Jobs Expo Cork has come and gone. If you missed it, here's your November Jobs Expo Cork Video Roundup. We had a very busy day on Saturday at UCC. Don't forget Jobs Expo Galway returns on 24th February 2018.

Isle of Man Government

First of all, our very own Kevin Branigan chatted to Elissa of the Isle of Man Government about jobs and opportunities on the island.

An Garda Síochána

We also found out about An Garda Síochána's recruitment drive.

Laya Healthcare

Want to find out about working for Laya Healthcare? We did! Therefore, we chatted to them!


In addition, we chatted to Kevin Teers of FMI who told us about working with them.


Finally, Kevin also chatted to Damien Keane of PhoneWatch to find out about careers with the company.

We have a slew of great talks on this Saturday's Agenda Stage. Here is the Jobs Expo Cork seminar list. Don't forget, the seminars are first-come-first-served. Therefore, make a note of the seminars you want to attend and get in early.

Your Cork seminars include:

Stay up to date with all the Jobs Expo news

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Thousands of jobs in Canada on offer, as well as careers in An Garda Siochana, the National Ambulance Service and a host of national and international companies on offer at Cork jobs fair this weekend. Companies to include Laya Healthcare, PhoneWatch, Abtran and PE Global as well as the Isle of Man Government and more.

Up to 30 leading employers and educators as well as professional development experts are taking part at the Autumn Jobs Expo Cork this coming Saturday UCC's Devere Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn.

Jobs Expo Cork takes place this Saturday in the city with a host of local, national and international employers. The event, which runs at UCC's Devere Hall from 10am to 4pm, will feature 30 employers and exhibitors, and also free talks and seminars - plus free career advice. The event is free-of-charge to attend for those who register on

Cork's busy economy

“Cork attracts a multitude of big name multinationals as well as Irish companies. In fact, the Cork-Kerry region has the lowest unemployment rate in the country. As a result, there is healthy competition and demand for skilled candidates in the city and county", says Jobs Expo's Bronagh Cotter. "This Saturday's Jobs Expo will have a great mix of local and international companies eager to meet skilled professionals. Our exhibitors are literally A to Z, with companies as diverse as AbbVie and Zevas as well as new public service jobs with An Garda Síochána and the National Ambulance Service both taking part".

Great news for those looking to work in Canada

Canada released 10,700 new work permits for young Irish citizens earlier this month. They are available to people between the ages of 18 and 35 and are split into three categories: Firstly, Working Holiday permits (7,700); Young Professionals permits (2,500); and finally, International 'Co-Op' permits (500) for those who have been granted an internship. "We'll have the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, a major Canadian province, exhibiting and seeking to meet people at this Saturday's event - it's the ideal way to meet these people face to face and make an impression", says Bronagh.

Work for An Garda Siochana or the National Ambulance Service

With a major recruitment drive announced in the recent budget by Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe, An Garda Síochána are now recruiting for an additional 800 Gardaí in 2018, as well as an additional 500 civilians. "Again, Garda recruitment specialists will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo Cork this Saturday. There is no better way to get more information about these vacancies than meeting them on the day", says Bronagh.

Specialised zones

Jobs Expo Cork will be divided into five separate zones to make it easier for attendants to find the companies and jobs that interest them the most. The dedicated areas include:

The bi-annual event will also include free career advice as well as a series of industry seminars. The Career Clinic will offer free career coaching from a team of qualified career counsellors while the Agenda Stage will offer free, topical talks by industry insiders. These will include job-seeking skills, PPD’s life-changing therapies, and living and working in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Jobseekers can register for free admission by visiting


Date: Saturday 25th November 2017
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Devere Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn, UCC
Entrance fee: FREE
Register at:


Bronagh Cotter
Jobs Expo Ireland
Tel: (01) 531 1280 / 087 646 3175


Here are your the Jobs Expo Cork career coaches... As well as a wide variety of companies recruiting at the event, there's free professional development advice at the Career Clinic. Here is a rundown of the professional development experts taking part in the Career Clinic. They will be on hand to assist with issues like CV writing, interview skills and changing career direction.

