November Jobs Expo Cork Video Roundup

Here’s your November Jobs Expo Cork Video Roundup

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.

Jobs Expo Cork Seminar List

The Agenda Stage: Here’s the Jobs Expo Cork Seminar List

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:

  • Canada’s East: Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Gaining your competitive advantage in the job market
  • Working with Laya Healthcare
  • PPD’s life-changing therapies

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Jobs Expo Cork

Thousands of jobs at home and abroad at Saturday’s Jobs Expo Cork

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 Jobs Lab – medtech and STEM jobs
  • The Digital City – opportunities for computer and IT specialists
  • The Mall – jobs in sales, retail and related areas
  • Go Global – career opportunities overseas
  • The Campus – education, training and upskilling opportunities

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


Cork Career Coaches

Meet the Cork Career Coaches for this Saturday’s Jobs Expo

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.

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Jobs Expo Cork exhibitor list

Here’s your Jobs Expo Cork exhibitor list for Saturday 25 November

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

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

Poppulo jobs

Poppulo jobs: Meet this leading Irish software company at Jobs Expo Cork

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:

  • AON
  • Barclays
  • Comcast
  • Nike
  • Shell
  • Vodafone
  • Zurich


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:

  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Company share scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • PRSA and healthcare
  • Top of the range toolset
  • Opportunity to grow
  • Great working environment
  • Top notch sports and social events
  • Lots of good food and snacks

Need to upskill? joins Jobs Expo Cork

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.

Eli Lilly jobs

Eli Lilly jobs: Meet this global pharma giant at Jobs Expo Cork

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.



Noel Group jobs

Noel Group Jobs: Tracey Scott talks to us before Jobs Expo Cork

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.




Global contract research organisation PPD joins Jobs Expo Cork

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.

Zevas jobs

Zevas to recruit at this November’s Jobs Expo Cork

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.

Travel Counsellors

Meet Travel Counsellors at Jobs Expo Cork this November

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:

  • Ireland
  • UK
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • UAE
  • Australia
  • South Africa

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!


Noel Group

Noel Group: Find out about their specialisms before Job Expo Cork

We are proud to announce that the Noel Group will be exhibiting as well as recruiting at Jobs Expo Cork. As one of Ireland’s largest recruitment agencies, the Group has a number of specialisms and divisions. Here is a brief overview of these.

About the Noel Group

With over 27 years’ experience and an award-winning heritage, the Noel Group is one of Ireland’s leading recruitment agencies. The Group has industry specific brands and related service businesses, and they operate out of 12 locations nationwide. As a result, Noel Group is the ideal total recruitment solutions partner.

The Noel Group’s clients value the exceptional quality, reliability and cost effectiveness of their service, as well as their expert advice and innovative approach. Their specific company divisions provide temporary and permanent candidates – from shop floor to top floor. In addition, they offer a full range of industry specific training and HR services.

The Noel Group has grown to deliver these business solutions to sectors as diverse as hospitality, healthcare, retail, driving, industrial, accountancy, office, secretarial, sales, marketing, IT, banking and finance in Ireland.


The Group’s Hospitality division is Ireland’s premier hospitality recruitment brand. Noel Group have a proud reputation earned by consistently delivering excellence to clients and candidates. Their team of specialist consultants combine a hospitality background with an in-depth sectoral knowledge.

Noel Healthcare

Noel Healthcare is Ireland’s only healthcare brand providing a complete clinical and non-clinical recruitment solution nationwide. They recruit for both the public to the private hospital sector as well as long stay to homestay care. Furthermore, their Healthcare Consultants place candidates for various disciplines. These include nurses, medical doctors, allied health professionals, social care workers, healthcare assistants, home care assistants, carers, and recovery support workers, as well as social carers and non-clinical executives.

Noel Industrial

The award-winning Noel Industrial supplies all levels of staff across the sector. Assignments range from placing one temporary member of staff for one day to hundreds of warehouse operatives on an on-going basis. The Group’s Industrial division offers on-site Account Managers (if required), interviews, monitoring performance, weekly payroll, upkeep of training records as well as starter packs to HR before going on-site.

Noel Driving

Noel Driving is a specialist division of the Noel Group. They provide services to a broad range of distribution companies from SMEs to large multinationals. They supply both temporary and permanent experienced drivers, and also offer a full outsourced solution through their network of experienced service providers.

