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Obair Local Employment Service Network

The Local Employment Service will have a stand at Jobs Expo Galway

If you’re seeking advice and direction about jobs in your area, talk to Obair, Local Employment Service Network at Jobs Expo Galway. Their team will be exhibiting from 10 am to 4 pm on 16th February at the Galway Racecourse.

About Obair, Local Employment Service Network

The Local Employment Service has offered a wide range of supports to job seekers and employers for over 20 years. They continue this under the auspices of the Galway City Partnership.  The majority of the people who use the service are referred by the funder the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

However, Obair do have the capacity to offer services to people who are thinking about returning to work. Whether one’s family is older or one is still looking for work even though their social welfare payment has run out.  In fact the service is open to people who are in receipt of a variety of social welfare payments and none!

Obair can help you decide what is available to you, whether it be employment, training or education. Or if you want help in creating an effective CV then they would love to meet you.

The LES staff are highly trained and experienced in career guidance methods. In addition, they have specific qualifications in the provision of intensive employment guidance to long- term unemployed individuals. At its core, the service has a client-centred approach that recognises the wide range of barriers that may block an individual from accessing employment.

 A Q Mark service

Furthermore, LES are a recognised quality service. LES Coordinator, Elaine Harvey, notes the importance of the Q Mark standard to the service:


“Local Employment Services throughout the country have maintained a Q Mark standard for over 10 years, which demonstrates the high quality of standards and excellence in each service and the dedication to ensuring that our people who use our service are provided with a professional specialised service.”


Elaine continues


 “We are immensely proud of our continuing success in achieving higher Q mark scores each year , it is a huge boost to our team who always keep the person at the heart of their work and strive to continually improve and adapt to the people who use our service’ needs.”

JFC Group jobs

Meet JFC Group on Saturday 16th February at the west’s leading recruitment fair, Jobs Expo Galway

We are delighted to have JFC Group exhibit at Jobs Expo Galway. Their recruitment team will be talking to jobseekers throughout the event about career opportunities within their company. You can register for this FREE event today. See you on the 16th February at the Galway Racecourse.


The JFC Group is a family-run, international business. Their head office is in Tuam, Co. Galway. Their mission is to supply innovative product solutions across the divisions and markets they serve.


Redefining what is possible is our purpose and our passion.

The company’s first product, the JFC Multi-Bucket Calf Feeder was launched on RTE’s The Late Late Show in 1987. Since then JFC have transferred their problem-solving skills and expertise across 5 market sectors including Civils, Diamond Tools, Agriculture, Material Handling and Marine. With offices and production facilities in 8 countries they supply customers in over 40 international markets.

JFC Group are passionate about partnering with their customers to identify and solve their enterprise critical problems with their product solutions. A continuous focus on their customer’s needs, investment in R&D and a company-wide innovative ethos has supported them to develop an extensive range of Award-Winning products.

The JFC brands include JFC Civils (CorriPipe™), JFC Diamond Tools (Samedia), JFC Agri (Evolution), JFC Material Handling and JFC Marine.


Great things are only possible with great people.

JFC employees work every day to discover and address new ways to solve customers problems. They are ambitious and lead with focus, drive and passion. JFC expect their people to give their best every day through delivering on the core competencies of leadership, business acumen, customer focus, achievement and relationship development. In doing so, they shape the strategic objectives and achieve the JFC Vision.

JFC are always looking for talented people to join the team and make it their priority to treat them well. They offer numerous career paths within their many businesses and departments including R&D, Sales & Marketing, IT, Finance, Operations, Procurement & Logistics, Human Resources and Management.

Whether it is speaking to a customer at an exhibition, designing a new product in the R&D laboratory or bringing products to life in their production facilities, everyone who works at the JFC Group starts with a commitment to Customers.

As a JFC employee, you will have exciting opportunities to innovate, collaborate and demonstrate your passion towards excellence every day.

See their Careers Page on or email your CV to

Eirtech Aviation Services jobs

Eirtech Aviation Services have joined Jobs Expo Galway

We’re very excited to have a global company like Eirtech Aviation Services exhibit at Jobs Expo Galway. Their recruitment team will be looking for new talent to join the company throughout the day. Register for this FREE careers event today and we’ll see you 16th February at the Galway Racecourse.

