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Johnson & Johnson CERENOVUS

Johnson & Johnson CERENOVUS have join Jobs Expo Galway

We are delighted to have Johnson & Johnson CERENOVUS join us again for Jobs Expo Galway. They will be exhibiting, as well as recruiting, on Saturday 16th February at the Galway Racecourse.

About Johnson & Johnson CERENOVUS

CERENOVUS is a Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices company specializing in the treatment of Neurovascular Disease. CERENOVUS is building a strong presence in Ireland to develop and manufacture products for the treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke, building on the acquisition of Neuravi Ltd.

CERENOVUS has a unique approach of researching and understanding clots that cause stroke through NTI (Neuravi Thromboembolic Initiative). In addition to collaboration with experts around the world, the company is poised to develop innovative products. In turn, these products can change the outlook for patients who experience stroke.

The company is looking for unique talent to join the company across R&D, Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory, and Clinical functions

PPD Labs jobs

Medtech and pharmaceutical researchers, PPD, have joined Jobs Expo Galway

We look forward to having PPD exhibit, as well as recruit, next month at Jobs Expo Cork. Meet their team at the Galway Racecourse on Saturday 16th February.

About PPD Labs

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and life-cycle management services. Clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 48 countries and more than 20,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help clients and partners bend the cost and time curve of drug development and optimize value in delivering life-changing therapies to improve health.


PPD Athlone

The GMP laboratory based in Athlone, Ireland offers fully integrated solutions for product development and analytical development, including analytical testing services in method development, method validation, method transfer, release and stability studies. Their highly qualified GMP lab staff work across our 3 laboratory groups: Biopharm, Small Molecule, and Inhalation.

Athlone is one of PPD’s fastest-growing laboratory locations.


Here is some more information on the work carried out in the different groups within the Athlone site:


• Support Biopharmaceutical companies to develop life changing therapies from early development to commercial stage
• Method Development, method validation, method transfer, Release and Stability Studies.
• Analytical techniques – HPLC (SEC, Ion exchange, Peptide Map, Glycan, RP), Capillary Electrophoresis (CE-SDS, ICE), ELISA, SDS-PAGE, Spectroscopy and
Physical/Chemical Testing

Sitting within the Biopharma group the Cell Lab is involved in:

• Mammalian cell culture of adherent and suspension cells
• Bioassays including anti-proliferation assays, antibody dependant cellular cytotoxicity assays, reporter gene assays to support Biopharm Studies
• Environmental monitoring

Small Molecule:

• Provides full analytical testing support of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), raw materials, in-process testing and finished products for all dosage forms for all phases of drug development
• Method Development, validation and transfer, QC and Stability sample analysis, Compendial testing, physical testing, extractable and leachable analysis, oligonucleotide analysis
• Wide variety of techniques: HPLC, UPLC, GC, Dissolution, UV Spectroscopy, Water Content, GC-MS, LC-MS, ICP-MS, Foreign Particulates Analysis and Particle Size Evaluation


• Work with novel Inhaler Technologies
• Support Drug Development to improve the quality of life for Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients
• Develop a wide range of technical skills, HPLC Analysis, Water Content Testing, Aerodynamic Particle Size Assessment and Content Assay


• Calibration and maintenance of a wide ranging scope of equipment and systems
• Qualification of new and existing technologies
• Troubleshooting and fixing a diverse range of analytical equipment and facility related issues


• PPD’s purpose is to improve health, and to help customers deliver Life Changing Therapies. As an organization, they are absolutely committed to attaining the highest level of quality in all that they do.
• Maintain an effective Quality Management System, encompassing components such as quality manuals and supporting procedural documents that tie directly to the regulatory requirements of each operating unit.
• Comply with all external quality and regulatory requirements, company operating procedures and practices, and internal quality standards

PPD currently have opportunities across all divisions. Register today for your FREE ticket to Jobs Expo and meet their team in person.

Anne Caulfield

Meet Career Coach, Anne Caulfield, at Jobs Expo Galway

We’re almost a month away from Jobs Expo Galway. The west’s leading recruitment fair returns on Saturday 16th February and will take place at the Galway Racecourse.

The event will host industry leading employers looking for new talent to join their teams. Furthermore, there will a be a diverse range of seminars and career coaching throughout the day. Anne Caulfield, founder of ElevateEdge, will be partaking in both these areas.

