If you are looking to work with Trinzo we have fantastic news! Trinzo: Medical Device & Life Science Management Consultants have joined Jobs Expo Galway.

Trinzo are experts in global compliance, remediation and project management services to the Life Science Industries. This includes companies in the medical device as well as pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical industries.

Trinzo utilises their experience, industry leading methodologies and expertise to provide a customised strategy to meet their clients' project needs. They have successfully completed compliance programmes as well as successfully introduced new products to the global market. Their focused core team approach has proven valuable in creating sustainable quality systems that serve companies’ regulatory and business needs. They also introduce LEAN systems as well as promote a culture of quality to meet all key objectives.

Key Competencies

Compliance Management

Firstly, Trinzo provides solutions to compliance problems by technically assessing all issues. They use their industry knowledge as well as their regulatory expertise to ensure their clients are fully compliant.

Operational Excellence

By putting LEAN structures and processes in place that allow for continuous improvement, they facilitate a quantum leap in operational excellence.

Culture Development

Furthermore, Trinzo promotes a culture of quality and compliance. They also utilise their expert global experience to create this culture for their clients.

Delivering Results

Trinzo focuses on results in order to ensure satisfaction for all stakeholders.Trinzo commit to finding the best solution for their client but not only by solving the first issue but ensuring a strong foundation on which the client continues to progress. Trinzo has a core belief that, “your success is our passion” a sentiment echoed in how they operate through out.

Key Services

Trinzo have a proven track record in assessing as well as restructuring organisations to ensure they maximise their business potential. In addition, they help their clients to define and element how activities task allocation, coordination and management are directed towards organisational goals. Trinzo Consulting will also help clients to LEAN and optimise their structure to enable they make faster and better business decisions.

Working with Trinzo

If you want to work with proven industry experts who have provided unique and innovative solutions to clients, meet Trinzo at Jobs Expo Galway. They ensure the highest standard of training and mentorship so that they can help their clients become the best they can be. They are a team of high performing, industry leading people with one mission in mind – to achieve the pinnacle of success for their company and their clients.

If you are looking for Acorn Life jobs, don't miss Jobs Expo Galway. We are delighted to announce that this Irish success story, with their head offices in the City of the Tribes, will be exhibiting, as well as recruiting, at our February event.

Acorn Life are a 100% Irish owned life assurance company. They offer protection, savings and also investment products designed for the Irish public. The superior performance of their managed funds, in addition to their excellent customer service, is at the heart of Acorn Life’s success.

Acorn Life originated as a brokerage firm in 1982. Since those days, the company has grown and now has over 200 sales representatives throughout the country. They, together with the management and administration team, make up a total workforce of about 270 people. The company's head office is at St. Augustine Street, Galway.

Company mission

Acorn Life’s mission is to empower ordinary people to achieve extraordinary results. They strive to:

Acorn Life Jobs

Acorn Life aims to enable their employees to achieve their full potential by working in a dynamic and progressive company. Therefore, the company rewards ambition and achievement. Innovation, initiative, enthusiasm and teamwork are at the heart of their company culture.

Acorn Life believes that a company is as good as the people who work for it. Consequently, they believe that as their people develop so too will the company. Furthermore, every member of staff shares in the profits that the company generates each year. In a very real sense therefore, everybody is a team player and, as a result, an environment is created where the client benefits most of all.

Acorn Life offers an excellent benefits package including:

Acorn Life recruits for sales, administration, and client services, as well as IT and finance staff.

Acorn Life is an equal opportunities employer and therefore adheres to the principle that age and background are not barriers to success.

We are very pleased to announce that the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) will be exhibiting at our first Jobs Expo Galway this February.

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) is an independent, statutory body. WRC established on 1st October 2015 under the Workplace Relations Act 2015 (No. 16 of 2015). They provide information on industrial relations as well as rights and obligations under Irish employment and equality legislation.