About Eirtech Aviation Services

Eirtech Aviation Services is a world-leading specialist Aviation Services Company. They work in providing tailor made engineering services, production services advanced composite repair services, and asset management solutions. Their work ensures regulatory compliance to International airlines, private operators and aviation leasing companies across the globe.

Careers at Eirtech

As a world leading Specialist Aviation Services Company, Eirtech are continuously seeking dedicated professionals to join their diverse team. Eirtech is a growing company, offering endless challenges and rewards to employees in two continents.

Eirtech has a great work environment that offers vast career opportunities. Furthermore, they provide graduate options for those who want to enhance their career.

Aran Biomedical jobs

Aran Biomedical have joined Jobs Expo Galway’s diverse range of exhibitors

We’re very excited to have Aran Biomedical on board Jobs Expo Galway. Their recruitment team will be looking for new talent for their company. Register today for this FREE careers event and we’ll see you 16th February at the Galway Racecourse.

About Aran Biomedical

Aran Biomedical is a provider of product development and manufacturing services for cardiovascular medical implants. The company has expertise in implantable medical textiles, advanced braiding, PTFE covered stents and polymeric coated devices. Aran offers end-to-end product development services, from initial concept design, to volume commercial manufacturing of finished packaged devices. The company possesses industry know-how, technical resources and experience, along with regulatory consultative support. As a result, this ensures a smooth transition from an initial concept design, to a fully certified product.

Aran Biomedical has significant expertise in developing textile solutions for implantable devices. This includes braiding, knitting and weaving, for applications such as stent grafts, occlusion devices and heart valves. Products are customised as required for the indication, from the selection of resin, yarn or wire type, textile configuration etc, to establish the final design specification. Aran Biomedical also offers advanced braiding, from 3 – 96 carrier ends, with a range of materials, including metals, polymers and resorbable polymers.

The company’s coating and encapsulation competencies allow for the covering of stents and other implantable frames. Polymeric coatings, such as urethanes, silicone, co-polymers and resorbable materials, can be applied to a range of different implantable devices, from vessel occlusion and thrombus retrieval devices, to structural heart frames. The company also offers PTFE encapsulation of balloon and self-expanding stents, with wall thicknesses as low as 40 microns. Additionally, Aran Biomedical can offer electrospun coverings for implants, which can be developed using a vast range of polymers, both resorbable and non-resorbable.

Aran Biomedical’s combines core development competencies with a range of additional processing and characterisation capabilities, such as laser processing, 3D printing, moulding and mechanical characterisation. Partnering with medical device OEM’s globally, Aran Biomedical enables companies to supply next generation products to clinicians and their patients.

Kelly Services jobs

Find great career opportunities with Kelly Services. Meet their team at Jobs Expo Galway

Kelly Services are returning to exhibit at Jobs Expo Galway next month. Their recruitment team will be taking a strand on 16th February at the Galway Racecourse. They will be looking for new talent throughout the day. Register for this FREE event today and discover great jobs in Galway.

Kelly in Ireland

Kelly have been in Ireland for over two decades. They are a recruitment agency. They listen to the people they connect with, look for their unique skills and discover how they want to work.

For years Kelly has helped place thousands of candidates across the country. Furthermore, they place great people that make a profound impact on people’s lives: these are the production operators that make medical devices that allow patients to thrive and live. Kelly can confidently say that they are experts in the recruitment field. Their clients include but are not exclusive to: Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Stryker, Creganna Medical and Goodman Medical.

The company is consistently reacting to client and candidate needs, proactively managing and exceeding the expectations. They tailor their approach to each and every person they work with. The team works collaboratively as they share knowledge and best practice.

They have seen employees evolve in the course of their employment with them – they give people confidence and opportunity for constant progress. In today’s hectic world people want the flexibility of fitting work around their lifestyle while still having a consistent income and Kelly has helped to enable that.

At Kelly they see people not candidates, they see the individual not the number.

RSA insurance

RSA return to recruit at Jobs Expo Galway on 16th February

We’re happy to announce that RSA will be joining us again at our upcoming Galway event. They will be exhibiting, as well as recruiting, at the Galway Racecourse.

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.


Jobs Expo Wins

Jobs Expo Wins Best Irish Jobs & Recruitment Fair 2019

Jobs Expo, Ireland’s largest employment and educational event, has won the Irish Enterprise Award for Best Irish Jobs & Recruitment Fair 2019. This announcement comes ahead of the next Jobs Expo which takes place at the Galway Racecourse on 16th February, 10am – 4pm.

