Almost 40 of the West’s leading employers are to exhibit at the inaugural Jobs Expo Galway this Saturday. Employers include those from multiple sectors including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), ICT, Medtech, Retail, Insurance, Hotels, Recruitment, Training and Pharma as well as local employment networks and the Western Development Commission. Meanwhile, international employers exhibiting include Immigration Northwest Ontario, the Isle of Man Government, Motor, and Local Employment networks
The event will take place on Saturday 11th February at the Radisson Blu on Mt. Atalia Road from 11am to 4pm. It will showcase some of the region’s most highly-regarded companies, including both Irish and multinational employers. It is the first time Jobs Expo has taken place in Galway; the event takes twice-yearly in Dublin and Cork and is regarded as Ireland’s leading jobs fair.
It’s aimed at people in Galway and the wider western region seeking opportunities or a career change and is free to attend.
“We have had a tremendous response from companies and jobseekers for this Saturday’s event”, says organiser Bronagh Cotter of Careers Unlimited. “The job market in the West has heated up substantially and companies are looking to recruit and expand. This Saturday’s expo features employers from a wide range of sectors, seeking to meet skilled professionals for the West of Ireland.”
As well as the wide array of employers, Jobs Expo Galway will feature a day of seminars, talks and free career advice in the ‘Career Clinic’, a dedicated area staffed by experienced career coaches. “The Career Clinic is one of the most important and popular aspects of Jobs Expo, and it’s totally free of charge to attendees. Our team of coaches will help jobseekers with practical advice, such as CV preparation and interview skills. They can also assist people who want a career change,” says Ms Cotter. Meanwhile, the Seminar Zone will offer free, topical talks given by industry insiders. “We have some very interesting talks lined up for this Saturday’s Seminar Zone event”, she says.
“Our aim is to ensure that Jobs Expo has something for everyone, from entry-level positions to senior management roles as well as everything in between,” explains Bronagh. “Our main sponsor, Mathworks, will talk about opportunities at their new Galway office, while MetLife will tell us all about their new Global Technology Campus. Immigration Northwestern Ontario will explain why you should consider moving to this part of Canada, and for unemployed people thinking of retraining, FIT will discuss their ICT Associate Professional Apprenticeship Style Programme. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg”, she says.
“In addition, the West is a STEM, medical technology and ICT hub, and many companies taking part in Jobs Expo Galway reflect this. There will be no shortage of high-end roles at Jobs Expo this Saturday”, says Bronagh.
Acorn Life; Advant Medical; Alkermes; Ashford Castle; Alere; BCS Sales Recruitment; BD; Boston Scientific; Coaching and Mentoring Excellence; Cpl Resources plc.; Creganna Medical; FIT; Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board; Immigration Northwestern Ontario; Innopharma College of Applied Science; Isle of Man Government; LotusWorks; MathWorks; Matrix Recruitment Group; MetLife; Merit Medical; Military Autosource; Nightcourses; NUI Galway; Obair, the Local Employment Service Network; PhoneWatch; SmartBear; SiteMinder; SOLAS; SL Controls; Surmodics; Transitions Optical; Trinzo; Virtual Expos; Western Development Commission; Workplace Relations Commission; ZELTIQ Aesthetics and more.
Companies giving talks and seminars at Jobs Expo Galway include Siteminder; Boston Scientific; MetLife; Innopharma College of Applied Sciences; MathWorks; FIT; NUI Galway; Immigration Northwestern Ontario; and Career Coaching Ireland.
Career coaches taking part in Jobs Expo Galway include Helen Phelan, Coaching and Mentoring Excellence; Deirdre Dowling, Dowling Coaching; Ger Colleran, Talent Fusion; freelance coach Gráinne Hurley; careers advisor Laura Greene; Marie Devane, Devane Careers; and Pat Cregg, Career Coaching Ireland.
Admission is free for all wishing to attend Jobs Exp Galway. Those interested can register by visiting www.jobsexpo.ie
JOBS EXPO GALWAY EVENT DETAILS
Dates: Saturday 11 February 2017
Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Lough Atalia Rd, Galway
Entrance fee: FREE
Full details at: https://www.jobsexpo.ie/
Main Organiser: BCS Recruitment
Jobs Expo 2016
Tel: (01) 5311 280 / 087 646 3175
Picture: Ruari Conway (Siteminder), Gianluca Pepi (Mathworks), Lyndsay Donnelly (Jobs Expo), Mary Quinn (SmartBear), Luke Murphy (Phonewatch), Sandra o’ Farrell (SmartBear), Niall Lynch (SmartBear), Line Verselder (Mathworks), Colm Egan (Smartbear), Bronagh Cotter (Jobs Expo), Leo Hogan (Phonewatch), Kevin Branigan (Jobs Expo).