Stay up to date with all the Jobs Expo news

To receive news and updates about jobs in Ireland directly into your inbox, sign up to our newsletters by visiting follow the signup to our newsletter instructions. In addition, you can register for Jobs Expo Galway, Dublin or Cork visit

You can also download our app for iPhone and Android phones.

Time for the Jobs Expo Cork exhibitor list... We're getting ready for Jobs Expo Cork at UCC’s Devere Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday. As well as a slew of companies recruiting at the event, there's free professional development advice at the Career Clinic. In addition, we have a range of free seminars on the Agenda Stage.


Medtech, IT, retails, public services and more - here's the exhibitor list for Jobs Expo Cork.

Stay up to date with all the Jobs Expo news

To receive news and updates about jobs in Ireland directly into your Inbox, sign up to our newsletters by visiting follow the signup to our newsletter instructions. In addition, you can register for Jobs Expo Galway, Dublin or Cork visit

You can also download our app for iPhone and Android phones.

Looking for Poppulo jobs? We are proud to announce that software innovators Poppulo will be exhibiting as well as recruiting at Jobs Expo Cork. Jobs Expo Cork takes place on Saturday 25th November at UCC's Devere Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn.

About Poppulo

Poppulo is the all-in-one internal communications software platform. The company provides all the tools companies need to create, publish and measure as well as improve employee communications. As a result, Poppulo transforms internal communications and helps create more connected, aligned and successful organisations around the world. They are the leading vendor of sophisticated communication software designed specifically for the needs of internal communicators within large enterprises across the globe.

Poppulo began life as Newsweaver. The company started small, but trebled over four years from 2012. They also opened offices in the USA. After that, the company rebranded as Poppulo.

Over 400 blue-chip and FTSE 100 organisations throughout the world use Poppulo’s software. Consequently, they help many leading institutions inform and engage as well as inspire their employees. Their customers include:


Poppulo was named a Great Place to Work in 2015, 2016 and 2017. They are also are one of the fastest growing technology companies in Ireland. Therefore, working for Poppulo offers professionals an opportunity to join an exceptional group of people who are transforming the industry with their product and services. They also offer significant benefits to their employees:

Thinking of returning to education or upskilling? Ireland's part-time and evening course database,, will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo Cork on Saturday 25th November. is Ireland’s leading online education database offering part-time and evening classes as well as adult education courses. Their database has course options from hundreds of educational institutes across Ireland. They link students to courses, colleges and educational institutions.

Want to upskill?

Do you want to kickstart your career, take it to the next level, change industry, learn a new skill or take up a hobby? Then is your answer. They have Ireland’s biggest selection of courses, plus information on colleges, expert guidance and advice.

Upskilling does not always mean a college degree. You need to consider your goals, the skills most needed in the industry you want to work in, as well as your professional experience before deciding on a course. helps to streamline the search process. Furthermore, they work closely with educational institutions to make sure they offer the latest information on courses.

Education Providers

Interest in continuing education and lifelong learning is growing. Because of that, over 6,000 people use every day to search for courses. As Ireland’s most popular course search database, they help colleges and educators to connect with students. Educational institutions can showcase their courses as well as their successes and benefits.

Interested in Eli Lilly jobs? We are proud to announce that Eli Lilly will be exhibiting as well as recruiting at Jobs Expo Cork. The event takes place on Saturday 25th November 2017 at Devere Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn in UCC.


In 1876, Colonel Eli Lilly in Indianapolis founded Eli Lilly and Company. The Colonel was a pharmaceutical chemist and a veteran of the US Civil War. At the time, medicine was often ineffective or badly made. He decided to prepare high quality medicines, based on the best scientific research. He also decided that doctors should dispense his medications, not travelling salesmen.