Skills Team Training Services

The Noel Group’s training arm, Skills Team Training Services, provide courses ranging from entry level compliance training to internationally recognised and accredited courses. These are across Industrial, Hospitality and Healthcare sectors and support both clients and candidates. Skills Team Training Services are available on-site as well as in classroom at one of the Group’s dedicated training centres in Dublin, Naas, Limerick, Waterford and Cork. They are also available online on their recently launched training website. All courses are available to book at

Skills Team Employment Services along with Seetec and the Department of Social Protection (DSP) delivers JobPath across Dublin. JobPath is a new employment stimulation initiative. It caters mainly for people who are long-term unemployed to support them to secure full-time paid employment or self-employment.

Skills Team Employment Services brings over 27 years of experience in recruitment, delivering excellence to clients as well as candidates. Noel Group has evolved from one of Ireland’s largest recruitment agencies and they are extremely proud of their reputation. Therefore, they aim to use their extensive recruitment experience to effect positive and sustainable change in the lives of those they support through JobPath.

Noel Construction

Noel Construction is the specialist construction recruitment division of the Noel Group. They recruit for construction jobs in Dublin and across Ireland. This new division offers clients a range of construction staffing solutions. This includes permanent, temporary and contract positions in addition to providing in-house specialist training relevant to the construction sector.

Noel Retail

The Noel Group’s newest addition is Noel Retail. This is a specialist retail recruitment provider, sourcing and placing quality candidates in retail businesses across the country. Noel Retail was recently shortlisted for ‘Best Recruitment Provider’ in the 2017 Checkout National Retail Supplier Awards.

Orange Recruitment

Founded in 2002, Orange Recruitment is a name associated with recruitment excellence. Orange was the first agency to seek and receive ISO accreditation in Ireland and has successfully retained this accreditation ever since. Orange Recruitment offers a tailored recruitment and payroll solution services to the public sector and semi-state bodies as well as private companies.

Ascension Executive Recruitment

Another relatively new recruitment brand to join the Noel Group portfolio is Ascension Executive Recruitment. This specialist brand places senior candidates across a range of industries. Ascension places a variety of roles across C-Suite, Director, Head of Function and Senior Management. As seasoned recruiters they have the depth and breadth of knowledge to understand what clients and candidates are looking for. Furthermore, their detailed face-to-face meetings ensure they closely match your requirements.

Southside Personnel

Established over 25 years ago in Blackrock, South Dublin (hence the name!), Southside Personnel is a boutique generalist recruitment agency. Their clients range from small local firms to large multinational organisations. They have a real focus on quality. Consequently, Southside works very closely with all their clients to get a real understanding of their requirements. As a result, their candidates are fully briefed prior to each and every assignment or job interview. This ensures that they are a close fit for the role.

Southside became part of the Noel Group in 2013. This has enabled to keep abreast of the best technology and systems the industry has to offer but maintain the unique and personal approach their clients and candidates have always enjoyed.

Noel Group’s Vision

Noel Group’s vision is to lead the field in all their specialisms by being the first-choice recruitment provider for clients and candidates. They do this by continually innovating and creating flexible and creative solutions best suited to an increasingly competitive and demanding workplace.

People remain at the forefront of everything they do. The relationships forged in their 27-year history are at the core of their success. They treat everyone they come in contact – their employees, clients and candidates – with dignity and respect.

FMI jobs

FMI, Ireland’s largest field marketing company joins Jobs Expo Cork

We are happy to announce that Ireland’s largest field marketing company, FMI, will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo Cork. The event takes place on 25th November 2017 at the UCC Devere Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn.

FMI regularly deploy over 850 field staff on a weekly basis across the entire island. The company has offices in Dublin, Belfast and Cork. In addition, their field team covers a multitude of channels across a number of sectors. These include FMCG, consumer electronics, drinks, DIY, hospitality, NGO, utility, telco and government. Because of their scale, they can work with a wide variety of client partners. Therefore FMI work with smaller artisan retail suppliers right up to large blue chip industry leaders. The company believes in developing long term partnerships with their clients and they also strive to deliver results continuously.

Diversity of Services

FMI offers a complete end-to-end field solution. This includes everything from back end support systems right the way through to each personalised customer interaction. By using their services, clients are sure of a consistency of quality and service.

