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Missed Jobs Expo this September? Find out what some of exhibitors had to say

Jobs Expo in Belfast this September was a great success. We had some fantastic international and national companies taking part, and recruiting, at the event.

In case you were not able to make it, we have collected interviews with some of our exhibitors. BT, Almac, Santander, Aspira, TeleTech and Eishtec chatted to Kevin Branigan about job opportunities and more. Take a look!

 

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Who’s who at Jobs Expo Belfast? Meet the exhibitors

Jobs Expo Belfast is nearly here! Remember, entrance is free and takes place at the Europa Hotel from 11am until 4pm this Saturday. The Jobs Expo team will be there along with professional development experts at the Career Clinic, industry insiders at the Seminar Zone, and most importantly,  a great variety of exhibitors actively recruiting at the event.

We’ve released the full list of exhibitors taking part in the event. You can read all about them here.

So what kinds of jobs are on offer? In a word – plenty!

In the meantime, here’s a quick run-down of who’s who at Jobs Expo Belfast.

EXHIBITORS

ADAPTIVE HVM

Adaptive HVM specialises in business improvement and sustaining consultancy. They help companies improve their business processes and get better value from their resources. Adaptive also search and place management and senior technology specialists with clients in Ireland and internationally

ALMAC

The Almac Group is a contract development and manufacturing organisation that provides an extensive range of integrated services to companies within the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. For more than 40 years, Almac has supported the global biopharmaceutical industry. Almac’s ultimate goal is to help advance human health globally.

AMADEUS

Amadeus are a multi-award winning catering firm. They specialise in private, event and corporate dining. With a team of 676 staff members, Amadeus caters to around 4 million people every year. Amadeus have won an impressive 640 culinary and catering awards over their nearly 40-year history.

ASPIRA

From their offices in Dublin and Cork, Aspira offers consultancy and IT services, and deliver a range of solutions to the financial services, IT, medical devices and energy sectors. Their clients include AIB, Coillte, DePuy Synths, EirGrid, ESB and Electric Ireland and Laya Healthcare.

BSC SALES RECRUITMENT

BCS Sales Recruitment is a specialist consultancy, providing human resources services to a number of sectors including sales, IT and pharmaceutical. They are experts in the selection of specialised professionals. BCS are the organisers of the Jobs Expo events in Dublin, Cork and Belfast as well as the dynamic team behind Virtual Expos Ireland.

BT

BT is one of the world’s leading communications services companies. They provide fixed-line services, broadband, mobile and TV products and services as well as networked IT services. BT is one of the UK’s best-known companies and an established global communications company serving customers across 180 countries worldwide.

CONVERGYS

Convergys is a global leader in customer management. With a staff of 130,000 operating in more than 150 locations across 31 countries and speaking 58 languages, Convergys is committed to helping their clients maintain exceptional relationships with their customers.

EISHTEC

Eishtec are innovative providers of business process outsourcing. From their bases in Ireland and the UK, the company delivers results by focusing on their people, processes and performance.  They look at key behaviours and processes, and use data analytics to generate insights and improve performance.

EOS IT SOLUTIONS

EOS IT Solutions is a leading IT and global video collaboration company. They specialise in innovative IT and video conferencing solutions.  EOS IT Solutions have their headquarters in Banbridge (UK) and operational offices in California, Texas, London, Dublin, Hong Kong, Sydney, Barcelona, Frankfurt, and Singapore.

HOURGLASS EDUCATION

Hourglass Education is a unique, specialist teacher recruitment agency. They recruit long-term, contract and permanent contract teachers for posts throughout England. Hourglass Education works in partnership with a large number of schools, academies and academy trusts throughout England.

INNOPHARMA COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Innopharma College of Applied Sciences is an award winning global institute dedicated to applied sciences. The college is an education, research and technology institute for industry-led technology, education and training programmes in the pharmaceutical, medtech and food industries.

LIFE SCIENCES CONSULTANTS

Life Sciences Consultants delivers resourcing solutions to clients in Ireland and internationally. LSC have a proven industry track record in delivering resources for temporary and permanent roles. LSC works with life sciences professionals to supplement a client’s in-house personnel for specific project needs.

LYDIAN CARE

Lydian Care is an award winning care agency, and one of Northern Ireland’s fastest growing care agencies. Lydian Care provides healthcare staff and home care services.  They are a leading provider of domiciliary care and provide home care services in the South Eastern and Southern Trust.