About Anne Caulfield

Anne is an Executive Coach. She has a postgraduate Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Irish Management Institute. Anne is currently coaching business leaders in SME’s, FTSE 250 listed companies as well as Third Level Educational bodies.

Anne has a keen interest in Leadership Development. Additionally, she’s an accredited ECR 360 EQ Emotional Intelligence Coach. The cornerstone to Anne’s professional success is her aptitude for strategic thinking and ability to lead and adapt to diverse business environments.

Anne has 20 years’ commercial experience in corporate. She has worked for blue chip companies in the IT, Healthcare and Telco industries. 

Anne’s ability to enable insight and learning makes it a transforming experience for her clients.

Career Clinic and Agenda Stage

Anne will be lending her expertise for anyone who is looking for career guidance. You can head straight to our Career Clinic to meet her throughout the morning and afternoon.

At 10:30am you can head to our Agenda Stage and attend Anne’s seminar, ‘3 Steps to a more fulfilling and lucrative career’. 

You can register today for this FREE event on our website. We hope to see you next month at Jobs Expo Galway!



Genesys jobs

Calling all software engineers! Genesys will be recruiting at Jobs Expo Galway this February

We’re very excited to have Genesys join Jobs Expo Galway. The industry’s no.1 customer experience platform will be exhibiting, as well as recruiting, on Saturday 16th February 2019. Register today for FREE and meet the Genesys team at our career fair at the Galway Racecourse next month.

About Genesys

Genesys® powers 25 billion of the world’s best customer experiences each year. Their success comes from connecting employee and customer conversations on any channel, every day.

Over 11,000 companies in 100+ countries trust the primary customer experience platform to drive great business outcomes and create lasting relationships. Combining the best of technology and human ingenuity, they build solutions that mirror natural communication and work the way you think.

Furthermore, these industry-leading solutions foster true omnichannel engagement, performing equally well across all channels, on-premise and in the cloud. Experience communication as it should be: fluid, instinctive and profoundly empowering.


Career Opportunities

Genesys Galway is expanding rapidly as they seek new talent for their engineering team. The highly skilled technical roles will be based at the new office in the city centre. The state-of-the-art facility serves as a research and development hub and the company’s global centre of excellence for customer experience AI.

The growing Genesys workforce in Galway will focus on advancing the use of AI and machine learning to improve customer experiences resulting in positive business outcomes. As the company expands, Genesys does so with a focus on finding the best talent. In addition, the recruitment process has a strong emphasis on diversity in the workplace.

Fidelma Wallace

Meet Career Coach, Fidelma Wallace, at Jobs Expo Galway on Saturday 16th February

The first Jobs Expo of 2019 will take place in Galway next month. Among a set of employers, who will be recruiting on the day, attendees can also avail of our Career Clinic.

Some of the hardest working career coaches will be there on the day, lending FREE guidance for those eager to gain career advice.


Fidelma Wallace

Fidelma Wallace will be one of these professional coaches. Fidelma is the Talent Manager with EssentialSkillz, an eLearning company based in Galway city.

She has 19 years’ industry experience in Talent Acquisition and Human Resources. Furthermore, Fidelma holds qualifications in Employment Legislation, Human Resource Management and Careers Counselling. She has specialised in the Tech sector for the past 7 years.

She has designed and delivered training courses on CV Preparation and Interview Techniques for Sli Nua Careers, Galway Executive Skillnet, ITAG Skillnet, Galway Rural Development and Solas Resource Centre.
Fidelma is a qualified NLP (Neuro Linguistic Practitioner) and combines her practical experience in Human resources with strong mental preparation.

Internationally Certified user of Thomas International’s Personal Profile Analysis (PPA) and its related instruments.

Furthermore, you can attend Fidelma’s seminar, ‘Top Tips for Interviews in the Tech Cente’. This talk will be at 11:15am on the Agenda Stage.

If you’re looking to gain some FREE career advice in Galway then register today for your FREE ticket to Jobs Expo Galway. We’ll see you on Saturday 16th February at the Galway Racecourse.


