Jobs galore on Leeside
Employment is booming in Cork right now with a slew of new jobs announced in the past week across various sectors.
Yesterday financial services firm Provest confirmed its plans to add 15 new staff members over the next two years.
Based in Douglas, the company offers personalised financial advice to private and corporate clients on a range of items like pensions, investments, retirement planning and life cover.
Provest Founder and Managing Director Mark O’Sullivan said: “We pride ourselves on our experience and personal touch.
“We are not a big corporate bank but we are a team of experts who have years of industry experience and who have come together to offer these valuable services to our clients.”
The majority of Provest clients are based in Cork, the wider Munster area and Dublin.
On Tuesday, Green Rebel announced plans to create 50 jobs over the next 12 months.
Green Rebel, headquartered in Crosshaven, is an Irish-owned business established to service the current and future needs of offshore wind farms.
The new positions will include survey vessel crew, technicians and engineers, data scientists and surveyors, ecologists, aircraft mission specialists, project managers, office administrators, AI specialists, software developers and sales and marketing roles.
The jobs will be spread across Green Rebel’s Crosshaven, Cork Airport and Limerick offices.
The company currently employs 75 staff, and that number will grow to 125 by the middle of 2022.
An Taoiseach Micheal Martin joined Green Rebel to announce the jobs: “I am delighted to join Green Rebel to announce the creation of 50 jobs over the next 12 months.
“Having seen the technology, met many of the team, and seen some of the Green Rebel data from what is normally our hidden marine environment, I am excited that this team are having such success and innovative plans are in place to drive our supply chain forward and help Ireland become a world leader in the development of offshore wind.”
On Monday, An Taoiseach Micheál Martin was also on hand to mark the announcement of 40 new high-level positions at Irish-owned consulting and technology company Aspira.
The new positions were announced at the official opening of the company’s new headquarters in Penrose Dock.
The roles are due to be rolled out over the next 18 months with positions including opportunities for project managers, business analysts and technology professionals. A number of the roles will be reserved for new graduates too.
Speaking at the opening, An Taoiseach said: “Aspira has enjoyed sustained growth both at home and internationally. The opening of their new head office in this landmark building, and creation of 40 new high quality roles, is testament to the ambition and vision of the company. I look forward to their continued successes.”
For more information and to apply for a position, visit aspira.ie/careers.
Meanwhile, leading investment solutions company Alter Domus has announced the opening of its European centre of excellence in Cork, creating 80 new jobs.
The 20,000 square foot facility at Cork Airport Business Park will facilitate a hybrid work model.
Alter Domus has confirmed that the 80 jobs will be filled in 2022, while the 100 positions announced by the company in January of this year are also on schedule to be filled.
Speaking at the official opening, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, congratulated Alter Domus and said the company’s decision to open its European centre of excellence in Cork is a credit to its current Irish team which has been operating since 2011.
He added: “I’m really happy the company has chosen Cork for its new European centre of excellence.
“This latest decision will create 80 new jobs and I’m sure they will have no problem filling them, drawing from the rich talent pool in the area.”
From Cork, Alter Domus already operates a European hub for global debt and capital markets, private equity, real estate and infrastructure investors and managers, supporting over €1.3 trillion in assets under administration globally.
The company is currently recruiting in Cork with openings in accounting, structured credit, fund management, depositary, compliance, technology and automation.