Protected: Move West Event 2018

Protected: Move West Event 2018Are you working in Engineering or Lifesciences and longing to move back home to the West of Ireland?   Date: Thursday, 6th September 2018 Time: 3pm – 8pm Location: Clayton Hotel, Liffey Valley       Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group is hosting an Open Day on Thursday September 6th at the Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley, where our expert recruitment consultants will be available to discuss with you the many benefits of relocating, as well as the opportunities currently available in the West of Ireland. Here we can present you with excellent career opportunities in an environment that promotes the following values: Lower property prices & rental costs Shorter commutes Lower childcare costs Strong communities that support a healthy family lifestyle Attractive location (Wild Atlantic Way, surfing, hillwalking, golf, etc.) Improved work/life balance Closer to family / friends / support network We have a range of interesting roles currently available in the medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing sectors. A sample of the type of disciplines we are recruiting for include: Engineers (Process / Projects / Automation / Validation / Design) R&D (Engineers / Scientists / Project Managers) Quality (Engineers / QA or QC Managers / RA or Compliance Specialists) Science (Lab Analysts / Analytical Chemists / Micro) Operations (Technicians / Team Leads / Managers) Executive (Middle & Senior Management level posts) IT (Automation / CSV) You can book an appointment with one of our recruitment consultants at a time that suits you using the link below:     If you work in Engineering or Lifesciences and are looking to relocate to the Midwest, contact Deirdre or Ben here. If you work in Engineering or Lifesciences and are looking to relocate to the West, contact Chris or Amy here. If you work in Engineering or Lifesciences and are looking to relocate to the North West, contact Davin or Mark here.   Collins McNicholas Open Day, Thursday, 6th September 2018, 3pm – 8pm. Booking...

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Heavy Diesel Mechanics in New Zealand

The Opportunity Are you looking for a unique job opportunity? Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group are currently seeking to hire Heavy Diesel Mechanics for a company based in New Zealand –  our first ever roles to be offered in New Zealand and a clear indication of the progress we have made in international recruitment markets. Our growth overseas is an exciting step for the Collins McNicholas Group and we look forward to expanding our reach even further. The Role The successful candidates for these roles will be responsible for performing mechanical service and repair work assigned in the field while also satisfying customers in the field by carrying out work at a high level of quality in an efficient manner. Our client is an accredited employer with Immigration New Zealand, with 17 branches across the entire country offering generous relocation packages. So, why consider New Zealand? Although quite a distance from Ireland, New Zealand is said to have a similar climate (but with warmer summers!) and landscape, and is widely considered one of the most scenic countries in the world. From hiking and skiing in the mountains to surfing and kayaking, there is something for everyone no matter what part of the country you relocate to. There is also a vibrant city life in some of the larger towns such as Auckland, Wellington and Queensland.  New Zealand has a population of almost 5 million people and is steeped in culture. Their people are known for a relaxed and friendly personality, communities are very closely knit and expats are welcomed with open arms year after year. The cost of living...

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A focus on the medtech industry in the West of Ireland?

Medical device companies are dispersed throughout Ireland. Their presence means that there is a steady supply of talent in every region, allowing medtech companies to easily set up a facility anywhere they choose, but how is the industry performing in the West of Ireland? Co. Galway Galway is the most important medtech cluster in the country. Galway has a vibrant ecosystem of medical technology start-ups, multinationals and research centres that in total accounts for approximately 31% of all medical device employment in Ireland. Galway has significant expertise in vascular technologies, which are dominated by Boston Scientific and Medtronic. Boston Scientific is the largest medical device employer in Ireland with a staff of more than 4,500 across 3 sites located in Clonmel, Cork and Galway. Its range of products include drug eluting stents, structural heart products, pacemakers and Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICD). Boston Scientific employs around 3,000 people in Galway. Medtronic has roughly 2,000 staff working at its Galway facility, including over 100 employees working in R&D. Creganna employs over 800 people globally and is headquartered in Galway, providing outsourced solutions for medical device companies. It can provide design, manufacturing, clinical and regulatory support specialising in minimally invasive delivery and access devices such as catheters. In April 2016, TE Connectivity Ltd a world leader in connectivity and sensors, acquired Creganna Medical Group. Other notable companies in Galway include Merit Medical, Cambus Medical, Crospon and Zimmer who opened a facility in Oranmore along with their well-established facility in Shannon. The medical device industry in Galway is continually expanding, with SMT, Allergan (formerly known as Zeltiq) and Surmodics all making job announcements...

