The Belfast Armed Forces Exhibiting At Jobs Expo Belfast 2016

As a soldier, you’ll do a vital job, making sure the Army operates smoothly and effectively, at home and overseas.

It takes lots of different trades to run the Army, there are many jobs to choose from, all with training of the highest standard. Your hard work will be rewarded, because to us, you’re more than an employee – you’re a valued member of the Army family.

Men and women just like you who want to do something different. There are hundreds of different jobs to choose from, and soldiers are trained with skills that they can use both in and out of the Army. They learn military skills, get qualifications and develop personally as well.

The Army has the largest apprenticeship programme in the country, with about 95 per cent of new soldiers taking part and over 8,000 completing their apprenticeship training each year. Army apprenticeships are part of a nationally recognised scheme, giving soldiers the chance to work for an employer at the same time as studying for a relevant, work-based qualification.

There are hundreds of roles in the Army to choose from when you join. Soldiers in the Army have a trade and get fully trained, with skills that count in the civilian world too.

Engage Education Exhibiting At Jobs Expo Belfast 2016

Engage Education is an award winning provider of teacher recruitment solutions, Engage Education has a firm commitment to finding and placing high-quality candidates who not only meet a school’s personal specification, but who will also fit well with a school and it’s community’s culture, helping them achieve strategic objectives that raise standards.

Of course, it goes without saying that all their candidates are subject to a detailed vetting process, which ensures they meet the Department of Education (DfE) and Quality Mark standards before they are considered for placement.

For schools they offer very high levels of customer service, proactive management by a named representative, and  tailor-made continuity. Indeed, continuity is key to the successful recruitment partnerships their schools enjoy. To achieve this, their consultants work with each school to develop a detailed understanding of its requirements; both immediate and longer-term , working together to devise a managed and bespoke solution.

These partnerships with schools , together with our strategic partnerships with other key organisations in the schools sector , enables them to stay abreast of changes in policy and practice, ensuring that our services for teachers and schools are constantly tuned.


Almac Group

Almac Group To Sponsor Jobs Expo Belfast 2016

Almac Group are to sponsor Jobs Expo Belfast. The event will take place at the Stormont Hotel, Belfast, on 20th February.

Almac is a financially secure, privately owned organisation with over 3,700 employees located within the US, UK and Asia. 600+ companies worldwide, including all the market leaders, use our services, testament itself to the quality, innovation and efficiency of our business as proven over the past 40+ years. The company partners with others to advance human health specialised drug development services.

The range of services provided by Almac is vast and includes:

Biomarker Discovery & Development: Pre-clinical biomarker discovery, through to full companion diagnostic development and clinical test delivery from our CLIA lab.

API Services & Chemical Development: Services for all stages of drug development for small molecules, potent and cytotoxic compounds and peptides.

Pharmaceutical Development: Developing clinical candidates into an optimum formulation and manufacturing drug product for all phases of clinical trial supply.

Analytical Services: Delivering comprehensive solutions supporting drug substance and product development programmes.

Clinical Trial Supply: Comprehensive global clinical supply chain solutions providing physical resources and supportive technologies ensuring your clinical supply chain continually delivers across the globe.

Clinical Technologies: Providing randomisation and trial supply management technology, electronic Clinical Outcome Assessments (eCOA), patient alerts and reminders, data integration and biostatistical consulting services.

Commercial Services: Providing commercial manufacturing and packaging solutions and supporting commercial product launch.

Almac’s career opportunities can be seen here:

Specialties – Pharmaceutical development services, Clinical trial supply & management, Diagnostics & biomarker discovery, API services & Chemical Development, Formulation & analytical development, Commercial manufacture, Genomic Services, IRT & eCRA

Key information about Almac Group
• Industry: Pharmaceuticals
• Headquarters: Almac House 20 Seagoe Industrial Estate Craigavon, County ArmaghBT63 5QD United Kingdom
• Company Size: 1001-5000 employees
• Founded:2002

Jobs Expo Belfast, 2016, takes place at the Stormont Hotel, Newtownards Rd., Belfast on February 20th. To register for FREE Admission to the event, please click here.