WRC assumes the roles and functions previously carried out by:

Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) responsibilities

Firstly, WRC promotes the improvement of workplace relations and the maintenance of good workplace relations. They also promote and encouraging compliance with relevant enactments.

In addition, WRC provides guidance in relation to compliance with codes of practice approved under Section 20 of the Workplace Relations Act 2015.

They also conduct reviews of, and monitor developments as respects, workplace relations. Furthermore, they conduct or commission research into matters pertaining to workplace relations.

WRC provides advice and information as well as the findings of research conducted by the Commission to joint labour committees and joint industrial councils. In addition, they advise and appraise the Minister in relation to the application of, and compliance with, relevant enactments. They also provide information to members of the public in relation to employment.

The Commission’s core services include the inspection of employment rights compliance, the provision of information, the processing of employment agency and protection of young persons (employment) licences as well as the provision of mediation, conciliation, facilitation and advisory services.

The Commission has a board consisting of a chairperson and eight ordinary members appointed by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.



The Western Development Commission (WDC) will be exhibiting at our first Jobs Expo Galway in February. The WDC is a statutory body that promotes social and economic development in the Western Region (Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon, Galway and Clare) by:

A unique role

The WDC plays a unique role in the Western Region:

The WDC is small, flexible and regionally focused. The organisation can collaborate with the public, private and voluntary sectors as well as find ways around organisational boundaries. The organisation’s strong ethos of sharing intellectual and other resources help achieve common good within the West.

An essential role

The WDC:

Do you want to work for BD? The leading global medical technology company will be exhibiting and recruiting at Jobs Expo Galway.

BD create medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum.

Working for BD

At BD, they are looking for candidates who possess passion and innovative solutions as well as a commitment to their mission:

The company has a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide. As a result, BD’s network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality. These include lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, as well as expanded health care for all.

Join their company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health

History of BD

In 1897, Maxwell Becton and Fairleigh Dickinson founded Becton, Dickinson and Company with a vision to improve outcomes for patients. For the century that followed, the company held true to that vision. BD diversified into diagnostics, biosciences and a wide range of medical devices. But they knew we could do more and have an even greater impact on the world of health.

Enter CareFusion in 2015. The complementary nature of BD and CareFusion capabilities made the new, combined company more relevant than ever before. It’s not just the solutions they offer, it’s also where they offer them. The global reach of the combined company can offer new solutions around the world.

The combination also brings together the people in each company. Furthermore, the combination gives BD even more opportunities to help people.



We are delighted to announce that Obair, Local Employment Service Network, will be taking part in our first Jobs Expo Galway. The event takes place on Saturday, 11th February at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa. Entrance is free.

About Obair, Local Employment Service Network

If you are out of a job, are living in Galway City, and don’t know how or where to start looking for work, training or educational opportunities, Obair LESN can help. The service focuses on their clients and respectful. The LESN works under contract for the Department of Social Protection. They provide their clients with free and confidential information as well as guidance and job-searching support. In addition, they can assist with training and educational options.


Obair, the Local Employment Service Network, provides a number of services. These are free of charge and include the following:

Whether you are hoping to find work or return to education, having assistance and guidance as well as talking through your options makes a real difference.

Don't miss your chance to meet Helen Phelan of Coaching and Mentoring Excellence at Jobs Expo Galway. Our first Galway careers fair takes place on Saturday 11th February 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa.

About Helen Phelan

Helen Phelan is an accomplished career and business coach who has over 20 years’ experience. She brings a wealth of insight to her current role. Helen has worked extensively in the banking and healthcare sectors, and she also has experience in the hospitality, education and beauty/spa industries.

As a consultant for the award-winning Harrison Assessments Career Navigator system, Helen uses this instrument to help clients to increase self-awareness and identify development needs as well as support the career transition process.

