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Salary Survey 2014 Published

Collins McNicholas is pleased to announce the publication of its ‘Salary Survey 2014’, of management, professional and administrative salaries in Ireland. These salaries are based on the actual salary information provided by our clients for vacancies we have worked on and/or filled in the first three months of this year. The information is largely based on salaries in the multinational sector which has accounted for the vast majority of the positions we have worked on/or filled this year to date. The information is corroborated by the salary data supplied to us by job seekers who register with us and are in employment at the time of registration. In the period between January and March 2014 we registered over 3,500 candidates. This is an increase of 6% from last year. For the purposes of this salary survey we have recorded salary levels for professionals with between 3-5 years’ experience. These professionals tend to be the most sought after group and that is why we have used this sample. It is also worth pointing out that the information is based on a significantly increased number of job vacancies and placements year to date which reflects market commentary relating to the significant pick up in the export sector in the last four years. In the period between January and March 2014 we registered over 440 new job vacancies. This shows an increase of 10% from last year. This is indicative of the overall improvement in the economy with the unemployment rate dropping 1.9% to 11.8% in the 12 months to March 2014. The increased number of vacancies, as well as being a tangible indicator of an increase in economic activity in 2013/14, also means there can be a high level of confidence in the accuracy of the information supplied in this salary survey, as it is based on a significantly larger sample of open vacancies this year. Salaries have remained largely stable in the last 12 months but there have been some upward trends in specialist technical roles, mostly in the IT and pharma/medtech sectors. This is most likely due to the tightening of the supply of certain technical skills and does not reflect a broader trend of wage increases. The IT sector is often mentioned as the prime example of where salaries are on the increase but this is not reflected nationally. The increased IT/Software graduate output from the Universities and Institutes combined with the impact we expect to see from the various conversion courses should improve the supply of IT talent in Ireland over the coming years. In our view wage stability should continue to make Ireland more competitive internationally, particularly in a European context where Ireland has become steadily more cost competitive. We hope the information contained in this publication will be a useful resource for both jobseekers and employers in the year ahead. To view our Salary Survey, please CLICK HERE Niall Murray General Manager Collins McNicholas...

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Recent trip to The Netherlands

Lots of Engineering Career Opportunities for Graduates and experienced Engineers. A group of us have just returned from another very successful visit to The Netherlands where we held meetings with our recruitment partners and got to visit some of their clients as well as getting to sample some of the delights Eindhoven has to offer. It was a short trip but was very beneficial. Meetings were arranged with teams from the areas of Manufacturing Engineering, Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, R&D, Food & Pharma and Oil & Gas. This was a great opportunity to discuss the requirements that are desired and the expected high demand for 2014. Aileen Lalor, Caroline Dowling, Jane Hendry and Nicola Egan visited ASML the largest supplier in the world of photolithography systems for the semiconductor industry. Here we got to meet Irish engineers we had placed and listen to their stories and their experience of the transition from working or being a fresh graduate in Ireland to working in a huge global Hi-Tech company in The Netherlands. As well as meeting them we got to appreciate the sheer vastness of the ASML site which is still being extended, and currently employs c. 10,000 employees. Another highlight for some members of the team was our visit to Phillips Stadium, home to PSV Eindhoven where we had a very enjoyable lunch and got to experience what it’s like to sit in a corporate box, if only for a few minutes. We currently have exciting international opportunities in The Netherlands for a Quality Assurance Validation Officer and a Food Technologist.  If you are a recent Engineering Graduate and would...

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We are recruiting for a Senior Quality Manager in France!

Opportunity in France for a permanent Senior Quality Manager to head up the Quality function in a large manufacturing pharmaceutical site – are you looking for that next move in your career? The person will ensure that the Quality Management System is implemented and maintained in conformity with ISO9001, ISO13485, 21CFR820 and all regulatory requirements (cf DOC9360/1) in order to ensure compliance during audits and inspections. Ensure the quality of the products, through the controls, the work environment, the laboratory of analysis, the validations. Ensure continuous improvement and quality spirit in the company for customer satisfaction and Manage the “Quality Management System” process. Ensure that the quality management system and processes are implemented and maintained in conformity with the standards ISO 9001, ISO 13485, 21CFR820 and the applicable regulatory requirements (DOC9360/1), while maintaining the certifications obtained (quality and regulatory). Report on the operation and effectiveness of the quality management system to management in order to review it and serve as a basis for continuous improvement and overall encourage awareness of customer requirements and regulatory requirements within the company. Build on relations with notified bodies and competent authorities (FDA, TGA) to organize, handle and follow-up all audits and inspections of the site. For further Information on this role, please contact Michelle Murphy on 091-706711 for a confidential conversation or email michelle.murphy@collinsmcnicholas.ie For more information on our Recruitment and HR Services, and to see a full list of our available jobs across Ireland, please visit our website at http://www.collinsmcnicholas.ie/    ...