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Med Tech Report | Collins McNicholas

A new report shows that Ireland’s medical technology sector employs over 32,000 people, hosts 18 of the 25 largest medtech companies in the world, and has €12.6 billion worth of exports annually, making Ireland the fifth largest exporter in Europe. Ireland develops some of the most sophisticated products in the industry, with particular strengths in high value manufacturing and R&D. Half of all medtech companies in Ireland now have a dedicated R&D function. There will be approximately €27 billion spent on R&D by medtech companies in 2018 and this figure will grow in subsequent years as companies continue to integrate new technologies into their existing products and develop new products. There are over 450 medtech companies in Ireland and 60% of these are indigenous SMEs. The global medtech market was worth an estimated €422 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach €455 billion by 2020, this presents the Irish Medtech sector with an excellent opportunity to grow. Ireland continues to receive major international investments and has generated continuous employment growth in recent years. Collins McNicholas believes the outlook for the medical device industry in Ireland to be very positive and anticipates robust growth in the years ahead as the industry takes advantage of expanding global demand for medical technologies. Critical to Ireland’s position will be its ability to provide a sufficient number of qualified professionals for the industry. Over 2,000 jobs have been created in the medical technology sector since 2014 and another 4,000 jobs are expected to be created by 2020. Through a combination of increased graduate output, a greater number of retraining and apprenticeship programmes, and...

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Edwards Lifesciences to open operations in the Mid-West of Ireland

The attractiveness of the Midwest as a region to set up a world class manufacturing operation and source top talent across a range of roles was further endorsed this week with the announcement from Edwards Lifesciences to set up a European manufacturing site in Shannon with the creation of 60 jobs initially and further ramping up to 600 employees by 2020. Director of Collins McNicholas, Michelle Murphy, commented, “This is indeed a truly exciting announcement for the region and for the country overall as it puts Ireland firmly on the world stage in attracting foreign direct investment so when a global leader in patient-focused innovations announces such an investment in the country, and in particular in the Midwestern region, we have a lot to be proud about. This comes just weeks after the announcement by Jaguar Land Rover that they too are investing in the region to create a development centre to be based in Shannon and construction is very much underway at present.” Collins McNicholas’ team in Limerick are delighted to partner with Edwards Lifesciences on this exciting new development and are looking forward to working closely with them as they grow their presence in Ireland. For information on opportunities and vacancies please contact one of our specialist recruitment consultants on 061 512278 or follow the link below. Apply Now   March 5, 2018 – Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, today announced that the company, headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, has chosen the Mid-West of Ireland for the location of a new plant to manufacture delivery components for...

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Sligo IT Opens its New Science Building

Sligo IT officially opened its new science building last Monday. The €17 million, state-of-the-art MacMunn building was opened by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and its completion marks the end of a 5 year, €35 million redevelopment of the Sligo IT campus. The science building includes an 80 station foundation laboratory, as well as 7 teaching and 4 research labs. The building is named after Sligo native Charles Alexander MacMunn. Born in Easkey in 1852, his key scientific achievement was the discovery of respiratory pigments throughout the tissues of plants and animals, which is now known as the Cytochrome System. His discovery, made during research conducted in a hayloft above his stables, went unacknowledged during his lifetime but remains key to medical science’s understanding of respiration in cells today. It is fitting that over a century after Munn’s discovery that Sligo IT now specialises in Environmental and Life Sciences. Sligo IT Department of Life Sciences produces over 300 graduates annually and has an excellent reputation for delivering innovative, online and mixed learning courses. By delivering qualifications in Medical Biotechnology, and Pharmaceutical Science and Drug Development, among others, it excels at producing industry ready graduates. Sligo IT also collaborates directly with industry, and the NIBRT training facility in UCD, to deliver training courses for pharmaceutical and medtech employees in the North West. The IT is also providing 270 Springboard places this year, the majority of which are in life science courses. This new facility will add to the capabilities of Sligo IT’s School of Science, and further improve the quality of its courses. There is a strong cluster of biopharma and...

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