Diversity of Insight

FMI are founder members of the European Field Marketing Partnership. They are also members of bodies CCMA, MSPA Europe, Sales Institute Ireland, Marketing Institute of Ireland and Retail NI. Therefore, they constantly have an eye on current and upcoming trends both within Ireland and across Europe.

Diversity of Approach

With FMI there is no one size fits all generic approach. They tailor a bespoke solution for their client partners. As a result, they ensure maximum results and return on investment at all times.

Diversity of People

FMI has Irish roots, but they are an international business made up of over 50 nationalities. They believe that this diverse background gives them a unique perspective in Irish field marketing. Their cosmopolitan team allows them to bring energy and enthusiasm to the brands that they represent.

Jobs Expo Cork

Thousands of jobs on offer later this month as jobs fair set to return to the city 

The popular Jobs Expo Cork jobs and employment far returns to the city on November 25th with a wide range of state, public, private and local and multinational companies and organisations attending to recruit skilled professionals from Cork and surrounding areas.

Those attending include An Garda Síochána, the National Ambulance Service, Laya Healthcare, Noel Group as well as the Government of the Isle of Man, plus the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, Abbvie, PE Global, and PhoneWatch amongst others.

The event will showcase up to 30 leading employers as well as educators and professional development experts and takes place on Saturday 25th November at UCC’s Devere Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn.

In addition, Jobs Expo Cork has opportunities for anyone thinking of gaining international experience. Newfoundland and Labrador’s Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism will attend the event and highlighting jobs and immigration opportunities in Canada’s most easterly province. In addition, there are international jobs a little closer to home, with the Government of the Isle of Man showcasing opportunities on the island. Furthermore, international recruitment specialists, PE Global, will be recruiting for a variety of positions around the world.

Cork’s busy economy 

“Cork’s economy is buoyant at the moment, and the Cork-Kerry region also has the lowest unemployment rate in Ireland. As a result, companies are in recruitment mode and we are really pleased with the range of jobs on offer at this November’s Jobs Expo Cork. We have some of amazing Irish as well as multinational exhibitors, including Abtran, PhoneWatch, Laya Healthcare and AbbVie. We are really delighted that both An Garda Síochána and the National Ambulance Service are taking part, offering people the chance to work in vital public service roles,” says Bronagh Cotter of event organiser Careers Unlimited.

Specialised zones

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

  • The Jobs Lab – medtech and STEM jobs
  • The Digital City – opportunities for computer and IT specialists
  • The Mall – jobs in sales, retail and related areas
  • Go Global – career opportunities overseas
  • The Campus – education, training and upskilling opportunities
  • The Site – opportunities in construction, engineering and related trades

Jobs Expo Cork will also include free career advice as well as a series of industry seminars. The Career Clinic offers the chance for attendees to meet a team of professional careers coaches free of charge. The Agenda Stage will offer free, topical talks by industry insiders. These will include job-seeking skills, such as interview techniques and CV writing as well as opportunities with a number of the companies recruiting at the event. 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) 5311 280 / 087 646 3175

Lyndsay Donnelly
Business Development Executive. Jobs Expo Ireland
Tel: (01) 5311 280


Find out about life in Newfoundland and Labrador at Jobs Expo Cork

Fancy a new life in Canada? Newfoundland and Labrador’s Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo Cork. The event takes place on Saturday 25th November at UCC’s Devere Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn.

Newfoundland and Labrador is the most easterly province of Canada. It has two main landmasses: the island of Newfoundland and mainland Labrador to the northwest. Nearly all of the province’s residents speak English as their mother tongue. St. John’s is the capital as well as the seat of government.

A Very Brief History

Humans have lived in Newfoundland and Labrador for about 9,000 years. The Maritime Archaic peoples were groups of sea-mammal hunters in the subarctic.

The oldest confirmed accounts of European contact date from a thousand years ago. According to the sagas, in the year 1001 Leif Ericson landed in three places to the west. Although it cannot be definitively proven, it seems that two of these were Newfoundland and Labrador. There is also archaeological evidence of a Norse settlement in the province.

Newfoundland was a colony and later a dominion of the United Kingdom. It became the tenth province to enter the Canadian Confederation on March 31, 1949, as “Newfoundland.” On December 6, 2001, the province’s official name became Newfoundland and Labrador.


