Santander recruiting at Jobs Expo

We are delighted to announce that Santander will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo Belfast on 17 September at the Europa Hotel.

Santander was founded in 1856 and aims to be the best retail and commercial bank in the world. The group’s corporate motto is “simple, personal and fair.” This defines how the bank conducts business, interacts with their customers, shareholders and society. Santander offers an open-door service to their customers, providing simple, easy to understand and uncomplicated products.

The bank has 193,863 employees and offers career opportunities across the world. The number of countries and business areas in which the group operates allows candidates to choose positions throughout Santander’s structure, and become part of one of their teams, including commercial, financial and communications. The group is committed to multicultural staffing with international careers that promote expansion and growth. Ideal candidates should have the capacity for innovation, teamwork, leadership, as well as a clear customer focus.

Santander Business Schools

Santander Business Schools are open to students currently pursuing an MBA or other graduate programme and graduates who have completed their studies within the last three years. The Business Schools run graduate recruitment campaigns and graduate summer internship programme. Santander also has positions available for candidates with experience in the financial sector as well as other professionals.

In 2015, the group was named as one of the Sunday Times’ “25 Best Companies to Work For” and as one of The Times’ “Top 50 Employers for Women.”


Market Resource Partners

Meet Market Resource Partners at Jobs Expo

We are delighted to announce that Market Resource Partners will be joining our event this September in Belfast.

MRP is a global provider of marketing intelligence, software and services. Founded in 2002, the company has since grown into a market leader. MRP has 12 offices and covers 100 countries around the globe. They are wholly owned subsidiary of First Derivatives plc, a global service provider in the technology sector.

Market Resource Partners advanced Delta Marketing Cloud

Market Resource Partners offers Delta Marketing Cloud. This innovative platform offers a powerful integration of data, software and services to give companies an edge in identifying, engaging and driving sales prospects.

Delta Marketing Cloud uses MRP’s Delta Prelytix to analyse billions of companies’ buying-intent sessions. Prelytix creates profiles of what buyers are looking for, their location, the company size and industry. It combines this information with internal web logs, previous buying behaviour and MRP’s voice-verified intelligence. This is used to score prospects and reveal what stage of the buying journey these prospects are in. Prelytix offers more accuracy than any other predictive analytics platform available. This is integrated in the Delta Marketing Cloud, enabling marketing groups to identify and nurture prospects in real time before they even talk with a sales rep.

MRP’s Delta Interactive module pushes the right content to the right prospects at the right time, based on what Delta Prelytix uncovers. This is seamlessly integrated into the Delta Marketing Cloud. High impact direct mail, white papers, case studies, videos, webinars and other marketing collateral are delivered to prospects, guiding them to a client’s sales team.

MRP uses proprietary technology and advanced algorithms to help companies execute B2B programmes with precision. Clients rely on MRP to deliver the insights they need to sell more effectively to their key target markets.

Innopharma College of Applied Sciences

Innopharma College of Applied Sciences joins Jobs Expo

We are proud to announce that Innopharma College of Applied Sciences will be joining our Belfast event on 17 September.

Innopharma College of Applied Science 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. Innopharma College of Applied Sciences has grown to become one of the top institutes delivering world recognised qualifications up to Masters’ degree level in the pharmaceutical, medtech and food sectors.

The college offers the highest quality facilities and has developed strategic collaborations with a number of Ireland’s most established higher level education institutions. Innopharma offers some courses on their campus in Sandyford in Dublin; others are run in conjunction with the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT) or Griffith College in Dublin, as well as at strategic locations throughout Ireland. Some courses are also delivered online.

What makes Innopharma College of Applied Sciences different?

Innopharma College of Applied Sciences offers an education team with extensive industry experience. Many lecturers have held senior management positions with major blue chip multinational companies in Ireland and internationally. The college has an extensive network of contacts to connect students with industry and academia. They also have an exceptional reputation for post-graduate employment – over 70 percent of their graduates having gained employment or advanced further their careers within 6 months of graduating from Innopharma run courses.

The college works closely with companies to develop and deliver bespoke programmes. These are designed with business outcomes in mind. These offer practical and hands-on education to give students an intense, challenging and industry relevant learning experience.



Aspira recruiting at Jobs Expo

We are very pleased to announce that Aspira will be joining Jobs Expo Belfast on 17 September at the Europa Hotel.

Aspira is an Irish company with international impact. From their offices in Dublin and Cork, they offer consultancy and IT services. Their clients include AIB, Coillte, DePuy Synths, EirGrid, ESB and Electric Ireland and Laya Healthcare.