BCS Sales Recruitment

BCS Sales Recruitment return to Galway with Jobs Expo on 16th February 2019

BCS Sales Recruitment are looking forward to a very busy year in 2019. The organisers of Jobs Expo Galway will be exhibiting at the first expo of the new year. Meet their team at the Galway Racecourse on Saturday 16th February.

About BCS

BCS are the sponsors and organisers of the Jobs Expo. Since 2012, they have run highly successful careers events in Cork, Dublin, and Galway twice a year. They are also the team behind Virtual Expos Ireland. BCS are returning to Galway for February 2019.

“One of the major benefits of Jobs Expo is that it allows employees and employers to meet and discuss career opportunities in a relatively informal setting,” says Bronagh Cotter of BCS. “Attendees can meet a variety of employers, and employers can conduct several initial interviews with potential employees. Furthermore, for recruitment firms like BCS, Jobs Expo is  a chance to connect with candidates and companies.”

On the day, BCS Sales Recruitment team can offer guidance to jobseekers on a variety of topics such as interview techniques and professional growth. Their jobseeker services are there to avail of for anybody on the lookout for employment.

“Many jobseekers are unsure how to sell themselves to employers. Even if they have all the necessary skills and experience, they can have trouble communicating that. Some candidates underestimate the importance of soft skills, and fail to highlight these,” she contends.

Successful Recruitment Benefits Companies and Candidates

Successful recruitment should create a mutually beneficial relationship between candidates and companies, says Bronagh.

“We aim to find the best fit for both employees and employers. Companies want more than just an employee with skills and experience. They want staff who fit into their company’s culture. It is much the same for jobseekers, particularly if they have in-demand skills. Of course, salary is a consideration, but it is not the only one. Depending on their circumstances, their priority could be the potential for promotion, the chance to upskill, travel opportunities or work-life balance,” she explains.

“Therefore, we match a candidate’s goals and expectations with the right company. It is our firm belief that it is not a job well done unless both the candidate and company benefit. We spend so much of our lives are at work. That means that finding the right fit is crucial.”

Transitions Optical careers

Transitions Optical will be returning to Jobs Expo Galway in 2019

Are you interested in creating innovative and exciting new products and solutions? Meet Transitions Optical at Jobs Expo Galway. Talk to their recruitment team about the latest opportunities at the company. Register for this FREE event today and we’ll see you on Saturday 16th February 2019 at the Galway Racecourse.

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 the company

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. 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.

Boston Scientific jobs

Boston Scientific return to recruit at Jobs Expo Galway in February 2019

Are you looking to pursue your career in the STEM sector in Galway? We’re pleased to announce that Boston Scientific will be exhibiting at our next Jobs Expo event. You can meet their team on 16th February at the Galway Racecourse.

About Boston Scientific?

Boston Scientific is dedicated to transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world. Incredible discoveries start with rewarding work. Wherever you join their team, you can expect to be part of something meaningful.

John Abele and Pete Nicholas established Boston Scientific in 1979. Their aim was to benefit public health by giving patients medical options that were more accessible, cost less and were also less invasive.

Since then, the company has grown to be a global innovator. They have three locations in Ireland – Galway, Cork and Clonmel.


Established in 1994, the Galway site manufactures key product lines. These include drug-eluting and biliary stents, as well as catheters. Galway is the largest BS facility in Ireland with more than 3,000 employees. In addition, it is the largest manufacturing facility in the company’s worldwide network. They manufacture more than 3 million life-saving devices a year, shipped to all corners of the globe.


BS’s Cork facility has more than 1,100 employees. Established in 1998, the Cork site manufactures products for a variety of Boston Scientific divisions. They manufacture more than 5.6 million life saving devices per year, which are shipped all across the globe.


This is the smallest Boston Scientific facility in Ireland. Clonmel employs 850 people and manufactures pacemakers, ICDs and defibrillators. They supply these devices to hospitals and health clinics in almost 100 countries.

Boston Scientific has an impressive portfolio of 13,000 products. As a result, the company is a medical device leader.  They employ around 23,000 people across the world, and they are an equal opportunity employer.

Integer jobs

We’d like to welcome Integer™ aboard Jobs Expo Galway

We’re excited to have Integer join us in the new year for Jobs Expo Galway. Their team will be exhibiting, as well as recruiting, on February 16th 2019 at the Galway Racecourse.

