As part of a major expansion on the island of Ireland, a digital services company has announced the creation of 30 jobs in Belfast.
Auxilion is hiring 110 people, with 80 of them based in its Dublin office.
It comes on the heels of Almac’s announcement that it will hire 100 new employees in the north west over the next three years.
Auxilion, led by Philip Maguire, has stated that it intends to increase revenue from £35 million to more than £50 million over the next three years.
The company will be hiring for technical positions as well as project and program managers across divisions such as networking, digital workplace, consulting, and managed services. The new roles, according to the company, will drive digital transformation projects for customers such as health care and government agencies.
The expansion comes after a restructuring of operations, with senior executives relocating to build the company’s consulting business.
Mr. Maguire, the company’s founder and CEO, stated, “The pandemic has increased the rollout of digital transformation and IT change management projects, while also accelerating many organizations’ innovation strategies.”
“However, because these were implemented in such a short period of time, long-term planning and procedural governance were lacking.”
“As a result, organizations must review and re-engineer their approaches to ensure that they continue to support business objectives.”
Almac announced yesterday that it plans to hire 100 new employees over the next three years for a new facility in Derry. It has now begun hiring for a variety of project management and software engineering positions at all levels.
It stated that prior experience in the pharmaceutical industry was not required because full on-the-job training would be provided.
Almac, which performs contract development and manufacturing, now employs over 5,600 people in 18 locations around the world.
It employs 3,600 people at its Craigavon headquarters.
“We are experiencing significant growth and have a need to support our many clients around the world,” said CEO Alan Armstrong.
“With significant technological advancement, we are fortunate to be able to locate our employees wherever we choose, providing greater flexibility and access to our diverse range of services.”
“Given the skills pipeline coming from Ulster University at Magee and Coleraine, as well as the excellent choice of workspace available in the Derry/Londonderry area, we have decided to investigate this region as our next Almac location.”
He stated that the company was proud to have its global headquarters in Northern Ireland and to now be establishing itself in the north west.
The company is optimistic that it will be able to find the necessary number and quality of job applicants.