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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!

 

 

 

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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healthcare

Looking for healthcare jobs? Meet Lydian Care at Jobs Expo

Calling all nurses and healthcare staff! Lydian Care will be recruiting at Jobs Expo at the Europa Hotel on 17 September.

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.

The agency offers a 24-hour dedicated on-call service. Clients can avail of day or night service day every day of the week, from one to four times every day.

Lydian Care provides a personalised approach with a dedicated management team. The agency allocates a manager to oversee the care package of every client. The manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of carers.

Lydian Care provides a wide range of practical and personal care support to their clients. This includes care for those requiring support with:

  • Frail and elderly care
  • Physical disabilities
  • Learning disabilities
  • Hospital discharges
  • Mental health
  • Terminally ill

Lydian Care is also a leading healthcare provider specialising in temporary and permanent staffing solutions across Northern Ireland. They provide healthcare and nursing staff to a range of clients, including NHS, charitable and private health facilities. Lydian Care is committed to best practice and effective recruitment. They offer a high quality service that is flexible and tailored to meet clients’ needs.

All of the agency’s healthcare personnel are recruited in line with legislation, which includes Access NI checks, NISCC and NMC registration, and are fully trained in line with RQIA and industry standards.

 

 

TeleTech

TeleTech joins Jobs Expo

TeleTech are customer relations experts with more than thirty years of experience. Their guiding principle is that customer relationships which are built on trust and simplicity deliver lasting value for everyone. In other words, happy customers equal happy companies.

TeleTech knows that building good customer relationships across every channel, in every interaction and every day is not simple. The contemporary “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. Customers, increasingly empowered by technology, demand a better experience in exchange for their loyalty. If not expertly handled, the result can be a disconnect between companies and their customers that can cost brands billions and push consumers away.

TeleTech re-establish the crucial relationship between brands and customers. Their services empower a company to think beyond the tactics of one-off interactions toward a strategy of long-term relationship building and growth. TeleTech have 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.

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. Their integrated platform offers consulting, technology, care and growth services. They deliver exceptional experiences by bringing the best team, tool and practices to everything they do.

TeleTech will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo Belfast on 17 September at the Europa Hotel.

Santander

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.”

 

Aspira

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.

Amadeus

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.

 

Pramerica

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®.

 

Brexit

Brexit: threats and opportunities for the Republic and Northern Ireland

The UK’s shock Brexit result has created economic and political turmoil in Britain, with ramifications around the world. As it became clear that a slim majority of the British electorate had chosen to leave the EU, the value of the pound plummeted. David Cameron stepped down, and it wasn’t long before the knives were out for Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, who lost a vote of no confidence motion from the Parliamentary Labour Party.

While a Remain vote would have been economically preferable for Ireland, both Northern Ireland and the Republic, Brexit offers opportunities as well as threats. Here we look at these.

Exchange rate

Sterling is down making Irish goods more expensive to export to the UK. Once we know how Britain intends to proceed, the exchange rate should level out. It may be some time before we do. However it is possible the markets may adopt a “business as usual” approach if it looks like Brexit will be indefinitely put on hold.

David Cameron has declared his intention to leave it to his successor to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. This would begin the formal process of negotiations for leaving the EU. Even notable Brexit leaders such as Boris Johnson seem less than eager to trigger Article 50. Boris Johnson hoped to begin with informal talks, although this was rejected by the EU. As the referendum was non-binding, and as the majority of MPs are Remain supporters, Brexit may be put on the backburner.

Opportunities for business links

Business experts suggest that the current uncertainty is an opportunity for Irish businesses to create strong links with UK companies, particularly those looking for a way into the single market. Irish companies who offer solutions to their UK counterparts to trade with the EU zone could flourish.

Implications for Northern Ireland

Many companies in the Republic already have operations in Northern Ireland, using this as a base to move into the UK market. However, it is possible that Northern Ireland may face a recession with less money coming from Westminster, no EU funds and potential job losses. The hit HBO show Game of Thrones has created hundreds of jobs and attracted thousands of tourists to NI, but there is talk that the show may relocate in the wake of Brexit. Stormont could seek to offer businesses lower taxes and other incentives however.

A disunited Kingdom

Not long after Brexit, Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, announced that another Scottish independence referendum may take place. Scotland overwhelmingly voted to remain in Europe, and Sturgeon argues that the previous independence referendum was contingent on the UK remaining part of the EU.

Sturgeon has also been looking to revitalise Scotland’s economy making it less dependent on oil and gas revenues. This will mean attracting multinationals and start-ups – which could put Scotland and Ireland in direct competition for inward investment. If Scotland does vote for independence, the country will apply for EU membership. Although the process is a lengthy one, it is likely the application will be fast-tracked since Scotland was unwillingly removed from the EU through Brexit.

London’s loss, Dublin’s gain?

The IDA may be able to persuade UK companies, or multinationals based in Britain to relocate to Ireland. It is not clear yet if any companies will bite. Morgan Stanley has denied reports that they were preparing to move 2,000 staff to Dublin or Berlin after the Brexit vote.

The road ahead

Brexit is likely to cause economic turmoil in Ireland, at least in the short-term. However, with creative thinking it also presents an opportunity for Ireland and Irish businesses. Ireland acts as a springboard for US businesses wanting to move into EU markets; it also acts in a similar manner for EU businesses hoping to enter the US. Ireland can position itself to do the same for the UK. Geographically Ireland sits between three large economic zones – the opportunities are there if we find creative ways to exploit them.