About Integer

Integer Holdings Corporation is one of the largest medical device outsource (MDO) manufacturers in the world serving the cardiac, neuromodulation, vascular and portable medical markets. They provide innovative, high-quality medical technologies that enhance the lives of patients worldwide. Integer means complete or whole.  When Greatbatch,™ Inc. and Lake Region Medical™ merged in October of 2015, they became one of the world’s largest medical device outsource manufacturers. Marking this major milestone, they reintroduced themselves as Integer Holdings Corporation and became Integer™.

There is great purpose in words and how we use them to identify who we are. “Integer” simply means complete, whole or comprehensive. Furthermore, this ideally represents the union of the their brands—Greatbatch, Lake Region Medical and Electrochem™. It also exemplifies their more comprehensive product and service offerings, as well as a new dimension in their combined capabilities.

Choosing a career

By choosing a career at Integer, you are choosing a career in shaping the world’s future. Through remarkable innovation they support their customer’s goal of enhancing and enabling peoples’ lives.

Every member of the team plays a vital role in developing and revolutionizing products used by the world’s leading medical device companies, as well as,  commercial applications in oil and gas exploration, military and oceanography throughtheir Electrochem brand. Working at Integer means you will work on exciting, challenging projects that will lead you to both professional success and personal satisfaction.

If you are ready for the challenge of a career at Integer, they are always looking for dynamic individuals with creative minds, strong imaginations and an unrelenting sense of purpose on exciting, challenging projects—from implantable pacing leads to power sources for the non-medical market—that will lead you to both professional success and personal satisfaction.

CCUSA Ireland jobs

CCUSA Ireland return to Jobs Expo at our Galway event in February

We’re please to announce that CCUSA Ireland will be joining us again for Jobs Expo Galway. They will be exhibiting, as well as recruiting, at the Galway Racecourse on Saturday 16th February.

About CCUSA Ireland

CCUSA is Ireland’s top summer camp and international work adventure specialist. This means you will be in the BEST hands when working and traveling abroad!

They offer something for everyone, including working at a summer camp in America, Canada, Croatia or Russia where you will lead children in various activities including sports, arts and outdoor adventures.  Or maybe spend a summer or winter season working and playing at one of the premier resorts in the Canada. These are just a few of the great opportunities that CCUSA has to offer you!

Since 1986, the camp have been dedicated to providing the highest level of service in summer camp jobs, work and travel experiences and volunteer adventures. Over the last 28 years, they have placed over 100,000 of young people in positions at summer camps and seasonal jobs across the USA, as well as in other countries around the world.

CCUSA is an American owned company whose head office is based in San Rafael, California. Furthermore, they have offices in over 40 countries worldwide, including Ireland. Their skilled staff has the knowledge and expertise to assist you in your ultimate international adventure.

If you’re ready to take off on your own overseas adventure, simply browse through the available programs and pick one that is perfect for you. CCUSA will help you do the rest!

NUI Galway courses

NUI Galway will be returning to exhibit and discuss their courses at Jobs Expo Galway

Are you considering pursuing a course in Galway in 2019? Looking to up-skill or specialise in a subject? The NUI Galway team will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo Galway. Chat to them on Saturday 16th February at the Galway Racecourse.

About NUI Galway

As one of Ireland’s best high education institutions, NUI Galway ranks amongst the top 2 per cent of universities in the world. The university has a commitment to research as well as quality teaching. As a result, NUI Galway attracts over €50 million in direct research income annually.

The university opened in 1845 as Queen’s College, Galway. The following year it became part of the Queen’s University of Ireland. It became a constituent college of the new National University of Ireland in 1908. In 1997 it became known as the National University of Ireland, Galway.

NUI Galway has around 17,000 students as well as about 2,500 staff. The university teaches over 60 disciplines across 16 Schools and five Colleges. In addition, NUIG is home to a number of internationally recognised research centres and institutes.

The campus is set in Galway’s buzzing city centre. Galway is world-famous for the city’s vast variety of cultural and sporting events and festivals.

Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development

NUIG’s Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development offers an extensive range of professional, part-time and evening courses. These affordable and flexible part-time courses cover a variety of subject areas such as Business & Management, Science & Technology, Arts & Social Sciences, Community Education, Early Childhood Studies and Training & Education – as well as short courses, CPD courses, Springboard courses and online courses.

