Here at Jobs Expo, we are delighted to announce that the Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB) will be exhibiting at our Galway event on Saturday 22nd February 2020. If you are thinking of returning to education, upskilling or doing an apprenticeship, make sure to stop by their stand.


One of the largest training facilities in the West, the GRETB Training Centre provides an excellent range of full-time day courses and evening courses, as well as apprenticeships. They also offer community training programmes and blended learning.

Their course 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. All GRETB courses have a strong work placement element.

Day Courses

GRETB’s full-time day courses take place throughout the year. These courses 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. They also offer courses on cleanroom and packaging operations, logistics and distribution, and warehouse operations. Furthermore, there are day courses covering sports and recreation, beauty therapy and healthcare support.


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

Evening/Weekend Courses

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

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


Jobs Expo is delighted to announce that Ericsson will be returning to exhibit at the Galway Expo. Their recruitment team will be taking CVs from interested jobseekers on 22nd February at the Galmont Hotel & Spa. If you're eager to find a job in the IT and Communications sector then get your FREE TICKETS today!

About Ericsson

At Ericsson, you can be a game changer! Because working here isn’t just a deal. It’s a big deal. This means that you get to leverage our 140+ years of experience and the expertise of more than 95,000 diverse colleagues worldwide. As part of our team, you will help solve some of society´s most complicated challenges, enabling you to be ‘the person that did that.’ We’ve never had a greater opportunity to drive change; setting the bar for technology to be inclusive and accessible; empowering an intelligent, sustainable, and connected world.


Ericsson’s portfolio

Networks – We develop, deliver and manage telecommunication networks by providing hardware, software, and services to enable the full value of connectivity. From 5G and IoT to virtualization, we are supporting digital transformation for the next generation of mobile services.

Digital Services – Digitalisation is a powerful driver of change, transforming all aspects of business. Ericsson help service providers to embrace this change with network management and operations (OSS), revenue and customer management (BSS), communication services, core network and network functions virtualization (NFV), infrastructure, and application development and maintenance (ADM).

Managed Services – With managed services they create real value and business differentiation by taking an integrated approach covering all aspects of our customers’ businesses. By managing and optimizing telecom networks and IT operations with highly industrialized processes and a truly global delivery model, we enhance operators’ ability to meet – and exceed – consumer expectations.

Emerging Business – The company’s global team of researchers and developers are constantly improving today’s technology, working with leadership across core and emerging business areas. We build a continuous pipeline of opportunities by supporting, fostering, and incentivizing innovation in their incubation and business labs.


Career opportunities

Ericsson have lots of opportunities for undergraduates, graduates and for people early in their careers, and experienced professionals. 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, we’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, we’ve already gone beyond telecommunications, evolving into ICT, broadcasting, 4G IP and broader business consulting. It’s an exciting, intriguing proposition, not just for our customers but for our employees too.

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

Kirby Group Engineering are returning to recruit at Jobs Expo Galway. Their team will be discussing their roles and taking CVs on Saturday 22nd February at the Galmont Hotel & Spa. FREE tickets are available right here .

About Kirby Group Engineering

If you are looking for a new role in the industry, Kirby has a lot to offer. The company offers opportunities to build a sustainable career. In addition, you will gain industry experience on some of the largest and most complex engineering projects in Europe. Not to mention, access to cutting-edge technology and all this while having access to learning and development and mentoring to maximise your potential.

Kirby is a leading provider of high-value Mechanical and Electrical engineering contracting services. Their operations run in Ireland, the UK and Europe. Kirby directly employs 700+ highly-skilled professionals. These employees support the company in delivering full mechanical and electrical engineering contracting services. Additionally, they deliver specialist high voltage (HV) and medium voltage (MV) design and construction services across a range of sectors including data centres, life sciences, industrial manufacturing, substations & renewables and commercial.

A growing international company, Kirby has a number of exciting career opportunities available both at home and abroad.


Why work for Kirby?