Qualifications and affiliations

Helen’s qualifications and affiliations include:

Helen is also a member of the Teaching Council. Furthermore, she is an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Finally, Helen is a qualified practicing Aromatherapy Massage Therapist and a member of the Association of Registered Complementary Therapists of Ireland (ARCHTI).

Considering returning to education, upskilling or an apprenticeship? Meet the Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB) at Jobs Expo Galway on Saturday 11 February 2017.

The GRETB Training Centre is one of the largest training facilities in the West of Ireland and is located in Mervue, Galway. The GRETB Training Centre provides an excellent range of full-time day courses and evening courses, as well as apprenticeships. In addition, they offer community training programmes and blended learning.

Course options include programmes that provide the skills necessary for employment. QQI, City & Guilds, Microsoft and Cisco as well as other industry-recognised awarding bodies accredit their courses. Furthermore, all courses have a strong work placement element.

Day Courses

GRETB’s day courses are full-time and take place throughout the year. There are a variety of courses on offer. These include information technology, engineering and quality assurance courses. In addition, there are courses on bus driving as well as HGV Rigid and Artic truck driving. Cleanroom and packaging operations, logistics and distribution, and warehouse operative courses are also offered. Furthermore there are programmes covering sports and recreation, beauty therapy and healthcare support.


Apprenticeship is the recognised means by which people train to become craftspeople in Ireland. SOLAS has statutory responsibility for the management of the apprenticeship programme, and GRETB administer the programme for counties Galway and Roscommon.

Evening/Weekend Courses

GRETB Training Centre evening and weekend courses take place at the GRETB Training Centre or in a facility in Roscommon. These courses are available to employed fee-paying clients who wish to upskill for personal as well as professional development. In addition, unemployed clients are eligible through the local DSP/Intreo Office.


The training centre facilities consist of:

The GRETB Training Centre is conveniently located on bus routes from Galway City. Furthermore, there is ample car parking for all students.


We were invited onto The Keith Finnegan Show on Galway Bay FM yesterday to chat about Jobs Expo Galway. Jobs Expo's Kevin Branigan explains what it's all about.

STEM and Medtech are buoyant in Ireland. If you work in science, technology, engineering, maths or medtech, you won’t want to miss the opportunities available at the inaugural Jobs Expo Galway. Jobs Expo is Ireland’s leading careers fair, and our first Galway event takes place at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa on Saturday 11th February.

Ireland’s STEM and Medtech sectors are both growing. Ireland is the second highest employer of Medtech professionals in Europe and almost a third of us work for STEM-related companies. In addition, our medical technology sector is one of five global emerging hubs. As a result, many of the world’s top Medtech companies have a base here – generally in the West of Ireland.

As with all our career events, Jobs Expo Galway will feature a range of companies in a wide cross-section of industries – everything from sales, to professional services to hospitality and more. However, the event will also have a focus on STEM and Medtech. As well as scientists, engineers and programmers, these companies need all kinds of talent to help them grow.

Here are just some of the STEM and medtech companies taking part in Jobs Expo Galway.


Advant Medical specialise in medical device development and manufacturing solutions. Since 1993, they have delivered quality assured products and services to the medical device industry. The company has a team experienced in a variety of disciplines. These include of 3D printing and injection moulding as well as product development, contract manufacturing and packaging services.


Alere Inc. is a major global developer, manufacturer and marketer of advanced medical diagnostic products. They deliver reliable and actionable information through rapid diagnostic tests. Their products and services include tests to assist in the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases. In addition, they offer tests to assist in the diagnosis and management of cardiometabolic factors and conditions.


LotusWorks provides specialist engineers and technicians to customers in a number of sectors. These include the high technology industry as well as data centres and ICT; pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies; engineering and construction; food and beverage; and the medtech and medical device sector. The companies LotusWorks supports include Google; Intel; Boston Scientific; Pfizer and Zimmer.


MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. As a result, engineers and scientists worldwide rely on its products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development. Their products include MATLAB® for algorithm development, data analysis and visualisation as well as numeric computation. Another key product, Simulink® is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multi-domain dynamic and embedded systems. In addition, the company produces nearly 100 additional products for specialised tasks such as data analysis and image processing.