A little bit about what Aspira does

Aspira was established in 2007. They are global Enterprise IT Project Specialists, driving IT empowered solutions and services, with a strategic focus on optimising business performance. They specialise in delivery of services to the financial service, I.T., medical devices and energy sectors.

Aspira offer business management services and consultancy to clients worldwide. They help clients to simplify complex management systems and streamline process workflows. Their expert business analysts ensure clear Scope and Requirements definition, and put a comprehensive change management structure in place, integrating elements of Lean and Six Sigma to provide a solution that fits client needs.

Aspira deploy software worldwide and design and build robust solution architecture with both scalability and performance. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, their developers have particular expertise in performant database design, SharePoint workflows and custom development.

Aspira Enterprise IT Solutions and System Integration offerings have gained the trust of some of the largest enterprise clients worldwide. Innovative technologies include a Cloud Marketplace and flexible Data Analytics.

Aspira deliver a complete set of Enterprise IT services by their highly qualified engineers with expertise in Cloud and Hybrid hosted solutions, hardware architecture and software license management. Their engineers deliver IT services remotely or on-site that add value to client’s businesses thereby reducing costs, increasing competitiveness, removing complexity and increasing efficiencies.

Aspira are approved education providers by both the Project Management Institute (REP®) and the International Institute of Business Analysis (EEP®). This means their training has been audited by the PMI® and the IIBA® and meets their strict quality requirements. Their training focuses on increasing competencies in the application of best practice Project Management Skills and Techniques based on the PMI PMBOK and best practice Business Analysis Skills based on the IIBA BABOK.

Aspira has consistently delivered growth of 40 percent per annum and have won numerous industry awards.


Career opportunities with Adaptive HVM

Jobs Expo is delighted to announce that Adaptive HVM will be recruiting at our event at the Europa Hotel on 17 September.


Adaptive HVM specialises in business improvement and sustaining consultancy. They help companies improve their business processes and get better use and value from their resources.

Services offered by Adaptive HVM

Adaptive offers a full range of project and change management services. They apply their high volume business expertise to solve complex problems in a variety of settings that creates value for our customers. They work hand-in-hand both with an organisation and into an organisation; we apply our expertise to fundamentally change an organisation’s concept of value, eliminate waste and implement lasting positive change.

Adaptive’s services include solving complex organisational and business problems. They also assist with senior interim management solutions by inserting senior executives into interim and crisis situations.

Adaptive can also offer staff augmentation for project teams and temporary support as well as permanent solutions. They search and place management and senior technology specialists with clients in Ireland and internationally

The company uses Adaptive Innovation Methodology (AIM) to develop advanced systems and technology to meet future customer needs. The company also provides project management solutions. They integrate large-scale systems; develop change programs, cost reduction, budget management.

Adaptive HVM is based in Dublin in Ireland. The company is driven by an exceptional commitment to quality and a conviction that best practice should be common practice.

Almac Group

Almac to recruit at Jobs Expo

Jobs Expo is very pleased to announced that Almac will be recruiting at our event on 17 September.

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. Almac are headquartered in Northern Ireland, and they have offices and facilities in Scotland, England, the US, Singapore and Japan.

For more than 40 years, Almac has supported the global biopharmaceutical industry with their drug development activities and bringing new drugs to market to advance human health. They are at the forefront of improving efficiency in the development of new medicines.

Almac was born out of Galen Holdings Plc in 2002, which was founded by Sir Allen McClay as Galen Ltd in 1968. Since then the Group has continued to grow organically and now employs over 4,000 employees around the world.

Almac’s unrivalled range of services, innovative approach and proven quality makes the company a major player in drug development both now and for generations to come.

The company’s extensive services include research and development, biomarker discovery and development, API manufacture, formulation development, clinical trial supply, IXRS technology (IVRS/IXRS) through to commercial-scale manufacture and companion diagnostic development.

Almac’s ultimate goal is to help advance human health globally.


Award winning Amadeus joins Jobs Expo

We are delighted to announce that Amadeus will be recruiting at Jobs Expo Belfast.

Amadeus are a multi-award winning catering firm. They specialise in private, event and corporate dining. With a team of 676 staff members including 15 innovation specialists and over 135 chefs, the company caters to around 4 million people every year. Amadeus is committed to excellence and they have won an impressive 640 culinary and catering awards over their nearly 40 year history.

Amadeus believe that the secret to their success is their team. They look for candidates who offer talent, passion and ability to sell. Successful candidates will be offered training to help them achieve their goals and their “service that sells” programme offers multi-layered training along with an assessment and scoring programme to ensure their customers received consistent and exemplary service every time.