Past winners of this notable award include multinational pharmacy sales, marketing, and distribution specialists, the Pharmed Group; charity, training provider and on-the-ground support organisation, Autism Ireland; recognised leaders in Irish Street food, EatYard; fitness and health experts, Educogym; and esteemed educational institution, IT Sligo.

About the Irish Enterprise Awards

The Irish Enterprise Awards were established by industry publishers to reward excellence in business as well as acknowledge progressive contributions to the Irish economy. Circulated to 100,000 C-suite executives and leading decision makers in European countries (and counties that have free trade with the EU), EU Business News analyses and reports on economic trends. 80% of their readers are European entrepreneurial leaders seeking to stay at the forefront of developments throughout the major markets. With access to the international resources of publisher AI Global Media, EU Business News is the go-to resource for businesses across top European industries.

Jobs Expo: Recruiting Across Ireland

Since 2012, more than 100,000 jobseekers have attended Jobs Expos across the country, meeting hundreds of employers, as well as availing of free professional career advice and development seminars presented by industry insiders. These established recruitment fairs run twice yearly in Galway, Cork, and Dublin, while the Education Expo, Construction Jobs Expo, and Biz Expo are focused industry events which grow in scope year-on-year.

Jobs Expo is an Irish-owned, Dublin-based business, managed by Careers Unlimited and BCS Recruitment. Kevin Branigan, Careers Unlimited CEO and head of Dublin’s Radio Nova, commented on the win: “We get such good feedback from the employers and training providers we work with. Our team strives to support and promote our clients for each Expo. It’s certainly gratifying to have the hard work that’s put into these events recognised by the Irish Enterprise Awards.”

Bronagh Cotter, founder of BCS Recruitment added: “Winning this Irish Enterprise Award has been a great boost. For over 10 years, our staff at BCS Recruitment have delivered top-tier HR services and we are delighted with the acknowledgment. As a recruiter, our role in managing the Jobs Expos has allowed us to interact and connect with clients, as well as preempt trends and adapt accordingly. At present, BCS recruitment is in a unique position, and our plan over the next three years is to expand and develop into strategic markets – so watch this space!”

Register your place now for the next Jobs Expo; there are upcoming dates scheduled in Cork, Dublin, and Galway.

Dolores Andrew - Gavin

Meet career coach, Dolores Andrew – Gavin, at Jobs Expo Galway

Dolores’ passion is to help people get their mojo back! We can all feel lost at times and be it career wise, in relationships or just feeling a little lost with life in general.

Dolores is the Founder of IrishHealthHour and the Global Emotional Health Summit

Her passion is for helping people find their story about what it is they actually do in life and why they do it. We all have this WHY which makes us the unique individual we are.

When we find this story and come from this place in our work and in our personal life everything changes as we are working in alignment with our core beliefs and values. There is less push and pull as we are working authentically.

She is also an author, speaker and content writer and help people write content that is aligned with their story and from where they can find their ideal clients and customers.

Dolores is also the founder of Celtic Soul Essence. She works to help you take back control of what you can change about your life.

She works a lot with the emotional realm and, as she has realised through her own personal journey, when we work with what our body is telling us and come from that place life just begins to flow more easily. We ditch the push and pull for the flowing with ease!

Dolores offers a range of therapies and online courses and can combine to suit your individual needs:

  • Soul Care
  •  Reiki
  • EFT
  • Assertiveness Coaching
Frank Hynes

Meet career coach, Frank Hynes, at Jobs Expo Galway on 16th February at the Galway Racecourse

Frank Hynes is the founder and CEO of a business called JobChanger


Through JobChanger he helps people find work they truly love and are passionate about.


Frank works with people who want to change their current work situation. Clients include mums who have stayed at home to look after children and now want to return to work or start their own business but just don’t know where to start. Clients also include people currently in work but who are looking for something more inspiring and rewarding where they feel their contribution is truly valued.


Frank spent 28 years working in the public sector changing roles many times. He has vast training including a Master’s degree and a number of Graduate Diplomas including Leadership Development.


He spent several years figuring out what he wanted to do.  He now will show you how to figure this out for yourself literally in a matter of weeks by following a proven step by step process.