MARKET RESOURCE PARTNERS

Market Resource Partners is a global provider of marketing intelligence, software, and services. Clients rely on MRP to deliver the insights they need to sell more effectively to their key target markets. MRP has 12 offices and covers 100 countries around the globe.

McKINTY ASSOCIATES

McKinty Associates specialise in finance recruitment across Northern Ireland. Their client list includes many of Northern Ireland’s most prestigious employers including Top 100 companies, SMEs, Big 4 banks and accountancy firms, Top 10 public practices and third sector organisations.

PRAMERICA

Pramerica is a business and technology operations subsidiary of U.S.-based Prudential Financial Inc., a financial services leader. They provide a range of development, quality assurance and systems engineering services to Prudential Financial Inc.

SANTANDER

Santander has 121 million customers and 193,863 employees around the world. In 2015, the bank was named one of the Sunday Times’ “25 Best Companies to Work For” and one of The Times’ “Top 50 Employers for Women.” Santander offers career opportunities across the world.

SPECTRUM

Spectrum assists clients making important financial decisions, such as buying a home or property, financial planning and investments and purchasing the correct protection coverage. They are a company of action – proactive, professional and committed to creating long-term success and financial progression for their clients.

SPRINGBOARD OPPORTUNITIES

Springboard is committed ‘within a spirit of partnership, to building the capacity of disadvantaged people and their communities and contributing to a society that is at ease with itself and its diversity’.  They provide dynamic, needs-led learning opportunities for individuals and groups.

TELETECH

TeleTech are customer relations experts. TeleTech works with some of the most successful companies around the world. They interact with 3.5 million customers, 24/7 in more than 80 countries using almost 50 languages across social, mobile, digital and face-to-face channels.

VIRTUAL EXPOS IRELAND

Virtual Expos Ireland is an online virtual career platform that allows jobseekers to connect with employers through web and mobile technology. Virtual Expos Ireland brings specialised jobseekers together with employers, HR and personnel professionals from top organisations from top organisations from Ireland and around the world.

AND FINALLY…

Study the exhibitors before the event. Decide which companies you want to approach, do a bit of reach on them, and write down questions in advance.  If you have researched exhibitors, don’t be shy in demonstrating that. It shows initiative and that you are keen to join the company.

Don’t forget to dress to impress and bring plenty of CVs. Happy job hunting!

 

 

 

EOS IT Solutions

EOS IT Solutions to recruit at Jobs Expo Belfast

We are delighted to announce that EOS IT Solutions will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo Belfast on 17 September.

EOS IT Solutions is a leading IT and global video collaboration company. They specialise in innovative IT and video conferencing solutions, which empower businesses and organisations throughout the world. With teams of qualified IT support engineers, EOS IT Solutions offers a fast and reliable service to their clients.

The company constantly keeps up to date with the latest in hardware and software technologies. In addition, they continually train and develop their team. Consequently, EOS IT Solutions can offer businesses the best possible solutions available.

EOS IT Solutions understand that no two businesses are the same. Therefore, they work closely with their clients to understand their business needs. They also ensure that their clients operate in a safe and secure environment. Their popular managed IT service offers businesses a range of effective and efficient IT support packages. These address and support the day-to-day running of a client’s business, while minimising the costs of support.

EOS IT Solutions go beyond traditional IT support with world-class video collaboration solutions. They are a Global and Master partner for Cisco Systems Inc. EOS offers a range of video collaboration products from desktop to boardroom. Not only can they deploy a client’s video collaboration systems into the organisation, they also offer a range of services to compliment a business. These are tailored to a client’s needs and include project management, installations, design, logistics, monitoring, maintenance and repairs.

EOS IT Solutions have their headquarters in Banbridge (UK). In addition, they have operational offices in California, Texas, London, Dublin, Hong Kong, Sydney, Barcelona, Frankfurt, and Singapore. They have the ability to offer their collaboration services on a worldwide scale. The company works with micro businesses up to enterprise clients with multi-site operations on multiple continents while delivering a superior service every time.

Spectrum

Spectrum joins Jobs Expo Belfast

We are delighted to announce that Spectrum have joined our event on 17 September at the Europa Hotel.

Spectrum assists clients making important financial decisions, such as buying a home or property, financial planning and investments and purchasing the correct protection coverage. They are dedicated to creating  meaningful, long-term relationships with their clients based on understanding, knowledge and commitment to progress. Spectrum is a company of action – proactive, professional and committed to creating long-term success and financial progression for their clients.