Work on Leading-edge projects- Learning and Development –  A Career not a job - Progression – International industry experience –  Opportunity to give back through our award-winning CSR programme –

Kirby understands the key to success is people. They are committed to the wellbeing and development of each staff member. This commitment saw Kirby being awarded gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard and a global finalist in the best large employer category  2018.

They place a strong emphasis on training, development, and support. Furthermore, Kirby encourage all employees to upskill and progress. Kirby recognises that investing in and developing its staff is essential for the growth and success of the business.

This supportive environment ensures industry leading retention rates. Many of its senior team have been with Kirby since the start of their careers and developed and progressed over the years.

They place a strong emphasis on nurturing and supporting talent through its graduate and apprenticeship programmes. As a result, Kirby run a site management programme. This helps craft professionals to go on to become site managers and then project managers. Therefore, these programmes allow them to develop as the future leaders of Kirby.

CSR is an integral part of its business and it is deeply embedded within Kirby’s company culture. Kirby work hard to ensure its CSR activities have a significant and positive impact on the communities that they operate within.

Kirby is a community based organisation. While international in nature, its work is delivered locally with significant interaction with the communities they work within. At all times, they seek to increase community integration and promote a legacy of social diversity and inclusivity. They encourage employees to be CSR focused and support, through active involvement and financial contribution, community based initiatives which seek to build local infrastructure, support local needs and foster community integration.

Oksana Afonina is an accredited business and career coach with a decade of experience in the tech and gaming industries. She has spent the majority of her career in consulting and leadership roles in companies such as Google, Facebook and AppLovin. Oksana offers a unique perspective on how to manage and adapt to changes in a fast-moving environment in both the worlds of large tech companies and start-ups of different stages.

Her passion for coaching started over 10 years ago when she was going through the first big transition in her career. That coaching program provided Oksana with insights and techniques that supported and informed her decisions in unexpected and productive ways. Since then, she regularly works with coaches on various business challenges, furthered her education and obtained qualifications to help others in their professional development and growth. Oksana believes that everyone can benefit from coaching for the same reason they may take a yoga class instead of teaching themselves, or consult a golf pro to improve their game.

Oksana's coaching style is action-oriented, curious, supportive and focused on you and your goal. She is here to partner with you, connect the dots, and equip you with the tools to move to the next level.

Connect with Oksana on LinkedIn and learn more about her work at

Are you considering following a career into insurance? Meet RSA Group's recruitment team on Saturday 22nd February at the Galmont Hotel & Spa. They'll be talking to candidates and taking CVs throughout the day. Register for FREE entry right here.

About RSA

With a 300-year heritage, RSA is one of the world’s leading multinational insurance groups. Today, they employ around 23,000 people, serving 17 million customers in over 140 countries.

While their origins lie in London, RSA is a global company with businesses in both mature and emerging markets. They have major operations in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, Canada, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.

Their focus on general insurance delivers strong, profitable performance, even in the most challenging market conditions. In 2013, their net written premiums were £8.7bn.


At different times of each year, RSA welcomes people seeking to start their career in insurance through a range of entry-level roles including claims handlers and customer managers, graduate roles, internships and apprenticeships. RSA hasn't been successful for over 305 years by accident. They did it by bringing together the brightest people and enabling them to do their best every day for customers. If you’re self-motivated, curious and determined with strong people skills, we will help you achieve your true potential.


RSA recognizes that activities in general insurance have some impact on the environment. They believe that their performance is a well-recognized insurer, operating in 34 countries, will be measured not only by the profitability as a business but also their impact on the environment. As a major insurer of commercial, industrial and individual risks, they can use advanced underwriting and risk management techniques to help clients minimize the risk of incidents which adversely impact the environment. RSA seek to provide advice to customers and lobby on material issues for improved environmental standards.


