Are you hunting for a career in Pharmaceuticals, IT, Manufacturing or more? PE Global recruits for a wide range of diverse sectors. They will be talking to interested candidates about the roles they have on offer at Jobs Expo Galway. Meet the team on Saturday 8th September at the Salthill Hotel.

About the company

PE Global, a 100% Irish-owned resourcing company, specialise in offering customised recruitment solutions. The leading recruiter works with both companies and organisations in domestic as well as international markets. They have provided tailored recruitment services to projects of all sizes since 2005. They mould fruitful and durable partnerships with clients. Consequently, they can give them original and cost-effective solutions.

A technologically sharp company

PE Global is savvy to the technologies and technical requirements of the industries that they work in. This is due to the quality and experience of their people.

This is because their recruitment counsellors are committed to working to firm guidelines. They are also concentrated on consistent service enhancement.

As a result, they are an award winning recruitment agency. For a fourth consecutive year, they have won a Supplier Excellence Award from Kelly Services, Inc. This was due to their performance as a leading recruitment agency.

Industries and sectors

PE Global’s clients include SMEs as well as multinational corporations. They work with leading international companies in the following sectors:

PE Global has offices in London, Dublin and Cork.

We are delighted to have MetLife join Jobs Expo Galway once again. Their recruitment team will be exhibiting on Saturday 8th September at the Salthill Hotel.

Irish presence

The company’s Dublin office opened in 2006 with just ten employees. Since then, Dublin has become the operational headquarters of the company’s Western and Central Europe Region. Around 300 people in work at this office. Therefore, once the new campus is operational, MetLife in Ireland will have grown to more than 500 employees. The Galway campus will support MetLife’s digital and innovation potential.

In 2017, the company officially celebrated the opening their new Global Technology Campus in Galway. MetLife are still looking for talented IT professionals for the new location. They hope to enhance communications via digital innovation in Ireland and around the world.

Career opportunities

There's a broad range of career opportunities in the following areas:

MetLife is an equal opportunity employer. Consequently, they ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law.

Global influence

MetLife has over 145 years of experience as well as a strong presence in nearly 50 countries.

The company offers life, accident and health insurance, in addition to retirement and savings products. They work with families and corporations as well as governments. The company has approximately 100 million customers worldwide. In addition, they serve more than 90 of the top 100 FORTUNE 500® companies in the United States.

Today, in a statement released by IDA Ireland, Abbott have announced a major expansion for their Donegal manufacturing facility. This development will result in the creation of 500 new jobs over the next number of years. This news comes ahead of our upcoming Jobs Expo Galway; subsequently, Abbott will be one of the exhibitors on the day. They are recruiting for a wealth of positions at the Salthill Hotel on September 8th, 2018. Register your place now for this free event and chat with Abbott in person about your future.

Abbott opened their plant in Lurganboy near Donegal town in 2006 to manufacture the worldwide supply of their FreeStyle brands of blood glucose test strips which are used in conjunction with blood glucose monitoring meters. As a result, the facility is a Centre of Excellence for blood glucose monitoring.

Who are Abbott?

A diverse, global healthcare company, Abbott discover, develop, manufacture and market diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals. The company currently employs nearly 99,000 people in over 150 countries.

In Ireland, they employ almost 3,000 people across 9 locations. As well as Donegal, this company also runs manufacturing facilities in Clonmel, Cootehill, Longford, and Sligo. Additionally, they have commercial and support operations in Dublin and shared services in Dublin and Westport. Abbott serves the Irish market with a diverse range of healthcare products and has been operating here since 1946.


Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation Heather Humphreys said: ‘The Government has been working hard to ensure we have the right conditions in place to encourage job creation outside of our urban centres, and this is another positive signal that our pro-business policies are bearing fruit in Ireland’s regions.’

Meanwhile, IDA Ireland’s Executive Director Mary Buckley stated ‘This expansion of Abbott Diabetes Care, and the 500 jobs it will create in the coming years, is terrific news for Donegal and the North West which is a key area of focus for us. It demonstrates the company’s deep commitment to the Donegal site.’

We are happy to have Production Equipment Ltd join us once again for Jobs Expo Galway. Their recruitment team will be looking to recruit talented individuals on 8th September at the Salthill Hotel.

About Production Equipment

Production Equipment Europe was established in 1983 by directors John Doyle and Tom Keady. The company offers a service supplying tools, equipment, safety and consumable products of the highest standard to clients in the electronics and industrial, manufacturing and services sectors. Over the years, the company has gained a first class reputation for sales and service support throughout the industry.

Today, Production Equipment employs more than one hundred staff across Ireland and Europe. The majority, having been with the company from an early stage. This core group of management have in excess of 100 years of combined experience. As a result, Production Equipment Europe has an unparalleled reputation for consistent, quality service.

Customer Focus and Convenience

Production Equipment Europe has a highly qualified and customer-orientated team of sales and service representatives. Whether based at one of their company offices or an external sales or service engineer, their team can guarantee rapid response to customer requests anywhere in Ireland or European markets.