He is married to Teresa and has 4 children ranging from 17 to 25 years.


Check out the business website

Frank can be contacted by e-mail or by phone (087)2832761.

FIT courses

Become an IT expert with FIT (Fast Track to Information Technology), exhibitors at Jobs Expo Galway.

Are you looking to do training courses in IT? FIT have new tech apprenticeships that they will be taking admissions for at Jobs Expo Galway. Register for this FREE careers event today and meet their team on 16th February at the Galway Racecourse.


FIT & The New Tech Apprenticeships

FIT are Ireland’s Appointed Coordinators of the new National Tech Apprenticeships. These Apprenticeships aim to attract and grow the talent pipeline by providing training in Software Development, Network Engineering and Cyber Security. There has never been a better time to pursue a career in Ireland’s IT sector.

Currently, there’s over 12,000 current vacancies in the tech sector-as highlighted by the recent FIT ICT Skills Audit 2018. Delivered with their valued partners, Ireland’s Education and Training Boards (ETBs), FIT are helping more people to discover their talents through training. This concept remains at the heart of the national apprenticeship system.

Furthermore, these companies are keen to recruit Smart People with Smart Skills. These new Tech Apprenticeships allow participants to ‘earn while they learn’. In addition, this has been championed by industry and is now incorporated as an integrated component of statutory provision. Over a two-year period the programme combines college-based learning with on-the-job application. This in turn culminates in the attainment of the ICT Associate Professional Apprenticeship Award QQI Level 6.


The Tech Sector Wants YOU!

Demand for people with tech skills is growing rapidly! The digital transformation has captured the attention of the nation’s industries. Hence, many great companies are looking to apprenticeships to fill their skills gaps.

Emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are creating new industrial sectors. Driverless cars, delivery by drones and further prospects result in the creation of new roles. These new roles demand skill sets and career paths across all sectors of the economy. And this’s expected to grow in the coming years.

Built on a proto-type that was ‘road-tested’ with over 150 leading technology companies sponsoring 249 successful participants, the New Tech Apprenticeships facilitates three track of technology training nationwide:

  • Software Development
  • Network Engineering
  • Cyber Security


FIT are looking for people with a passion for IT with a can-do attitude and aptitude for learning.

Follow FIT on social media for all the latest Tech Apprenticeship news!

@FastrackIntoIT on Facebook and Twitter/ on Instagram

Merit Medical jobs

Medtech company of the year, Merit Medical, join Jobs Expo Galway

We are very excited to have the renowned Merit Medical exhibit at Jobs Expo Galway. Register for our FREE careers fair today and meet their recruitment team on 16th Febraury at the Galway Racecourse.


“Medtech Company of the Year”

A recipient of the 2018 Medtech Company of the Year Award, Merit Medical is undoubtedly leading the way for medical device manufacturing in Galway. This global company makes and manufactures devices used in diagnostic & interventional cardiology & radiology procedures.


History of Merit Medical

Commencing operations in Castlerea, Co Roscommon, Ireland in 1993 with 22 employees manufacturing single-use inflation and hemostasis devices. Today, Merit’s European operations are headquartered in Galway City. Since then company has enjoyed steady and significant growth including the opening of its second facility in Parkmore Industrial Estate in 2012. Each year Merits workforce has expanded rapidly now reaching almost 1,000 employees.


The Galway plant is considered as the centre of excellence for the development and manufacture of a number of the company’s key products. Furthermore, the on-site R&D team are continuously striving for innovative solutions to meet customer needs. Their total sales support 30% of global revenue.


A great work environment

Merit Medical’s achievements are accomplished by engaged, skilled and committed workforce. Employees enjoy many benefits at Merit which include an on-site fully subsidised canteen, well-being programmes, a sports and social club, as well as free parking. They offer a dynamic, diverse, and high-performance workforce with the opportunity to work on highly technical & continuous improvement projects. Merit medical is passionate about fostering employee development and productive learning. They are delighted to say that over the past two years over 50% of hires have been internal promotions. In addition, the company offers work experience opportunities, apprenticeship programmes and placements each year for college students. This year has also seen the launch of Merit Medical’s first ever graduate programme!


The Galway facility produced over 15 million devices last year. This has improved the lives of 9 million patients around the world, and Merit continue to grow and expand. With this growth, comes opportunity!  Merit Medical Ireland is focused on people development. They believe that if they provide a platform on which to perform, the space to be creative and the ability to surprise, then anything is possible.