Corporate Responsibility

At RSA they take their responsibility to manage the way our business affects the environment, people and communities seriously. Fundamentally, that means behaving responsibly and ethically as individuals and as a company. As a major insurer of commercial, industrial and individual risks, they can use their influence adding value to society while delivering commercial benefits. RSA has reported on environment and corporate responsibility (CR) since 1999.


Community and Charity

Being a responsible business is all about engaging with stakeholders and this applies equally to communities. Their community programme is about giving something back, helping people in need and supporting customers’ and employees’ local communities.


We're very excited to have HID Global back to recruit at Jobs Expo Galway. Their team will be talking to potential candidates and taking in CVs on Saturday 22nd February at the Galmont Hotel. Register for FREE ADMISSION today!


About HID Global

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world's people, places and things.

Every day millions of people in more than 100 countries use HID products and services to securely access physical and digital places. Over 2 billion things that need to be identified, verified and tracked are connected through HID Global’s technology. They make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely.

Furthermore, HID work with governments, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and some of the most innovative companies on the planet—helping them to create trusting and trusted physical and digital environments so that they and the people who use them can fulfil their potential. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 3,500 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. They currently have roles available in IT, Supply Chain, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Production, Engineering and Quality.

For more information, visit:

Why Should You Apply?

Excellent terms and conditions; training and development opportunities; work locally as part of a global team

Aggie Pulfer is a business, career and personal coach, who works with job seekers, seasoned professionals and small business owners in Ireland and beyond. Aggie started her professional coaching practice in 2015. She has devoted her spare time to helping others implement positive changes and make the best of their lives. In addition, she's still working full time and completing her Master’s Degree in Management and Personal Coaching at UCC.

With over 500 hours of coaching practice to date, several pieces of training and programs, engaging tools and assessments and unique personal approach, Aggie helps people prepare CVs, find jobs, get promoted and move workplaces regularly. Her work is values-based, people-centred and always tailored to individual needs.

If you would like to know more, please visit and get in touch.

Jobs Expo Galway will be running our Career Clinic all day in the Galmont Hotel & Spa. Get FREE career advice, CV and interview tips from professional career coaches. Register for tickets today here.

Hanna Walter, BA (Hons)in Business, is a certified Career and Business Coach. She is the founder of her "Inspiring Coaching" business and an event organizer of "My Business My Success" in Ireland for the Polish Community.


Her focus and mission is helping people discover their true potential. She offers advice that individuals can use to develop themselves and their career path. Hanna works with those who're starting their own business or wish to explore the possibility of finding a new or more meaningful career.


Hanna came to Ireland and knew immediately that she had to start her professional life from the very beginning. Furthermore, she understands what a career change means and realises the importance of satisfaction in our work.  Hanna believes that utilising our talents, strengths, and experiences we can reach our true potential.


Hanna can help you to discover Yourself and your Personal Brand. As a result, you can stand out from the crowd and develop your confidence and overall, give you a sense of fulfillment.


Hanna can be contacted by e-mail  or phone no. 0857519933

Are you eager to pursue a career in engineering? LotusWorks have joined the west's largest employment fair, Jobs Expo Galway. Their recruitment team will be taking CVs and job applications on 22nd February at the Galmont Hotel & Spa. Get tickets for FREE ADMISSION today!

LotusWorks – Who are they?

LotusWorks, engineering and technical experts, work with some of the world’s leading companies and household names. They have 30 years’ experience at the cutting-edge of various industries. Furthermore, their 500 staff across Ireland and the US gain exposure to the very latest technologies and innovations. Their people are at the heart of their business. Therefore, LotusWorks care about investing in them, their health and making sure they are happy as part of the team.


Careers – Who they hire?

People who love making a real difference and relish new challenges. If you enjoy putting your knowledge and experience into practice; you will love working with LotusWorks. Recognised as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for three consecutive years, LotusWorks employ people who want to be the best and work with the best. They strive for people who have a passion to understand the latest technologies and manufacturing processes which save and transform lives. The team are looking for future LotusWorker’s with an appetite to work in engineering and technical disciplines. Join their teams on the client sites - across Ireland & the US.