Jobs Expo Galway February 2019

Save the Date: Jobs Expo Galway is coming to the Galway Racecourse in February 2019

We’re back! Jobs Expo Galway is set to return to the west coast.

On Saturday 16th February, Jobs Expo Galway will feature some of the West’s most highly regarded companies at Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit. The event will include both Irish and multinational employers. Furthermore, Jobs Expo will offer a full day of seminars and free career advice from qualified career counsellors.

Jobs Expo Ireland runs the jobs and careers events twice-yearly in Dublin, Cork and Galway.

Free career advice and seminars

Jobs Expo Galway 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 team can help candidates with crucial issues such as interview skills and CV presentation or give advice for anyone looking to change career direction.

In addition, Jobs Expo Galway’s Agenda Stage will offer free, topical talks by industry insiders. The Agenda Stage will host talks on especially relevant job-seeking skills, such as using social media to land your dream job, interview techniques and CV writing workshops.

Furthermore, our friends from Google Digital Garage will return to give their three seminars. a Google digital expert is coming to teach you what is needed to gain a competitive advantage in the ever changing digital landscape, so come prepared to learn and ask questions, too.

Job-seekers can register for free admission right here!


Date: Saturday 16 February 2019
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit, Galway
Entrance fee: FREE

Full details at:


Jobs Expo Ireland
Tel: (01) 5311 280 / 087 646 3175

Cyber Security

Cyber Security Company Opens European Office in Dublin

U.S. Cyber Security Company ReliaQuest will create 100 jobs in Ireland over the next 3 years with the launch of their brand new office.

A leader in Security Model Management, ReliaQuest announced the opening of their 1st office location outside of the United States in Leopardstown, Dublin. Founded in 2007, this company today employs over 300 staff across its 3 office locations in Tampa, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Dublin, Ireland. They will create 100 jobs in their Dublin office over the next 3 years. These will mainly be within their Security Operations Centre, consisting of security engineers, analysts and content developers. ReliaQuest is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.


“We chose Dublin for several reasons, including its strong talent, the ease of travel back and forth from our headquarters in the US and around the rest of Europe, and the openness and focus on collaboration fostered by Ireland,” says ReliaQuest CEO Brian Murphy. “All of these things make Dublin a great place to be.”

Welcoming the announcement, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys said, “I am delighted to see ReliaQuest open their first European office in Dublin. This will result in the creation of over 100 highly skilled jobs and they will join a growing cluster of cyber security firms already based here. This is an exciting announcement in an increasingly important sector and I wish them every success.”

IDA Backing

Commenting on the announcement, IDA Ireland’s CEO Martin Shanahan said, “Ireland has become a significant base of international technology and security companies thanks to a growing, well-educated and flexible workforce with a rapidly increasing graduate output. I am delighted that ReliaQuest chose Ireland to be the location for its international expansion. As a committed member of the EU, overseas companies increasingly look to Ireland as a base from which to serve its customers in the region.”

Read more online at

laya healthcare jobs

We’d like to welcome laya healthcare aboard Jobs Expo Cork

Are you eager to pursue a career within the healthcare sector? This Saturday, at Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Laya Healthcare will be exhibiting, as well as recruiting at Jobs Expo Cork.

About laya healthcare

Laya healthcare is the second largest provider of private health insurance in Ireland with over half a million members. With access to some of the most innovative benefits in the Irish health insurance market along with life insurance ( and travel insurance (  Its brand promise, Looking After You Always, represents laya healthcare’s member-centric approach, which is fundamental to its vision and values.


Careers at laya healthcare are all about a promise, a promise to look after you always. This is fundamental to their vision and values. Laya healthcare look for people who fit their values, people who can turn ordinary into extraordinary.


In return for your hard work, energy and dedication, laya healthcare give you a substantial bundle of benefits. You’ll be able to work towards an additional performance-related pay scheme that’s based on your performance. That’s on top of your salary. If you pay into a pension plan, they also contribute to this.


Laya healthcare see work as more than just a financial arrangement. They know that in order for you to do your best work, you need to be happy. So they do everything they can to make you feel good in yourself, physically and mentally. Laya healthcare make sure you get plenty of rest too. You get 21 days holiday each year plus additional days the longer you work for laya healthcare. With flexible working hours, laya healthcare help you achieve a good work/life balance.