The company understands that everyone is different. That’s why their financial planning approach is as individual as their clients. They know the financial side of life can be complex and that is why the company works hard to get to know their clients and their clients’ aspirations through careful life planning and consultation. They then provide quality advice services and practical pathways to help clients achieve the life they want.

Spectrum’s financial planning services includes helping clients make efficient use of their existing resources, ensuring tax efficiency, as well as delivering a level of access and control clients require. In addition, they can help clients consider how their assets can be passed on to the next generation.

Their financial planning process involves developing strategies to help clients manage their financial affairs so they can build and preserve wealth, achieve financial security and most enjoy their lives.

As part of their comprehensive service, Spectrum will typically look at the following:

  • Ensuring clients have sufficient liquidity both now and in the future
  • Retirement option strategies
  • Evaluating and measuring the risks affecting planning, the consequence of disability, premature death or even longevity
  • Tax optimisation and reducing tax liabilities
  • Estate planning, minimising the impact of inheritance tax, and ensuring assets are distributed in accordance with a client’s wishes
  • Analysing, restructuring and simplifying investment portfolios
  • Ensuring clients are on track to achieve the life they want by analysing in detail where they are now with where they want to be
Eishtec

What’s it like to work for Eishtec?

Eishtec are innovative providers of business process outsourcing. From their bases in Ireland and the UK, the company delivers results by focusing on their people, processes and performance. The company will be recruiting at Jobs Expo in Belfast. But what’s it like to work there? We spoke to Eithne Knox, Eishtec’s Human Resources and Training Manager to find out more.

Describe a typical day in the office?

Our customer agents are the main point of contract for our client’s customers. They handle hundreds of calls daily and weekly. They answer handling while delivering outstanding customer service. Customer agents are assigned to Loyalty, which is Sales and Upgrades, Tech, or Home Broadband. They work in a team of up to 20 agents, supported by team leaders.

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Bronagh Cotter

BCS Sales Recruitment returns to Jobs Expo

We are happy to announce that BCS Sales Recruitment will be back at Jobs Expo Belfast on 17 September.

BCS Sales Recruitment is a specialist consultancy, providing human resources services to a number of sectors including sales, IT and pharmaceutical. They are experts in the selection of specialised professionals from graduate trainee to senior management and director level.

BCS are the main sponsors of Jobs Expo. They are the organisers of the Jobs Expo events in Dublin, Cork and Belfast as well as the dynamic team behind Virtual Expos Ireland.

“We’ve always had great success at the event,” says Bronagh Cotter of BCS. “Jobs Expo connects employees and employers, but it also offers recruitment firms an opportunity to build new relationships with candidates.”

During Jobs Expo, BCS will have a team of recruitment specialists on hand to advise jobseekers on a number of subjects. These include CV preparation, interview skills, and career development. Their jobseeker services are available to anyone looking for employment whether they are recently graduated, changing career direction, returning to work or unemployed after a dismissal.

“Our jobseeker services have been developed over our many years in recruitment. Candidates may have a wealth of energy and talent to offer, but many are unsure how to sell themselves to employers. Others underestimate the importance of abilities that are not easy to categorise on a CV, such as soft skills, and fail to highlight these. That is where BCS can help. We work closely candidates and employers to find the best fit for both of them.”

Bronagh believes that successful recruitment is about creating mutually beneficial relationships between employers and employees.

“Companies don’t just consider professional skills and experience when they want to fill a role – they want to meet candidates who will slot into their company’s culture. By the same token, jobseekers, particularly those with in-demand skills, want more than just a good salary. For some, working on innovative projects or with cutting-edge companies is as important, if not more so, than remuneration; for others, travel, the potential for promotion, or work-life balance are crucial,” says Bronagh.

“BCS works to match a candidate’s career ambitions and expectations with the right company. We don’t consider it a job well done unless both the employer and employee benefit. We spent so much of our day at work that accepting anything less is simply unacceptable.”

Hourglass Education

Hourglass Education will be recruiting at Jobs Expo

Hourglass Education is a unique, specialist teacher recruitment agency. They recruit long-term, contract and permanent contract teachers for posts throughout England. Hourglass Education works in partnership with a large number of schools, academies and academy trusts throughout England. In addition, they are under positive instructions to secure more teachers from Ireland.