Galway Opportunities

· Controls Technician

· Process Technician

· Quality Technician

· Graduate CAD Technician

· Manufacturing Engineer

· Quality Engineer

· Validation Engineer

· Automation Engineer

· Mechanical Design Engineer


We're delighted to have Pale Blue Dot® Recruitment exhibit at our upcoming careers fair in Galway. Jobs Expo returns to the Galmont Hotel & Spa this February 22nd. This FREE EVENT will take place between 10am and 4pm. The Expo will feature a diverse line-up of employers looking to recruit, industry talks and career counsellors. Get your tickets here!


About Pale Blue Dot® Recruitment

Pale Blue Dot® Recruitment are recruitment professionals for the Medtech industry. Their team of highly motivated and professionally trained recruiters assist clients with their staffing needs. Furthermore, they provide qualified candidates with the opportunities they desire.

Typical positions they recruit for include technicians, engineers, supervisors, project managers, value stream managers, Supplier QA and Logistics Professionals for both large corporations, SMEs and start-ups.

As well as professional placements, they also provide staffing solutions for clients who require general operatives for permanent placement or temporary assignment.

Pale Blue Dot® Recruitment is the Resource for the Medtech workforce!

Next month Jobs Expo will return to the beautiful Galmont Hotel on 22nd February. In addition to companies looking to recruit, there will be the Career Clinic. Here is where jobseekers can talk 1 to 1 with professional career coaches about their CV and job prospects. Among our diverse line-up of Coaches is Dana Fülles from Dana Fülles Coaching.


About Dana

Dana is an accredited Executive and Life Coach and Trainer based in Cork City. She specialises in Life and Career Coaching for young professionals, students and expats. Her business Dana Fülles Coaching is dedicated to her clients' personal and professional growth, empowering them to go for what they really want.


Dana grew up in the Black Forest, Germany and followed her heart to Ireland in 2016. Having gone through several jobs, identity crises and tough decisions, she reset her compass and quit her 9-5 life. Now she helps others to find their very own life blueprint and make things happen. She is on a mission to enable people to make courageous and authentic decisions so they can move forward. In her coaching practice, Dana focuses on her clients' well-being and professional development by supporting and challenging them to nurture a growth mindset, set ambitious goals, overcome fear and live up to their strengths.


With many years of experience as a Performance Coach in a corporate setting and a Mentor for employees, students and expats, Dana also holds a Diploma in Executive and Life Coaching, a B.A. in Language and Cultural Studies and is the current Director of Projects for Junior Chamber Ireland in Cork.


Find out more about Dana on, contact her at and follow her on Facebook or Instagram After the event, individual sessions and coaching packages are available in English and German, in person or online.



Consultancy service providers, Tandem Project Management return to exhibit at Jobs Expo Galway. Their recruitment team will be looking for new talent throughout the day. Register for this FREE careers fair today and we'll see you on 22nd February at the Galmont Hotel & Spa.

About Tandem Project Management

Tandem Project Management provide collaborative, end-to-end consultancy services to life science, food, industrial and commercial clients. They work with clients in Ireland as well as the UK and Europe. They deliver projects from concept through to completion, and as a result, ensures that at each phase they understand and deliver their client’s needs.


Tandem’s Recruitment Service offers clients as well as candidates a superior quality recruitment service. Their recruitment arm evolved from their long-standing relationships with their clients. Therefore, they understand their technical requirements and their culture. In addition, they understand  the challenges their clients meet when it comes to recruiting the right people for their organisation.

For candidates, Tandem offers a discreet as well as professional service, taking time to understand their career aspirations and goals. Tandem’s values of integrity, professionalism and customer service to both candidates and clients offers a unique quality of service.

Tandem have several vacancies across all engineering disciplines. These include the following roles:

Recent clients

Tandem work with a range of multinational as well as local companies, including:

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