Laya healthcare will encourage you to be physically active. For instance, they have a running club, a GAA team, a golf society and a tennis society. There are plenty of social activities too. If you do get ill, don’t worry, they’re understanding about sick leave. You’ll also get comprehensive health care insurance. They believe that mental wellness is vital. It’s something they’re known for. Their 24/7 Mental Wellbeing Support Programme is available to all laya healthcare team members.


So what’s it like once you step through laya’s door as one of the team? Well, on your way in, you’ll see a ‘Great Place to Work’ award on the door. Laya healthcare have been one of the top 20 employers in Ireland for the past four years. That’s one indication that your working day is going to be extraordinary. Here is what some of the laya team members have to say;


“It’s a great environment to be in. We all look after each other. People step in when you need help. People accommodate each other. Everyone’s very approachable. You’ll make friends for life!”
John Barry, Customer Service.


“You’re given the ability to make changes. It’s an environment of ‘yes let’s try this’. You’re given the reins to try something and you’re challenged and supported.”

Doreen O’Mahony, Digital Brand Manager.


“Everyone is very supportive. There’s no fear of looking stupid. That makes it easy to ask questions or make suggestions. There is no better feeling than when someone asks your opinion and takes what you say on board. People at laya value input.”

Liam O’Regan, Graduate Programme


Johnson & Johnson careers

Johnson & Johnson join Jobs Expo Cork this Saturday at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

We’re very excited to have Johnson & Johnson exhibit at Jobs Expo Cork. Their recruitment team will have a stand at Pairc Ui Chaoimh from 10 am to 4pm this Saturday. Register for this FREE event today and meet a plethora of employers this Saturday.

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in Ireland

Johnson & Johnson is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of healthcare
products, as well as a provider of related services for the consumer, pharmaceutical and medical
devices and diagnostics markets. Johnson & Johnson have more than 265 operating companies in
more than 60 countries employing approximately 126,500 people. Our worldwide headquarters is in
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

The company was founded in 1886 on a revolutionary idea: Doctors and nurses should use
sterile sutures, dressings and bandages to treat peoples’ wounds. Since then every invention, every
product, every breakthrough has been powered by generations of employees who are inspired to make
a difference.

The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies has been operating in Ireland for 80 years, employing in excess of 3,725 people across three business sectors:

  • Consumer
  • Medical Devices and Diagnostics
  • Pharmaceuticals


The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in Ireland


  • Cork: DePuy Synthes – Ringaskiddy
    Janssen Sciences Ireland UC – Ringaskiddy
    Janssen Pharmaceuticals Sciences UC – Little Island


  • Limerick: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care – Castletroy, Limerick
    Johnson & Johnson EMEA Development Center, Limerick
    Automation Centre of Excellence – Limerick


  • Galway: Cerenovus, Ballybrit Business Park


  • Mayo: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care – Westport


  • Dublin: Johnson & Johnson (Consumer) – Tallaght
    Johnson & Johnson (Medical Devices) – Tallaght
    Johnson & Johnson Vision Care – Liffey Valley Office Park
    Janssen Sciences UC – Tallaght
Jobs Expo seminar list

The Agenda Stage & Google Digital Garage: Here’s the Jobs Expo seminar list

We have a variety of great talks on this Saturday’s Agenda Stage and Google Digital Garage. 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.

Boston Scientific jobs

Boston Scientific will be exhibiting, as well as recruiting, at Jobs Expo Cork

Great news! Boston Scientific are returning to recruit at Jobs Expo Cork this weekend. If you work in the STEM sector, don’t pass up the opportunity to meet them this Saturday at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

About Boston Scientific

John Abele and Pete Nicholas established Boston Scientific in 1979. Their aim was to benefit public health by giving patients medical options that were more accessible, cost less and were also less invasive.

Since then, the company has grown to be a global innovator. They have three locations in Ireland – Galway, Cork and Clonmel.


Established in 1994, the Galway site manufactures key product lines. These include drug-eluting and biliary stents, as well as catheters. Galway is the largest BS facility in Ireland with more than 3,000 employees. In addition, it is the largest manufacturing facility in the company’s worldwide network. They manufacture more than 3 million life-saving devices a year, shipped to all corners of the globe.