Traditional industries in the province include fishing. Fishing is still an important part of the economy, employing roughly 20,000 people. However, the province had a major energy and resources boom in the 21st century. In addition service industries, especially financial services, health care and public administration, are an important part of the province’s economy. Other significant industries are mining, oil production and manufacturing. Food production and brewing also contribute to the province’s economy.

Tourism is also a significant contributor to the province’s economy. Tourism is most popular throughout the months of June–September, the warmest months of the year with the longest hours of daylight.


Barry’s vs Lyons, Cork vs Dublin… It’s all a matter of taste

Here’s a quick, but loaded, question: Do you prefer Barry’s or Lyons?

The Great Irish Tea War is the most intractable rivalry in the country. While Munster and Leinster have been known to put their differences aside for the sake of Irish rugby glory, tea drinkers are not so easily appeased.

Mention a preference for the “wrong” tea and you can expect strong words at best – and definitely no biscuits. At worst, tea drinkers will go cup to cup in pitched battles, kettles angrily steaming, while insults like curdled milk sour friendships and family relationships.

It’s more than just a battle of the brews. Barry’s Tea was founded the Rebel City in 1901 and is still one of Cork’s most famous brands. Lyons is originally from Dublin.

Do you prefer Barry’s to Lyons? The yellow Snack or the purple one? Tayto or King Crisps? Cork or Dublin? Really, it is all a matter of taste…  But there are many great reasons why anyone looking for a new job, or a whole new life, should consider a move to Cork.

Work it

Dublin may be the country’s economic engine, but Cork is thriving. Ireland’s south-west has also had significant job creation in recent years. Unemployment across Cork and Kerry is under 5 percent – one of the lowest rates across Ireland.

The digital sector, tourism and pharma are particularly buoyant. Cork’s digital economy is worth an estimated €1bn, while the tourism is close behind, at around €850m. Multinationals that call Cork home include AbbVie, Apple, Amazon, Boston Scientific, DellEMC, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Marriott Group, Pfizer and Siemens.

The area around Cork is home to a number of pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical companies, particularly in Little Island and Ringaskiddy. GE is developing a ‘BioPark’ in Ringaskiddy. In May, Eli Lilly announced plans to expand the company’s Kinsale manufacturing site, creating hundreds of jobs. More recently, in October, Janssen Sciences Ireland UC announced an expansion to its Ringaskiddy facility with an investment of more than €300 million and the creation of 200 jobs.

Investec, the specialist bank, believes that Cork is “Brexit-ready” and in an excellent position to benefit from multinational companies relocating from the UK. This is due to ongoing investment in infrastructure, along with lower office rental costs. Cork offers companies the same tax breaks as Dublin, but prime office space costs about half as much.

Talking of taste…

County Cork has some of the best farmland in the country. As a result, it also has a reputation of producing high quality food, particularly from small producers. Some of the most popular include the Alternative Bread Company; Ballymaloe Relish; Carrigaline Farmhouse Cheese; Clonakilty Black Pudding and Eight Degrees Brewing. Served together, those would make a great meal!

Then there’s the Old English Market. This foodie heaven stocks produce from small traders and has an emphasis on organic products. The Market is also home to the Farmgate Café, which specialises in fresh local food.

Cork has a slew of award-winning and highly regarded restaurants. These include the lovely Jacques Restaurant, the vibey Market Lane and Cafe Paradiso, generally agreed to be the best vegetarian restaurant in the country.

Out for the night (or day)

Cork has been the European Capital of Culture; the city is regarded as a must-see tourist destination, and it has a wonderful laid-back vibe. There’s a busy live music scene, a variety of theatres and the “Heritage Pub Trail” – although we don’t recommend completing this in one night!

A recent study by the European Commission – the ‘Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor’ – gave Cork the top spot for “cultural vibrancy.” This measures the vibe of a city, cultural infrastructure and how often the public engage with cultural events. The rest of the top five were Paris, Florence, Lisbon and Copenhagen. Cork’s win is down to the variety of venues, performances, exhibitions and festivals taking place annually.

Cork’s annual Jazz Festival is famous around the world and has been running since 1978. Live at the Marquee hosts musical and comedy stars every summer. This year, Eddie Vedder, Emeli Sandé, Elton John, Tommy Tiernan and Chirsty Moore were amongst the performers. Then there is the Cork Folk Festival, the French Film Festival, the World Book Fest and many more.

