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Scientists, Engineers and Geniuses! Jobs Expo has STEM opportunities for you

20 September 2016
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Do you work in science, technology, engineering or medicine? These sectors, colloquially known as STEM, offer some of the most interesting, exciting and rewarding careers. What’s more, STEM professionals are also some of the most in-demand employees in Ireland.

The STEM sector in Ireland has been heating up for years. Qualified professionals – particularly in certain fields – are spoilt for choice. STEM-related companies employ almost a third of Ireland’s workforce. No wonder a whooping 1380 new jobs were announced in just one month – April – earlier this year.

If you are looking for your next challenge or just curious about what opportunities are out there, get yourself along to this October’s Jobs Expo. Our event on 22 October features some of STEM’s most prestigious international and national employers.

Here’s an A to (almost) Z of the leading STEM employers taking part in Jobs Expo.


Alkermes is a fully integrated global biopharmaceutical company. The company applies their scientific expertise, proprietary technologies and global resources to develop products that to make a meaningful difference in the way patients manage their disease. They focus on central nervous system disorders, such as schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis. Alkermes is an international, publicly traded biopharmaceutical company with more than 1,600 employees.

B/E Aerospace

B/E Aerospace is an industry leader with over 10,000 employees and more than 35 major facilities around the world. The company founded in 1987. From 1992, B/E Aerospace has been a cabin interiors provider. B/E Aerospace in Kilkeel, County Down is the company's Northern Ireland base. They are one of the largest and most successful companies in Northern Ireland. Their core business is the assembly of seating for commercial aircrafts. They also manufacture components for use in the assembly of seats.

Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific transforms lives through innovative medical solutions. Established in 1979, Boston Scientific aims to benefit public health by bringing more accessible, lower cost and less invasive medical options to patients.

Boston Scientific employs around 23,000 across the world and has three locations in Ireland – Galway, Cork and Clonmel. The Galway site has over 2,600 employees; the Cork facility has more than 1,100 employees; and BS Clonmel employees 850 people.

Control Equipment Ltd

Control Equipment Ltd is one of Ireland’s Leading switchgear and control panel manufacturers. They are a privately owned company and have been in business for over thirty years. CEL produces a range of switchgear for large-scale industrial and commercial projects. Dave Hayde established Control Equipment Limited in 1982. In 2009, CEL opened their sales offices in Amman, Jordan and in Doha, Qatar. In 2012, the company opened a second manufacturing facility in Dublin to meet the growing demand for their products and services.

Suir Engineering

Suir Engineering is an Imtech company, one of the largest independently owned and managed technical service providers in the UK and Ireland. Suir Engineering has over 30 years of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation expertise. Their clients include blue chip companies in a number of sectors. Suir has undertaken projects at data centres, power stations, pharmaceutical and food and beverage facilities and within the renewable energy industry. The company employs more than 450 people and has offices in Dublin and Waterford.

VWR International

VWR is a leading, global, independent provider of products, services and solutions to laboratory and production facilities. They enable science for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. VWR helps accelerate scientific innovation. The company provide educators, scientists, researchers, medical professionals and engineers the most effective and efficient solutions, products, equipment and services. VWR has more than 160 years of experience and are able to provide an unmatched product choice.

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