SiteMinder is a leading cloud platform for hotels. As a result, they empower hotels to attract, reach and convert guests across the globe. SiteMinder offers award-winning solutions for small independent hotels as well as hotel groups. SiteMinder began as an Australian start up and has since grown to become a major global force in travel technology.


Established in 2002, SL Controls has since grown to become an internationally recognised industry leader in equipment system integration and system support. They work with companies in the pharma, medical device, healthcare and food and beverage sectors. SL Controls offers companies innovative and cost-efficient solutions. These are in relation to automation, process analysis, validation and serialisation.


Surmodics offers advanced technologies which enable as well as enhance medical devices and in vitro diagnostics. The company acts as a collaborative strategic partner offering solutions to their clients. As a result, they help their clients go from concept to commercialisation faster by leveraging their proven experience. They improve patient lives and support customer objectives through technology innovation.


Transitions Optical was the first company to commercialise and manufacture plastic photochromic lenses. They are pioneers in light management. Their research and development professionals are continuously innovating: improving darkness, fade back speed, colour, responsiveness and indoor clarity. Furthermore, they are applying their technology to areas such as sports and leisure through partnerships with brands like Nike, Oakley and Lazer.


ZELTIQ® Aesthetics, Inc. is an American medical technology company. They develop and commercialise products utilizing their proprietary controlled-cooling technology platform. ZELTIQ’s CoolSculpting® system selectively reduces fat bulges that may not respond to diet or exercise. CoolSculpting is the number one non-invasive fat reduction procedure. It is available in over 70 countries and more than 3,500,000 patients undergone the treatment.




We are delighted to announce that Westmeath Community Development supports Jobs Expo.

Westmeath Community Development is a partnership that empowers people as well as communities to overcome disadvantage and enhance the quality of their lives.

The company was formed in 1993 to access funding under the LEADER II programme in order to carry out a programme of rural development throughout County Westmeath.

In 1996 it also become the Area Based Partnership for the County, and as such is qualified to deliver Local Development Social Inclusion programmes. This includes the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) page.

SICAP aims to reduce poverty and promote social inclusion and equality through local, regional and national engagement as well as collaboration.

Westmeath Community Development Projects

In addition, Westmeath Community Development is involved in a number of projects. These include the following:

If you are long-term unemployed, FIT ICT training can help you return to the workforce.

We are delighted to announce that FIT will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo Galway on Saturday 11th February 2017. FIT is an industry-led initiative committed to transforming the lives of marginalised jobseekers and disadvantaged communities through innovative ICT training courses. The initiative works in close collaboration with a number of bodies. Their primary partners in education and training include:

Supporting at-risk people and communities

FIT supports jobseekers at risk of, or already experiencing, long-term unemployment. They also work with early school leavers from disadvantaged communities.

As a result, they support the socio-economic transformation of marginalised jobseekers and disadvantaged communities. Firstly, they do this through offering innovative ICT training courses as a gateway to employment. FIT also develops and promotes technology-based programmes as well as career development opportunities. These are for jobseekers who have become detached from the labour market since Ireland has moved towards a knowledge-based economy.

Technologies now permeate across all industry sectors. Consequently, their work is now more crucial than ever. Therefore the initiative ensures that all jobseekers have the necessary skills to compete for new opportunities as they emerge.

Successfully assisting jobseekers

Established in 1999, FIT is a registered charity as well as a not-for-profit organisation. Since then, they have expanded substantially and now operate across the Republic of Ireland. In addition, they have recently commenced programmes in Northern Ireland under the banner FIT-NI.

To date, over 16,000 job seekers have completed their skills development programmes. Of this, in excess of 12,500 progressed into employment.

Recently the EU Commission cited FIT as one of the most effective employability initiatives in Europe.

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