Written by Dave Cullen
Cpl’s Galway branch was established in 1998 to help meet the growing demand for recruitment services in the West of Ireland. The office caters to a diverse range of clients and over the past 12 years, the branch has developed into a comprehensive team of 6 highly talented professionals working across a broad spectrum of industries. These sectors include: Science and Engineering, Software Development, Sales & Marketing, Supply chain, Accountancy & Finance, HR and Temporary staff. The branch encompasses the following departments: CPL Healthcare, Nifast, Flexsource and Kate Cowhig and operates throughout the following counties: Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Galway and Roscommon.
Our team recruit for some of the largest multinational corporations in the region. We also work with both small and medium enterprises to source and provide talented, dedicated and experienced employees across temporary, contract and permanent roles.
In 2012, Galway City played host to the finale of the Volvo Ocean Race, Cpl was the exclusive recruitment partner to ‘Let’s do it Global’ for whom they successfully sourced 1,500 volunteers for the event. Cpl received significant positive exposure from the partnership and was able to raise awareness of their new Industrial and Technical staffing brand known as Flexsource. The key highlight from this partnership culminated in a visit to the Galway office by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny in July.
Current Employment Developments and Market Trends
At present, Cpl Galway is involved in a huge recruitment drive for Valeo. Over 200 people have been taken on in the last 2 years with expansion expected to continue. They have recruited people from all over the world, primarily in the areas of electronics, R&D, hardware and engineering. There is a demand for Electronic Design and Mechanical Design Engineers and Strong Network Administrators. This represents a huge boost for both Galway and indeed the West of Ireland as a whole.
SAP is actively recruiting for Account Support positions, as well as Multilingual Customer Service and Technical Support staff, specifically for German and French speakers. HP have some major global projects being staffed out of Galway, a number of contract positions in Business objects, Business Intelligence, QlikView, MDM, ETL and various software development roles. Avaya have on-going recruitment drives for software developers with JAVA, release management experience, as well as QA testers.
Fidelity Investments have opportunities for various IT positions, especially software developers and QA testers. The Western region itself has some opportunities for Qualified Accountants with an MNC background and specifically US GAAP/SOX knowledge.
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