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Overseas GAA Clubs Provide Great Networks for Emigrants Seeking Employment

There has been much debate recently about the impact of emigration on GAA clubs. While much of the debate has understandably been focused on the detrimental impact on local clubs, it must also be recognised that we are witnessing an important expansion in the profile of the game internationally. As local GAA clubs lose a steady stream of talented young footballers to emigration these same players are joining new clubs outside of Ireland. They are finding a way to continue their sporting careers, and keeping an all important link with home in the process. In this way, as new clubs spring up all over the world, they are contributing to a thriving international GAA scene. Impact on Irish ClubsThe effect on clubs in Ireland, principally small rural clubs, has been severe. Some clubs are witnessing several players leaving each year. Most of the players who are leaving are recent university graduates, or young skilled trade professionals, who are unable to find employment in the country. It is a phenomenon that is not confined solely to small clubs. Inter-county players have also been forced to leave these shores to look for work. Fourteen players on Leitrim’s county panel emigrated in 2012, and several others are currently unemployed. Louth lost 11 players in 2012 as well. Last year it was estimated that the country was losing roughly 250 players a month. Impact on the International Game On the other side of this is the growing stature of the game internationally. Clubs can be found from Vancouver Canada, to Wellington New Zealand, and everywhere in between. There are numerous clubs in Australia...

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Graduate Engineering Opportunities in The Netherlands

Together with our partner company, Collins McNicholas currently is currently recruiting for a large number of career opportunities in the high tech industry in The Netherlands. Positions currently exist in a number of hi-tech companies in Eindhoven and the surrounding areas in South Netherlands.  Staff from our Midlands and Dublin Offices recently talked to students and recent graduates in IT Tallaght and DIT about the opportunities available to them, for more information and to see photographs, visit their dedicated Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/cmcnjobs?ref=hl#!/pages/Engineering-and-Science-Graduate-Opportunities/417352954983211 Examples of the types of profiles we are recruiting for are outlined below: System Install Engineer Degree qualified candidates in Electronic / Electrical / Mechatronic / Mechanical Engineering who wish to develop a career in hands on hi tech Engineering roles.  These roles are responsible for introducing, producing and delivering leading edge lithographic systems, related products and services in a continuously changing market, on time, against competitive cost, with quality exceeding customers’ expectation. Service Engineer Laser Technology Degree qualified candidates in Electronic / Electrical / Mechatronic / Mechanical Engineering who wish to develop a career in hands-on hi tech Engineering roles.  These roles involve performing installation, upgrades, repairs and maintenance of complex equipment and systems, troubleshooting system malfunctions and solving problems with the support of a team of experts. Proto Engineer   Degree qualified candidates in Electronic / Electrical / Mechatronic / Mechanical Engineering who wish to develop a career in hands on hi tech Engineering roles.  These roles are responsible for operating and maintaining test tools and systems used to verify the design concept at a system level, contributing towards an optimal design for the complete product, building...

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Graduate Engineering Opportunities & the GAA’s Newest Football Club in Eindhoven

Lots of Graduate Engineering Opportunities still in Eindhoven and now the opportunity to join GAA’s newest football club, Eindhoven Shamrocks We have just returned from a trip to Eindhoven this week, where we visited our recruitment partner and met with many Irish Engineers. We are delighted to see the formation of a new GAA club, ‘Eindhoven Shamrocks’, which is being formed as a result of the number of Irish Graduate Engineers who have commenced a rewarding Engineering career and settled into life in Eindhoven in recent years.  We have all been saddened to hear of the challenges faced by a large number of GAA clubs as a result of recent emigration causing a reduction in numbers of players available.  However, it is heartening to see the tradition is being kept alive and spreading to new locations by Ireland’s current band of ambassadors who are certainly enhancing the reputation of Ireland’s technology and engineering graduates overseas.  Much more news to follow on ‘Eindhoven Shamrocks’ as the team starts to develop and training commences. Eindhoven and South Netherlands in general continues to have a strong demand for graduate engineers who are motivated to develop a career in any of the following areas; Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Computer Engineering / Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Research and Development (Theoretical Physics, Experimental Physics, Plasma Physicists, Laser Engineers, Optics, Mathematics), Mechatronics Engineers, Test Engineers or Field Service Engineering, to name a few.  Positions are within global organisations that are at the leading edge of technology advancement. And now, for those that have the desire, a short flight from Ireland can offer opportunities to launch or progress...

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