In addition, the company has an online store offering over 35,000 products.

Furthermore, the company offers a “One Stop Shop Facility.” Production  Equipment Europe offers hundreds of different categories of tools, equipment and consumables from a single point of contact. As a result, they can dramatically reduce the amount of paperwork, goods receiving activity and validation that plague large manufacturing sites.


The Production Equipment Group is a single source supplier of product and services to industry with a client base made up of the world’s leading companies. They strive to provide service excellence to all their customers. In order to achieve this they recruit extremely talented and skilled staff. The Production Equipment team is made up of many talented individuals from around the world.

Are you interested in pursuing a career within the seafood industry? Bord Iascaigh Mhara will be exhibiting, and promoting courses, at Jobs Expo Galway. If you want to learn more about BIM, meet them on 8th September at the Salthill Hotel.

About Bord Iascaigh Mhara

BIM helps to develop the Irish Seafood Industry. They provide technical expertise, business support and funding. In addition, they offer training and promoting responsible environmental practice. Furthermore, they promote careers in the Irish catching, fish farming and seafood processing sectors. BIM offer training to new entrants and enhance the skills of existing practitioners.

BIM, as the leading provider of Training & Education for the seafood industry, has developed over 30 courses that accommodate the requirements of the sector. These courses range from Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Level 3 courses for beginners to QQI Level 6 Awards covering Safety Managements Systems for the seafood processing sector. BIM operates the National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI) from locations in Greencastle, Co. Donegal and Castletownbere, Co. Cork and provides locally delivered training on the BIM mobile Coastal Training Units.

 Training with BIM

BIM’s Training Strategy 2018 to 2020 looks to provide SKILLS Development Services that will deliver a structured career path through the provision of life long, accredited learning to create a professional, educated talent pool for the sector. The long-term viability of the Irish seafood sector relies on attracting and retaining a highly-trained and educated workforce. It needs to increase its attractiveness to new entrants and provide a structured lifelong career path will attract and retain talent.

The following key initiatives are available in BIM’s strategy to professionalise the sector, including:

BENEFITS accruing to the seafood sector will mean



Today (16th July 2018), Med-tech Corporation, Cerner announced 50 new Research and Development-based roles for their Dublin Intellectual Property team. These new vacancies will be filled by software engineers, software architects, designers, and data visualisation developers – all with different levels of experience. Successful candidates will receive training on technology tools. This includes development in different programming languages, big data and Internet of Things technologies, and the Agile Software Development methodology.

Who is Cerner?

Based in Kansas, Missouri, Cerner is an American supplier of health information technology, services, devices, and hardware. Originally, Cerner was founded in 1979 by Neal Patterson, Paul Gorup, and Cliff Illig. At the time, they were colleagues at Arthur Andersen. Initially, they went under 'PGI & Associates'; however, this was changed to Cerner in 1984, when they rolled out their first system, PathNet. After going public in 1986, Cerner's client base grew to 250 sites by 1990. Over the years, Cerner acquired a number of companies and technologies. Their global reach continued to expand. In fact, in 2015, they were one of several companies awarded a 10-year, $4.3 billion contract to overhaul and manage the electronic health records for the US Department of Defense.

Nowadays, Cerner has 24,000+ employees worldwide, including a continually expanding team in their Dublin office. Opened since 2007, this Irish base is the centre for Cerner’s European support operations, alongside an Irish consulting team.

Cerner in Ireland

The Irish subdivision of Cerner will develop eHealth systems and will work with the HSE to deliver the national Maternity and Newborn Clinical Management System. When implemented, this will connect all 43 HSE laboratories across the country. Ultimately providing much needed support to improve the delivery of diagnostic lab medicine. Other areas assisted will be healthcare quality and efficiency in the Irish healthcare system, with the goal of providing a better patient experience.

The project Cerner is developing in Ireland will initially focus on developing predictive algorithms to run on Cerner’s platform, HealtheIntentSM. The aim is to help clients proactively manage health and improve the well-being of communities. These advancements enable a shift from reactive care to proactive health.


Speaking about the announcement, Matthew Pickett, Senior Director and General Manager for Cerner Ireland, commented. ‘Projects resulting from this new investment, supported by IDA Ireland, will enable the delivery of smarter, better care for citizens and healthier populations across the globe.’

Aiden Malone, Cerner's Senior Director for Population Health, added: ‘Population health is about taking responsibility for managing the overall health and wellbeing of a defined population and being accountable for the health outcomes of that population. It’s about how we can move from treating conditions to preventing them from happening in the first place.’

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We are excited to see Transitions Optical return to Jobs Expo Galway. The Photochromic lenses producer is looking to recruit in areas of IT, marketing and operations. Their team will be exhibiting on Saturday 8th September at the Salthill Hotel.