BS’s Cork facility has more than 1,100 employees. Established in 1998, the Cork site manufactures products for a variety of Boston Scientific divisions. They manufacture more than 5.6 million life saving devices per year, which are shipped all across the globe.


This is the smallest Boston Scientific facility in Ireland. Clonmel employs 850 people and manufactures pacemakers, ICDs and defibrillators. They supply these devices to hospitals and health clinics in almost 100 countries.

Boston Scientific has an impressive portfolio of 13,000 products. As a result, the company is a medical device leader.  They employ around 23,000 people across the world, and they are an equal opportunity employer.

Cork Jobs Survey

Cork Jobs Survey: almost half of employees looking to change jobs

Employers might have to up their game when it comes to recruiting and keeping talented staff, according to recent figures compiled by our Jobs Expo team. The comprehensive survey, carried out amongst registered attendees to the November 17th Jobs Expo Cork, has revealed that 45% of responders are employed, but unhappy and looking to change roles; meanwhile, 37% are considering moving from Cork, with a further 23% open to relocating in the future.

The national unemployment rate has presently dropped to 5.3%, a reflection of the recent economic upswing. To examine shifting employment trends, this jobs survey went out to the thousands of jobseekers registered to attend the Cork Jobs Expo. The questionnaire covered a range of issues and concerns relating to employment and professional experience. Of the respondents recorded, 61% were originally from Cork, with 19% from elsewhere in Ireland. In addition, 18% were from the EU and 2% from outside the EU.

A Highly-Skilled Workforce

According to the compiled data, this contingent of jobseekers is both highly-skilled and professionally accomplished. Of those questioned, an impressive 55% have more than 5 years’ experience working in their given field. When it comes to training, 23% report some 3rd level education, 40% graduated with a degree, and 23% have a postgraduate level qualification. Those coming from science and engineering backgrounds make up the highest number of attendees, with almost one-fifth working in related industries. IT and tech account for 14% while the rest span a host of industries, including retail, hospitality, medicine, finance, trades, education, HR and administration.

Of those actively looking for jobs, almost one-half are presently working and looking to change roles; 26% are unemployed and seeking work in Ireland or abroad; and 3% are recent graduates. Other groups in search of employment include freelancers looking for casual work, homemakers returning to the workforce, and people either going through the redundancy process or moving home after living abroad. The vast majority of respondents are selective when it comes to applying for positions too; in the past year, 53% have only applied for up to 5 jobs, while 21% applied for 10 positions or less. With regards upskilling, these jobseekers certainly aren’t complacent; only 11% said they wouldn’t undergo further education. In fact, 58% committed to continuing their education in the next year, with 42% of those intending to take on independent study in their own time.

Issues in the Workplace

A disproportionally high number, 57% of responders, have reported negative experiences at work. The most common complaint submitted by staff was ‘unreasonable demands or expectations’, which was experienced by 66%. 44% were passed over for promotion without explanation. Workplace bullying from managers affected 44%, followed closely by bullying from colleagues at 40%. Other factors included sexual harassment (10%) and theft (7%). The vast majority of incidents were not reported to HR and of those that were, 77% of responders felt they weren’t resolved to their satisfaction.

When it comes to location, the Pale is not a popular choice. Only 2% of those questioned for this survey said they would like to work in Dublin; 64% of jobseekers are primarily looking for a job in Cork, while just under 30% are happy to work elsewhere in Ireland. Meanwhile, many respondents have expanded their searches further afield; one-fifth have already applied for jobs abroad. When it comes to sending out those CVs, the UK (41%) and mainland Europe (31%) are the most popular options, followed closely by Canada (22%), the US (19%, the Middle East (16%), Australia (12%), then New Zealand (9%).

Positive Trends

When factoring in career goals, money isn’t the only motivator. Yes, 36% of jobseekers name salary as the most important aspect when deciding on a job, but 18% rate proximity to home, 13% are looking for a good working environment, 12% value the opportunity for career advancement, 11% look at a company’s reputation, and other factors considered include flexi-time or telecommuting options, non-financial perks, or the likes of pensions or health insurance. This is reflective of the positive outlook in employment trends generally. 56% of responders felt they were offered a fair salary in their last job, and a hefty 48% claim it’s easier to find jobs (in contrast to the 35% who cited no improvement). Meanwhile, 43% said conditions for employees in Ireland were getting better, with only 35% reporting no change.