The team at Hourglass Education have been recruiting and placing teachers from overseas for the last 16 years. They have an extremely successful track record in placing teachers in positions which match their needs.

The agency supports their teachers throughout the recruitment process. This ensures that teachers are matched to an institution that relates to their experience, but also where teachers can actualise, develop and enhance their repertoire and skills. Hourglass also supports teachers throughout their transition period.

Hourglass Education services to teachers
  • Securing the location preferred by teachers
  • Matching closely the type of school: size, ethos, philosophy, academic and behavioural standards to a teacher’s experience
  • Assisting with arrival, induction, initial and long-term accommodation needs
  • Advising and supporting teachers as they commence and continue in their posts

Hourglass Education places teachers in positions that are full time for a minimum of one teaching year. They do not place teachers for daily or short-term assignments.

The agency is led and directed by two former head teachers. Together they have 34 years of educational recruitment experience.

Q Radio Network Supports Jobs Expo Bellfast

Q Radio Network Supports Jobs Expo Belfast

Q Radio Network is to support Jobs Expo Belfast with advertising across its network of radio stations in Northern Ireland. The Q Network is made up of seven radio stations across Northern Ireland in Belfast, Coleraine, Newry, Omagh/Enniskillen, Derry, Cookstown & Ballymena.

Q will support Jobs Expo Belfast with radio advertising, sponsorship and digital banner advertising on it’s popular website www.goqradio.com

Jobs Expo Belfast takes place on Saturday 17th September at the Europa Hotel.

Virtual Expos Ireland

Virtual Expos Ireland to exhibit at Jobs Expo

Jobs Expo is proud to announce that Virtual Expos Ireland will be joining us in Belfast on 17 September and in Dublin on 22 October.

Virtual Expos Ireland is an online virtual career platform that allows job-seekers to connect and engage with potential employers without having to leave their desk. Based on the idea of a physical jobs or recruitment fair, Virtual Expos Ireland brings specialised job-seekers together with employers, HR and personnel professionals from top organisations from Ireland and around the world.

Attendees can connect directly with recruiters online and explore an array of open career opportunities. By connecting directly with recruiters, jobseekers have the opportunity to chat directly with recruiters, share their career credentials, including their experience, knowledge and qualifications and apply directly for job vacancies in a private environment.

Virtual Expos uses the latest in interactive chat technology to run specialised online recruitment fairs. They organise virtual events for a variety of different industries, such as banking and financial services, the pharmaceutical and health sectors, engineering, construction and many more. Virtual Expos works on a mobile-friendly platform and it requires no downloads or heavy software installations. All candidates need is an internet connection and a browser.

With no cost to attendees and the ability to access our recruitment fairs from wherever you are, Virtual Expos Ireland is an easy and effective way to handle specialised recruitment.

Virtual Expos Ireland is run by Careers Unlimited. Careers Unlimited is an Irish company which specialises in recruitment and career enhancement.

For more information about Virtual Expos Ireland, visit see the website.

LSC

Life Sciences Consultants joins Jobs Expo

Jobs Expo is proud to announce that Life Sciences Consultants will be joining us in Belfast on 17 September and Dublin on 22 October.

Established in 2003, Life Sciences Consultants delivers resourcing solutions to a wide range of clients in the Irish and international markets. LSC have a proven industry track record in delivering resources for temporary (short- and long-term contract) and permanent roles.

LSC work with a wide range of life sciences professionals to supplement a client’s in-house personnel for specific project needs. This can cover a single individual or a team of resources all on temporary contract assignment.

The company combines strong technical knowledge with HR competencies. They place quality candidates to fill high value vacancies with their clients. LSC also have a strong track record in placing life science professionals in overseas roles. This global reach allows the company  to offer candidates more options when considering their next contract or career step.

In addition, LSC offers engineering consultancy in validation and automation engineering. They take complete ownership and delivery responsibility for a specific project.

Life Sciences Consultants’ specialist recruiters

LSC specialise in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries.

All of their recruitment consultants have extensive knowledge of their field of speciality. This ensures an understanding of the roles, cultures, market, principles and terminology. LSC recruitment specialists are qualified in their area of expertise and have spent time working in industry. Furthermore, all of their recruiters attend on-going technical training programs to stay up to date with market trends.

LSC assists jobseekers find the right job in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries. They work with life sciences professionals to help them build on their skills and experience to grow their careers.