Colonel Lilly laid down the foundations that are at the core of the company that bears his name. Eli Lilly focuses on the quality of their products as well as the discovery and development of new and better medicines.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Eli Lilly is one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical manufacturers. It was also the first company to mass-produce penicillin, the polio vaccine and insulin. The company has a global workforce of more than 41,000 people.

Eli Lilly in Cork

In July 2010, Eli Lilly chose Cork as the location for the company’s European Shared Services. The centre is located in Eastgate Business Park in Little Island. This Cork operation has over 350 employees. This was part of a strategy to gain efficiencies in areas of finance.

Since then, the Cork operation grew to covers areas such as Global Travel and Meeting Services, HR, Data Operations and Customer Meeting Services. In addition, Cork recently added Medical Information, Global Customer Operations and a Content Management Hub to their services. As a result, Eli Lilly in Cork works is a Global Business Solutions operation and a Centre of Excellence to achieve overall Eli Lilly objectives.

Eli Lilly in Cork is a diverse company with over 30 nationalities contributing to their success. The company’s core values are Excellence, Integrity and Respect for People.

Expansion in Kinsale

In May this year, Eli Lilly announced plans to expand its manufacturing site in Kinsale. This will create hundreds of new jobs in addition to the 500 people already employed by the company in Kinsale.



Want to know more about the Noel Group before Jobs Expo Cork? We chatted to Tracey Scott, Regional Operations Manager for the Group and quizzed her for information.

You have a number of divisions and specialisms. Which ones will be attending Jobs Expo Cork?

In Cork, our consultants will be recruiting for Hospitality, Healthcare, Industrial, Logistics, Warehousing, Call Centre, Construction, Retail, Office and Secretarial. We will of course be delighted to all candidates regardless of the sector in which they wish to work.

What do you think are the 3 most important factors that set the Noel Group apart?

Firstly, I would say the longevity of the Noel Group indicates the level of experience that has be gained over such a sustained period. In addition, our network of branch offices nationwide enables Noel to offer our services in both city and rural locations. Finally, it would be our ability to provide and payroll large numbers of temporary workers on a daily basis from any of our branch locations.

How has recruitment changed in the 27 years of the Noel Group’s history?

The main difference would be the way in which we search for and attract candidates. We have had to embrace the age of Social Media and Digital Marketing, in order to engage with our candidates.

What kind of candidates are you hoping to meet at Jobs Expo Cork?

We will be looking for candidates who are actively looking for either temporary or permanent employment in any sector.

Before attendees meet you at Jobs Expo Cork is there any preparation they should do?

The best advice would be to have a clear idea of what type of work you are looking for and to have researched the necessary qualifications and experience these roles will require. I cannot stress enough the need for setting realistic goals that match the education, training and experience of the candidate for the role they hope to secure.

What should they bring?

The crucial element would be a current CV which includes all personal contact details, qualifications and previous work experience. Furthermore, another important part of our registration will require two or three references. These can be taken from previous employers, work experience, or voluntary and educational references for those candidates that have recently entered the employment market.

Can you tell us about some of the courses offered through Skills Team Training Services?   

We currently offer a variety of courses including bespoke training courses. Some of the courses on offer at present include Food Safety, Manual Handling, Patient Handling courses, Safe Pass, Fire Warden, IOSH Certificate in Working Safely, Customer Care, Infection Prevention and Control and Elder Abuse.

Noel Retail is your newest division. What kinds of retail opportunities does this division cover?

Noel Retail works with clients across a broad spectrum of retails sectors including Food, Furniture, Pharmacy, Fashion, Beauty and Motor to name just a few.



We are proud to announce that PPD will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo Cork this November. Our Cork event takes place on Saturday 25th November at Devere Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn, UCC.

About PPD

PPD is a leading global contract research organisation. They provide comprehensive, integrated drug development, as well as laboratory and lifecycle management services. Their clients and partners include those in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device sectors, as well as academic and government organisations. With offices in 47 countries and approximately 20,000 professionals worldwide, PPD offers innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality. As a result, they help clients and partners bend the cost and time curve of drug development to deliver life-changing therapies that improve health.

