recruitment process. This ensures a match between teachers and an institution that relates to their experience. In addition, this means that teachers can actualise, develop and enhance their repertoire and skills. Hourglass also supports teachers throughout their transition period.

Hourglass Education services to teachers

Hourglass Education places teachers in positions that are full time for a minimum of one teaching year. Consequently, they do not place teachers for daily or short-term assignments.

Two former head teachers lead the agency. Together they have 34 years of educational recruitment experience.

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