Farmageddon Brewery Co-Operative Limited Announces Expansion

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell has announced Farmageddon Brewery Co-Operative Limited is investing over £100,000 as part of a two year expansion plan.

The Comber-based craft beer business produces a range of unpasteurised and unfiltered ale and has recently invested in new brewing equipment as part of its continued growth.

Speaking following a visit to the company’s premises, Minister said: “Farmageddon Brewery Co-Operative Limited is an exciting young business committed to making the most of the growing popularity for craft beer across a range of international markets.

“The investment in new equipment, marketing and job creation is welcome news for Ards and North Down creating new employment opportunities in the region. Invest Northern Ireland has offered £16,500 to support Farmageddon’s development strategy which include market visits, attending trade shows and recruiting four new jobs over the next two years. These activities will enable the company to expand its product range and raise awareness of its products in its target markets.

“The continued expansion of this brewery, producing locally made hand crafted beers, is a positive development for our food and drink sector. It is pleasing to see so many local producers succeeding in this growth market. 2016 has been designated the Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink which will see a year-long celebration of the great taste of our food and drink. The initiative aims to promote Northern Ireland globally as a top food destination and each month has a special theme with April the turn of our brewing and distilling industry.”

Susan Jackson from Farmageddon Brewery Co-Operative Limited, said: “Our aim over the next two years is to increase awareness among potential new customers by carrying out market visits and attending trade shows such as the Craft Beer Rising festival in February.

“This investment is an important milestone in our development. Invest NI’s assistance is enabling us to implement these growth plans and explore new business opportunities in markets such as China and Mexico.

“We aim to capitalise on the growing interest in craft beer and leverage our enhanced capabilities and resources to secure new sales outside Northern Ireland.”

Credit: Invest Northern Ireland

Causeway Coast & Glens Businesses Announce 51 New Jobs and £3million Investment

Enterprise Trade & Investment Minister, Jonathan Bell has announced a combined investment of £3million by seven Causeway Coast & Glens based businesses, and the creation of 51 new jobs.

P & L Electrics Limited, Reinforced Concrete Detailing Services, Carnroe Supplies Ltd, Limavady Roller Doors Ltd, Seating Matters, Worldwide IPGenie and Annie’s Traditional Food Ltd have each worked with Invest Northern Ireland to grow their businesses and create new employment opportunities.

Announcing the major investment on a visit to Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council area, Jonathan Bell said: “This substantial investment of £3million across seven local businesses is testament to the commitment and drive of these companies to prosper and grow and will enhance their overall competitiveness in an ever challenging marketplace.

“The 51 new jobs, across a range of roles and industries, will contribute over £1million annually in additional salaries to the local economy.

“One of my Department’s core priorities is to help local businesses develop and flourish and to create the conditions that will allow businesses in all sectors to achieve targeted growth. Creating jobs and growing a prosperous, thriving economy to benefit the whole of Northern Ireland is at the heart of this work.

“With Invest NI support, these businesses will drive exports and deliver excellent benefits not only to the local area but to the wider Northern Ireland economy.

“My Department and Invest NI will continue to work with local stakeholders, businesses and the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council to encourage further growth within this region.”

Credit: Invest Northern Ireland

Randox Labs To Exhibit At Jobs Expo Belfast 2016

Randox Laboratories is an international clinical diagnostic company. Randox develops, manufactures and markets diagnostic reagents and equipment for laboratory medicine, with a distribution network of 130 countries.

Randox  Labs was established in 1982 by its current Managing Director, Peter FitzGerald in Crumlin, and has since expanded to India and the USA.Randox is one of the major manufacturers of clinical diagnostic products in Ireland or the UK.

Beginning with a team of six employees, the company started out in a hen house before relocating to larger premises, an apple store, which would later be converted to house the international headquarters of the business.

