Collins McNicholas Host Networking Event in Eindhoven

Collins McNicholas Host Networking Event in EindhovenOn the 7th of September 2017, Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group hosted a successful Irish networking event in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Over the past decade we have placed over 300 engineers in The Netherlands, so the purpose of the event was to bring the Irish community in Eindhoven and surrounding areas together to celebrate the success of all our placements in the region, to check their progress since moving out there and ultimately to encourage them to network with each other and strengthen the Irish community there. The event was held in the surreal setting of PSV Eindhoven’s Philips Stadium, where we had access to the dressing rooms, warm-up area and pitch-side. The dressing rooms presented an ideal atmosphere for everyone to get to know each other over some finger food and drinks on the house, and the feedback from those who attended was extremely positive. The evening began with introductions and complimentary snacks. The atmosphere was very casual and allowed us all to get to know each other, and the staff in the arena were exceptional. As the night moved on we raffled off two-tickets for the All-Ireland Football Final, which went down extremely well with our guests needless to say, before concluding with some words of thanks. It was refreshing to learn that all the people we have helped to place in The Netherlands have been treated brilliantly out there and settled in quickly. If you would be interested in a move to The Netherlands check out our webpage www.collinsmcnicholas.ie/netherlands or get in touch with us today.                         Nicola Egan Recruitment Consultant Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group...

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CAO Offers….choices, choices, choices

Leaving Certificate students across the country have spent the last week mulling over the first round of CAO offers. Many will have been thrilled with the offer of their 1st preference, while others must decide if they should go with one of their lower preferences, or consider repeating their Leaving Certificate next year. This is one of the most important decisions of their young lives and students must carefully weigh their options before making a decision. It is the culmination of years of study and for many it will determine what career they will ultimately enter into. The promotion of STEM careers and the Project Maths programme have continued to influence students. There has been a 10% increase in students taking higher level maths for their Leaving Certificate. Similarly, physics has risen by 12%, chemistry by 7%, and biology by 4.5%. The greater interest in STEM subjects is also reflected in college applications, with science courses seeing an 8% increase in applications and engineering courses receiving a 5.8% increase. With an increasingly competitive job market it is more important than ever to choose the right career. Students appear to have a greater awareness of the importance of choosing a career with good employment prospects. The increase in applications for STEM courses, and the greater number of students sitting the higher level science and maths papers, are trends that reflect the opportunities available in the current job market. The greatest increase in demand for graduates and experienced professionals is being seen in the life science, engineering and ICT sectors, which offer competitive salaries and numerous opportunities for advancement. Points for...

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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...

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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 https://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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