Amadeus show significant growth in 2015/2016

In 2015/16 Amadeus saw significant growth by delivering a 7 percent increase in revenue and a 26 percent increase in profit. This includes securing £20m worth of revenue over two new contracts – the Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall, and Delapre Abbey in Northamptonshire. The company has also seen growth in its standalone events business. The team meet and exceeded its annual target, delivered their first event in Europe and won two industry awards.



Meet Pramerica at Jobs Expo this September

Jobs Expo is delighted to announce that Pramerica will be joining us for our Belfast event on 17 September at the Europa Hotel.

Pramerica is a business and technology operations subsidiary of US-based Prudential Financial Inc., a global financial services leader. Prudential Financial Inc. had more than $1.1 trillion of assets under management as of March 31, 2014 and operates in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

The company was founded in County Donegal in 2000 and provides a range of development, quality assurance and systems engineering services to Prudential Financial Inc. This includes: software development, software quality assurance testing, system management, business intelligence, project management, fintech, business and systems analysis, ethical hacking, test automation and systems engineering. They supply the means to help customers meet high performance targets by sharing organisational awareness, technical competence and exceptional analytical and management capabilities.

Pramerica also provides a wide range of professional business solutions to their parent company’s business groups across the US. They offer expertise on technical support, financial, fintech, legal, actuarial services, contact centre, and back office processing.

Pramerica has over 1,100 employees. They offer an exciting working environment, great learning opportunities, supportive management and an extensive benefits package. They support employees in their efforts to achieve internationally accepted certifications such as CMMI® Level 3, PMP®, CBAP® and CCBA®.


Clear AV

Lisburn’s Clear AV to expand by 60 new jobs

Clear AV is to create 60 new jobs in Northern Ireland. The Lisburn firm installs technology at luxury hotels – mostly in London – and is currently working on around 45 different projects. These projects range in value from £10m to £100m in value, and clients include Claridge’s, the Hilton Hotel Group, W hotel and Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy. The new staff will triple the company’s workforce of 30.

Clear AV was founded 25 years ago. The company initially installed television aerials, but later expanded their services into contemporary technology. This includes hotel television and room systems controlled by an iPad computer tablet. In addition, Clear AV developed an automated lighting system for Claridge’s.

Clear AV technology developed in collaboration with Apple

Philip Dowds, Clear AV’s managing director said that the company uses technology to create “amazing experiences every day.” These include technology to create dramatic lighting, control temperature, music and immersive theatre systems.

“In the luxury commercial sector we install similar technologically complex projects that are controlled using a simple interface on a customised iPad that we have developed in collaboration with Apple. These devices function differently from a standard iPad and enable users to control every aspect of the room, from TV and audio to climate and access,” he explained.

The 60 new jobs should be created by 2020 as Clear AV expands its client base. The company will also be rebranding, said Dowds.

“We’re a hungry, ambitious and driven team who have been fortunate to work on some of the most prestigious commercial and residential projects in London – especially over the past three years or so. We are renowned for delivering complex, high-end projects on time every time. Our business has evolved in line with our sector and we are currently finalising an exciting re-brand.”




Taoiseach Kenny prosposes all-Ireland Brexit forum and is rebuffed by NI’s Arlene Foster

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s proposed all-Ireland forum to mitigate the negative effects of Brexit has met with a frosty reception from Northern Ireland First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster.

Foster has said that such a forum is unnecessary. She was in Dublin this Monday with members of the Northern Executive to attend a meeting of the North-South Ministerial Council (NSMC). The council discusses areas of common interest between the Republic and Northern Ireland and promotes co-operation between the two governments.

However, despite strong support from Kenny and ministers in his government, the proposed Brexit forum was not one of the topics under discussion. It is believed that Foster had rejected the idea and was unwilling to talk about it further.

Foster told a press conference that there were “more than enough” bodies through which Dublin and Belfast could co-operate, making Kenny’s proposed forum unnecessary.

“I don’t think there’s any mechanisms needed because we can lift the phone to each other,” she said. “We may not agree on small things like mechanisms – we do agree on the need to work together to make the best for our people,” the First Minister said.

Foster also claimed that the forum had not been suggested to her.

“With respect to the forum that seemed to gather steam over the weekend, it wasn’t discussed with me over the weekend, or indeed before, and it wasn’t discussed at the NSMC today,” she said.

Kenny leaves forum invitation open

In contrast, Kenny claimed the idea had been rebuffed, but added that idea could be revised should interest be expressed by Northern Ireland’s government.

NI’s Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin is in favour of the forum, calling it “a good suggestion” and saying it could proceed without the input of the DUP.

“I don’t think there should be a veto,” he said.

However both governments were keen to emphasise that co-operation would continue and that they would work together to find measures to ameliorate the negative effect of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.