Industry News

17th September 2018

Microsoft Ireland to create 200 new jobs

Microsoft Ireland has announced the creation of 200 new jobs within its Dublin site. The newly created positions will work in areas such as artificial intelligence and various other digital technologies. The acquisition of new staff will increase the workforce to 2,200 staff. 200 highly skilled digital roles at Microsoft Currently, Microsoft’s engineering teams are...

3rd September 2018

Sir Stelios helps Omagh entrepreneur bring his innovative idea to life

Do you know a great business idea when you see it? Or do you ever think ‘why has no one ever thought of this before?’ A country Tyrone businessman launched his innovative new firm with help from the Go For It programme through Fermanagh & Omagh District Council. Not only that but he also received...

24th July 2018

210 jobs created by NI aviation firm Mallaghan

A multi-million pound investment will see Co Tyrone aviation manufacturing firm Mallaghan double its workforce, taking on 210 new staff. Family-run company Mallaghan Engineering currently employs 206 staff and manufactures ground support equipment for aviation including catering trucks, de-icing rigs, passenger stairs and cabin trucks. The business is extending its premises in Dungannon as well...

28th June 2018

DMS Ireland Launches their graduation ball for 2018 in partnership with nijobfinder

The DMS Ireland Graduation Ball is set to take place in 11 weeks to celebrate the success of Human Resource and Learning & Development Professionals who have completed their Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) Qualifications with DMS in the past 18 months.  The Bangor-based centre, which delivers CIPD Qualifications on the island of...

12th June 2018

Recruitment Day

RECRUITMENT DAY Monday 18th June 2018, 2.30pm – 5.30pm Musgrave MarketPlace, 1-15 Dargan Crescent, Duncrue Road, Belfast BT3 9HJ Class 2 HGV Driver’s Required Essential Criteria: Candidates must have a C license and 2 years driving experience. Interviews will be held on the day Apply online in advance at

29th May 2018

Celebrating the Best in the Charity Sector

NORTHERN Ireland’s charity chiefs celebrated the very best work in their sector earlier this month. The CO3 leadership awards showcased amazing achievements that have changed lives – including the efforts of Aidan Byrne, who has transformed the prospects of homeless people through the magic of football. The co-founder of Street Soccer Northern Ireland picked up...

29th May 2018

Learn Grow Excel

TWO of Northern Ireland’s leading exporters have revealed how a strategy of learning, growing and excelling has helped their companies achieve international success. Nick Coburn, Managing Director of Ulster Carpets and Seamus Connolly, Managing Director of Fastank, were speaking at Northern Ireland Chamber’s Learn Grow Ex-cel conference at held Belfast’s Hilton Hotel. More than 150...

29th May 2018

Hats off to Trainees

HOTELIERS have identified the well documented skills shortage in Northern Ireland as the greatest challenge facing the sector. As hotel rooms reach record levels, issues around recruitment, skills and staffing have never been more topical. Hospitality is one of many sectors facing a staffing crisis alongside healthcare, manufacturing and construction. There is stiff competition for...

22nd May 2018

Event introduces young people to careers in creative industries

A RECENT employability event aimed at steering vulnerable young people away from risk introduced some of the exciting career options that exist within the creative industries sector. Over 90 people, aged 16-25, from all over Ireland, attended the cluster event at the Nerve Centre in Derry/Londonderry. The event brought together projects that are funded through...

22nd May 2018

CIPD NI Awards

THE Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service were called to the stage to lift the top prize at this year’s CIPD Northern Ireland Awards. The service’s human resources unit was named team of the year, sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland, at the premier awards for HR and L&D professionals. Sponsored by recruitment specialists Grafton, the accolades...

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