Are you Merit Medical material?

Merit Medical Ireland is a great place to work! They have an energetic and dynamic culture as well as a supportive and collaborative environment. Merit Medical is always seeking talented, team-oriented individuals who share the company’s vision to be the most customer focused company in healthcare.  Merit Medical hire and develop people that are determined to build something special through hard work, team building, innovation, empowerment, and commitment.  If you are proactive and passionate about your work, Merit want to hear from you!

Liam Horan Sli Nua Careers

Meet Liam Horan of Sli Nua Careers at Jobs Expo Galway next month

Sli Nua Careers was founded in August 2010. Managing Director is Liam Horan. Sli Nua Careers provides the following services on a one-one-basis to clients:

  • Career Writing/Editing
  • CVs & Cover Letters
  • Personal statements
  • LinkedIn profiles
  • Application forms
  • CV Critiques


  • Interview Training
  • Mock Interviews
  • Presentations

Specialist group work, using some or all of above, is carried out in conjunction with:

  • Government agencies
  • Transition Year school groups
  • Local area partnerships
  • Employers
Aggie Pulfer

Meet career coach, Aggie Pulfer, at Jobs Expo Galway on Saturday 16th February at the Galway Racecourse

Aggie Pulfer is a people orientated person, with a solution focused mindset and a practical approach to business, career and life. She has built a coaching practice on rich work experience, strong academical background, passion for bringing the best out of others, and never-ending personal development.

When she was seven years old, she asked her granny to pay for her English classes, as she had a strong belief: one day she would find herself in an English-speaking country and after 20 years, she moved to Ireland! This is her home now: magical, friendly and supportive country, full of multinational and multicultural communities, and infinite opportunities for everyone.

From a professional point of view, she possesses a Master’s Degree in Coaching, several top-end certificates related to this field and, to Neuroscience, which she have been following for the past ten years.

And finally, coaching partnership: the work she enjoys the most! In less than two years, she has coached successfully over 30 clients and several teams, from 14 different countries. We are talking about more than 200 hours of professional coaching, while still working full time in a different role, studying and taking care of her family and friends. So many roles we all play in our business, career and life!

Sigmar Recruitment

Are you a jobseeker out west? Sigmar Recruitment will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo Galway next month

We are thrilled to announce that Sigmar Recruitment have joined Jobs Expo Galway. Their team will be looking for skilled professionals and taking CVs throughout the day. Register for this FREE event today on our website and we’ll see you on the 16th February at the Galway Racecourse.

About Sigmar Recruitment

Sigmar Recruitment support companies and jobseekers nationwide. They have over 140 industry experts with offices located in Galway, Cork, Dublin & Tralee.

The Sigmar Recruitment Galway office is located in the City Centre – Dockgate Building at the Galway Docks. The Galway team recruit for temporary, permanent and contract positions across multiple industry sectors in the West, North West & Midlands.

Industry Sectors that the team recruit for include:

  • Science, Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction & Building Services
  • IT/Software
  • Supply Chain
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Multilingual
  • Accountancy/Finance
  • Legal
  • HR
  • Insurance
  • Office Support positions.


Sigmar Recruitment are frequently recognised at National and International Industry awards for Recruitment Excellence. In addition, last year the company won Best in Best in Practice IT & Telecoms (NRF Awards), Top 10 Medium Size Workplaces (Great Place to Work Awards) and HR Supplier of the Year (HR Leadership & Management Awards). Furthermore, Sigmar have the Most 5 Star Google Reviews of any Irish Recruitment Agency!


Sigmar embrace social entrepreneurship as a key component of their strategy. This is in order to lead the industry response to job activation and to drive the national talent agenda. Apart from creating immense internal pride, their initiatives have had a real impact and have been recognised in the international press, by industry peers, political and business leaders nationally and internationally.

Sigmar Recruitment were proud winners of Best Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the National Recruitment Federation Awards for the last two years as well as Best CSR Initiative at the Recruitment International Awards 2015 which were held in London.

Johnson & Johnson CERENOVUS

Johnson & Johnson CERENOVUS have joined 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 Accredited Executive Coach, currently coaching business leaders and senior executives in FTSE 250 listed companies, SME’s, 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.”