Helping to deliver life-changing therapies

PPD began in 1985 as a one-person consulting firm. Today it is a leading global contract research organization (CRO). Since 1985, PPD has had a commitment to consistent quality and execution, as well as exceptional customer-aligned service and constant innovation to speed the overall execution of clinical trials.


PPD recognises the importance of working in an exciting and stimulating environment. They also understand the need to take care of employees and invest in their growth and development. Therefore they encourage employees to take ownership of reaching their goals and to demonstrate creativity and innovation. They also value teamwork, camaraderie and enthusiasm.

The CRO industry is exciting, yet demanding and competitive. PPD works hard for their clients, and delivers consistent, quality results. In return, they realise the need to balance busy work lives with personal lives to achieve successful results. They encourage team-building activities in the workplace and offer various events through their social committees. For certain positions, they offer home-based opportunities and flexible working hours.

The company is growing, and it is their vision to be the global leader in the industry, based on consistent quality and execution, exceptional customer-aligned service and constant innovation.

We are proud to announce that Zevas will be exhibiting as well as recruiting for jobs at Jobs Expo Cork. The event takes place on Saturday 25th November at the UCC Conference Centre.

About Zevas

Zevas, established in 2001, is a leading provider of outsourced customer contact solutions. The company supports a wide range of companies across Europe and North America. They work with clients in a number of industries, from telecommunications to financial services. Their highly skilled staff and technological solutions enables companies to interact with their customers when and where they need them. This includes over the phone, by VoIP, email or on the web, delivered as a tailored solution for each clients’ specific business needs.

Service excellence

Zevas pursues excellence in all their services. They believe that their employees’ passion and enthusiasm drives their success. Therefore the company maximises potential through effective employee selection as well as continuous training and development. In addition, they continuously evaluate and introduce emerging best international practices as well as technologies.

The company is currently looking for new talent to join their team, and offers exciting career opportunities and competitive salaries to the right candidates.

Con Lehane, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

During his tenure with Zevas, Con Lehane has been at the driving force of the company’s success. As chief Executive Officer, he oversees the strategic direction of the company in Ireland as well as in the US and Spain. He uses a hands-on approach in the relentless pursuit of improving the client service experience.

Con continuously pursues initiatives designed to achieve greater operating efficiencies across the company. This helps solidify Zevas’ position as a leader in outsourced customer contact solutions in Europe and the US. He has developed a solid leadership team by exemplifying vision, dedication, knowledge, enthusiasm and compassion, as well as forging the path to continued growth.

We are very pleased to announce that Travel Counsellors will be exhibiting as well as recruiting at Jobs Expo Cork. Our Cork event takes place on Saturday 25th November 2017 at Devere Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn, University College Cork.

About Travel Counsellors

Travel Counsellors is not like any other travel company. They put the customer back at the heart of their travel experience. As a result, they create the perfect travel experiences for every customer, every time. Furthermore, this approach has allowed Travel Counsellors to build an unrivalled customer satisfaction score and amazing repeat business.

Join a successful travel company

If you’d like to sell travel with the world’s best-loved travel company, here’s what they can offer you.

At Travel Counsellors, they have been empowering people to start their own travel businesses for over 20 years. They are a very successful travel home-working company. They are also part of a major global group with operations in seven countries:

Travel Counsellors recruit only the most professional people who are dedicated and passionate about travel. In addition, they assist, encourage and support individuals to build and develop their very own travel businesses from home.

The business model is simple. Firstly, Travel Counsellors head office delivers an exceptional administration and back office support to its international network of Travel Counsellors. This, therefore, leaves you you free to deliver exceptional front-end customer service to your clients.

Never worked in travel before? Then join their Academy Training Programme to become a travel professional running your own business, with the help of an established company!


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