Transitions Optical’s Photochromic lenses

Transitions Optical was the first company to commercialise as well as manufacture plastic photochromic lenses. These are also called adaptive lenses as they automatically darken when in ultraviolet light. When there is no UV, such as indoors and at night, the lenses fade back to their original state.

Overview of Transitions Optical

Established in 1990, Transitions Optical is a pioneer in light management. The company’s innovative lenses help people by enhancing their vision and the way they perceive light. The company’s research and development professionals aim to create a better experience for anyone who wears spectacles.

The company’s adaptive eyewear comes in the widest selection of designs and materials. Transitions Optical does this through partnerships with leaders is the optical industry. Furthermore, the company is applying its technology to areas such as sports and leisure through partnerships with brands like Nike, Oakley and Lazer. Consequently, Transitions Optical make the number-one recommended photochromic lenses worldwide.

Transitions Optical jobs

Transitions Optical has a centre of excellence in Tuam and its global marketing office in Dublin. The company is recruiting for roles in research and development, engineering, marketing and other disciplines.

The company offers an attractive benefits package as well as great opportunities for personal and professional development. In addition, employees have opportunities for career growth in an agile and collaborative environment that values ideas and diversity.

Transitions Optical has consistently scored at the top end of the scale for employee engagement. For four consecutive years, the company has won a Gallup® Great Workplace Award.


We are excited to have Ericsson exhibiting at our upcoming Jobs Expo Galway event. Meet the global IT company on Saturday 8th September at the Salthill Hotel.

About Ericsson

Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers, with about 40% of the world’s mobile traffic carried through their networks. They enable the full value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services. These features are easy to manage making their customers successful in a fully connected world. For more than 140 years, Ericsson’s ideas, technology and people have helped changed the world.


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Career opportunities

Ericsson have lots of opportunities for undergraduates, graduates and for people early in their careers. In every case, the message is the same: connect with Ericsson for a fantastic development experience. Whether you join for an Internship or on one of the organisation’s more advanced Leadership Programs, they’ll help you grow and fulfill your potential.

As a business, Ericsson are constantly exploring new technologies, new industry sectors, new areas of innovation. In many areas of the organisation, they’ve already gone beyond telecommunications, evolving into ICT, broadcasting, 4G IP and broader business consulting. It’s an exciting, intriguing proposition, not just for the customers but for their employees too.

Ericsson careers in areas such as engineering, computer science, IT, human resources, sales, marketing and much more.

Good news for jobseekers based in the Northwest. Phibro Animal Health Corporation has announced plans to establish a biotech facility in Sligo. This new plant will be based in the IDA Ireland Finisklin Business Park, and create up to 150 jobs over 5 years.

Company Background

Phibro manufactures and markets animal health and nutrition products for poultry, swine, cattle, dairy and aquaculture customers. Last year, the company had $764 million in sales in over 65 countries. Employing 1,400 people globally, Phibro is a publicly traded company headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey, United States. This Sligo plant is the company’s first biologicals manufacturing location in Europe.

The new manufacturing facility will initially focus on producing Phibro’s line of vaccines for the treatment of a range of poultry diseases. However, there are future plans to expand production to include vaccines for livestock and aquaculture.


Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D, commented on Ireland’s Life Sciences capability in the North West. This project builds on a series of new IDA projects announced for Sligo and elsewhere in the region: ‘The Government is tirelessly working to achieve job creation in locations which are away from the main cities, and this new biotech facility in Sligo is testament that the policy is working.’

Jack Bendheim, Phibro’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, ‘The creation of Phibro Ireland marks an important milestone in our development as a leading global player in the animal health biological market.’

This jobs announcement for the region is one of many in recent months. Other companies setting up in the Northwest include Abtran, E3 Retail, and Live Tiles.

Jobs Available

The roles being filled will include management, quality analysis, quality control, regulatory, engineering, operators, and maintenance staff. For more information, email


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Galway-based Returnship Programme

Medical technologies and solutions company, Medtronic, has established a six-month paid, return-to-work programme. It’s target is women who have taken a break from their engineering careers and now wish to return. At the Research & Development Department in Medtronic Parkmore Galway, engineers are involved in developing cutting edge medical products to improve healthcare globally.

Job Specs

Engineers will be hired on fixed term contracts, with the possibility of gaining full-time permanent contracts after six months. This professional engineering programme provides development, networking, and project opportunities for women.

Applicants will be able to refresh technical skills, participate in professional development and receive mentoring support. Positions are in the R&D team and will include a variety of engineering roles within new product development.

Who Medtronic is looking for:

About Medtronic

Medtronic plc, headquartered in Dublin, is among the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic employs more than 84,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in approximately 160 countries. In Ireland, Medtronic has facilities in Dublin, Galway and Athlone. The company is focused on collaborating with stakeholders around the world to take healthcare.

How to apply

Medtronic will accept applications for this role until July 7th 2018. Submit CVs and a cover letter to with ‘Careers 2.0 programme’ in the subject box.


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