By the close of the decade, Randox had further developed its production facilities as a result of increased turnover and profit. Over the years, the organisation has since expanded its Crumlin headquarters, resulting in 260,000 square feet of space which includes facilities for manufacturing, dispensing, labelling, packing, despatch, cold room facilities and a storage capacity of 1 million kits.

TeleTech To Exhibit At Jobs Expo Belfast 2016

The company was founded more than three decades ago on one guiding principle: Customer relationships built on trust and simplicity deliver lasting value for everyone. In other words, happy customers equal happy companies.

Building those relationships across every channel, every interaction, every day – that’s not so simple. The always on, multichannel world in which we live creates challenges for companies and customers alike. Companies, trying to adapt to a new world of connectivity, are faced with disconnected technology systems, data silos, outdated processes and rising costs. Customers, increasingly empowered by technology, demand a better experience in exchange for their loyalty. The result is a disconnect that is costing brands billions and pushing customers away.

Teletech have built their business to re-establish the crucial relationship between brands and consumers. They call it customer engagement, and it empowers a company to think beyond the tactics of one-off interactions toward a strategy of long-term relationship building and growth. They’ve leveraged their deep customer experience to provide a comprehensive suite of services that enable a company to delight its customers and deliver profitable returns to its shareholders.

Convergys To Exhibit At Jobs Expo Belfast 2016

At Convergys, their mission is to set the standard in the industry through unparalleled care for our clients, customers & people.

For their clients, this means their 125,000 team members wake up every day united by a common goal: helping clients maintain exceptional relationships with their customers.

For their people, this means a commitment to each other to accomplish great things, build careers, and have some fun along the way!

Ryanair To Open New Base At Belfast International Airport

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell has welcomed the announcement that Ryanair will open a new base at Belfast International Airport.

Jonathan Bell said: “The announcement that Ryanair will open a new base is very positive news for Belfast International Airport and for the whole of Northern Ireland. Ryanair’s decision to base three aircraft at Belfast International Airport sends a very positive message that Northern Ireland has a lot to offer airlines and Belfast International Airport is to be congratulated on securing this important investment.

“Ryanair’s new Gatwick service will be important for both business and leisure passengers and I am encouraged by the airline’s intention to open five additional new routes before the end of 2016. This investment by Ryanair is not only important for Northern Ireland’s connectivity; it will also result in the generation of new jobs and revenue.”

The Minister continued: “I have met with Ryanair to discuss route opportunities and will continue to take a keen interest in how we can maximise this important investment by both Ryanair and Belfast International Airport. Air connectivity is an important driver for economic growth and I have a strong commitment to developing the economy through prioritising business travel and inbound tourism connectivity for Northern Ireland. Work to progress an Air Route Development Fund for Northern Ireland is ongoing and I intend to be in a position to announce the way forward before the end of the financial year.”

Credit: Invest Northern Ireland 

Apeer Announces 25 New Jobs in Ballymena

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Jonathan Bell, has announced that a Ballymena window manufacturer is to create 25 new jobs in the town as part of a £1.7million investment.

Apeer has successfully launched its new maintenance-free ‘Lumi’ window system for the residential housing market and is now investing in additional equipment, skilled personnel and marketing to maximise sales.

Invest NI has offered the business £399,000 to support its investment.

Jonathan Bell said: “Apeer is an ambitious company, undertaking a comprehensive growth strategy to boost its market share across Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.

“Its investment in innovation and continuous improvement measures, supported by Invest Northern Ireland, will ensure Apeer has the resources, skills and equipment in place to maximise the sales potential of its new window range.

“The 25 new jobs to be recruited in the coming months, the majority of which are manufacturing roles, is very positive news for Mid and East Antrim and will generate £375,000 annually in additional salaries to the local economy.”

Apeer manufactures and supplies a range of uPVC door panels, GRP external composite doors, fire doors, decorative glass units and commercial glass.

Credit: Invest Northern Ireland