Jobs Expo Cork 2018

The Jobs Expo returns to Cork City on Saturday 17th November in Páirc Uí Chaoimh and runs from 10am to 4pm. This popular event will be home to leading employers from Ireland and abroad; there’s a packed schedule of seminars on the Agenda Stage as well as the Google Digital Garage. The Career Clinic is ideal for anyone looking for one-on-one professional advice or CV tips. Companies recruiting on the day include Zevas, mytaxi, Eli Lilly, PE Global, Laya Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Capita Customer Solutions, Quest Software, Crystal Valley Tech, SE2, Routematch, Threefold Systems, Kelly Services, Bausch & Lomb, SOLAS, Victoria English School, Marriott International and many, many more.

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Jobs Expo Cork exhibitor list

Here’s your Jobs Expo Cork exhibitor list for Saturday 17th November

Time for the Jobs Expo Cork exhibitor list… We’re getting ready for Jobs Expo Cork at Páirc Uí Chaoimh 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 and Google Digital Garage.


Medtech, IT, retail, sales, education and more – here’s the exhibitor list for Jobs Expo Dublin

Capita Customer Solutions jobs

Meet Capita Customer Solutions this Saturday at Jobs Expo Cork in Pairc Ui Chaoimh

We’re excited to see Capita Customer Solutions this Saturday at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Their recruitment team will be in attendance at Jobs Expo Cork from 10 am this Saturday.

About Capita Customer Solutions


Capita Customer Solutions is a well-established leader in the delivery of business process services for their clients both in Ireland and internationally – working across multiple sectors including utilities, telecommunications, media, travel, financial services, agriculture, food and drink, lifestyle and public sectors.

While originally best known for their agribusiness service offerings, they are a company that have grown and diversified over the years to deliver a range of services to more than 20 customers including central government and blue chip commercial clients.

“We are one of the strongest end-to-end Irish business process service providers, continuing to bring the same culture and service focus that has stood the test of time for the past 20 years in the Irish market,” says Martin Ryan, chief commercial officer.

In 2014, the company became part of Capita Plc, and re-branded from South Western to Capita Customer Solutions.

Capita Customer Solutions has offices in West Cork at Clonakilty and Bandon, at Little Island, at Bedford in UK and in Lódz in Poland in total employing over 700 people, and still growing.

“Our people are the foundation of our business and our people truly care about our clients’ success.  We have an ongoing focus on growing, empowering, coaching and training our people to deliver exceptional service for our customers, and their customers.
We pride ourselves on being a trustworthy partner who will go the extra mile to help our clients achieve their goals.”

Their services include:


Customer Service & Sales— customer service and sales excellence have always been one of Capita Customer Solutions’ core offerings.“We handle more than four million contacts a year, and we strive to ensure that every customer interaction is a positive experience — irrespective of the communication medium by maintaining a laser focus on the customer experience.To meet this objective they base the customer ethos on the personalisation of every customer interaction.”

Credit Management Services — they are specialists in delivering collections and arrears handling services where the ethos is to focus on the most appropriate method of credit management for their customers, and for their customers’customers.

Finance Processing – delivering a suite of back office finance functions to high-profile clients such as Procure-to-Pay, to Order-to-Cash, to Record-to-Report as well as Payroll services.

Administration Services – delivering a suite of transaction and administration processing services where accuracy, quality and repeatable outcomes are critical success factors for clients.

Agribusiness Services — they have a long and proud history in the agribusiness space and delivering critical animal registration, trace ability and food quality assurance services in Ireland and the UK.

Quality Assurance Services — they deliver quality assurance services managing teams of field assessors performing inspections on behalf of their clients.

Bespoke services — a culture of innovation is promoted across the organisation bringing this to bear with their clients through offerings such as “Lean-as-a-Service”, a Lean Six Sigma consultancy service; “Voice of the Customer”, a survey and text analytics service to decipher customer sentiment;and “RPA-as-a-Service”, a new service offering to assist clients bring Robotics Process Automation to their operations.