Cork’s coast is part of the “Wild Atlantic Way” and this part of the country offers rugged beauty. There are also a number of blue flag beaches, including Garretstown, Inchdoney and Barleycove.

The best news is that you will actually be able to afford to go out. This October, figures from Sherry Fitzgerald found that Dubliners spend a whooping 55 percent of their take home pay on rent. In Cork, the average is a far more reasonable 37 percent.

If you are thinking of making the move, or looking for your next career challenge, call in to Jobs Expo Cork. The event takes place on Saturday 25 November at UCC’s Devere Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn. Entrance is free. Register for your ticket here.



Garda Síochána

An Garda Síochána to exhibit at Jobs Expo Cork this November

We are proud to announce that An Garda Síochána will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo Cork. The event takes place on Saturday 25th November at UCC’s Devere Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn.

About An Garda Síochána

An Garda Síochána is the national police service of Ireland. Their mission is to deliver professional policing and security services with the trust and confidence as well as support of the people they serve.

Following the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922, the Dublin Metropolitan Police merged with the recently established An Garda Síochána in 1925.

An Garda Síochána is a community based organisation with over 15,200 Garda and civilian employees.  As a result, there are police officers in every county in Ireland, listening to, acting and working with the community.

The Headquarters of An Garda Síochána is in the Phoenix Park, Dublin 8.

The current Acting Commissioner is Dónall O’Cualáin.


Budget 2018 has provided sanction for the recruitment of 800 trainees as well as 500 civilians. The budget for 2018 goes a long way in helping to realise the long-term plan of increasing police staff to 21,000 by the year 2021.

A career with the police will be challenging, but also extremely rewarding. The roles are exciting, always presenting different and new experiences. Fighting crime is an evident function within the gardaí. However, roles also involves a great level of communication and partnership with all communities with the goal of keeping the peace and increasing the quality of life.

PE Global

PE Global to recruit at November’s Jobs Expo Cork

We are proud to announce that PE Global will return to Jobs Expo Cork on Saturday 25th November 2017. The event takes place at the UCC Devere Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn.

PE Global is a 100% Irish-owned resourcing company. They specialise in offering tailored recruitment solutions. PE Global works with both companies and organisations in domestic as well as international markets. Since 2005, they have provided customised recruitment services to projects of all sizes. They form successful long-term partnerships with clients. As a result, they can give them innovative and cost-effective solutions.

A company with a difference

PE Global understands 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 consultants are committed to working to stringent guidelines. They are also focused on continual service enhancement.

Furthermore, 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 PE Global’s 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:

  • Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology
  • Medical Devices
  • Oil and Gas
  • Healthcare
  • Construction, Civil & Utilities
  • IT
  • Food Industry
  • Financial & Accounting
  • Business Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Nurses
  • Locum Doctors

PE Global has offices in London, Dublin and Cork.

Innopharma College of Applied Sciences

Innopharma College of Applied Sciences to exhibit at Jobs Expo Cork

We are proud to announce that Innopharma College of Applied Sciences are taking part in Jobs Expo Cork on on Saturday 25th November.

Innopharma College of Applied Sciences is an award winning global institute dedicated to applied sciences. The college offers industry-led technology, education and training programmes in the pharmaceutical, medtech and food industries. Innopharma College of Applied Sciences offers world-recognised qualifications up to Masters’ degree level in the pharmaceutical, medtech and food sectors.

The college offers the highest quality facilities. In addition, they have developed strategic collaborations with a number of Ireland’s most established higher-level education institutions.

Locations and Study Options

Innopharma offers a number of courses on their campus in Sandyford in Dublin. Others courses are run in conjunction with the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT) or Griffith College in Dublin, in addition to strategic locations throughout Ireland. Finally, the College runs a selection of online courses too.

Industry Experience

Innopharma College of Applied Sciences offers an education team with extensive industry experience. Many lecturers have held senior management positions with blue chip multinational companies. As a result, the college has an extensive network of contacts to connect students with industry and academia. They also have an exceptional reputation for post-graduate employment. Over 70 percent of their graduates gained employment or advanced further their careers within 6 months of graduating from an Innopharma course.

The college works closely with companies to develop and deliver bespoke programmes. These have business outcomes in mind. They offer practical and hands-on education to give students an intense, challenging and industry relevant learning experience.