South East Regional Skills Newsletter

May 2019

Remote Working attracting people back to the South East 
John Brett from Laois has worked in IT for a number of years, working on-site in Dublin for companies like IBM, ESB and D4H Technologies. However, in the last few years, John has been a remote worker for companies based both in Ireland and abroad. Last October John relocated from Dublin to Carlow. This is a growing trend and can help address skills gaps in the region. Read more.

Beotanics, based in Stoneyford, Kilkenny has specialist skills in the development of niche food crops 
Beotanics is growing its international reputation for innovation in plant-based food ingredients production. They are now seeking a Food Ingredients Technology Manager and an Agronomist to add to its 43-strong Irish team. Full article.

Remote Working & Co-Working Facilities Expanding in South East  
There is a growing availability of top class ‘Remote Working’ & ‘Co-Working’ Facilities – with one in nearly every large town offering the opportunity for flexible working solutions to suit the employee and employer alike. Details of thirteen such facilities are given here.

Talented ICT Graduates from the South East 
ICT Graduates from the South East have a broad range of skills and much to offer the growing community of ICT companies in the region. Most programmes now include significant project work. The region had 338 ICT graduates in 2017 out of 2,339 nationally (14.5%) which is very positive. Click here for an insight into what the 2018/19 ICT graduates from IT Carlow and WIT have been doing.

Workforce Ireland 2019 at Mount Juliet  
As we approach full employment, attracting and retaining talent is increasing in priority. Skillnets in the South East are hosting this half day seminar on 22nd May to give industry insights. Contributions from Datapac, Zurich, Scurri, Eirgen Pharma, Morgan McKinley & Acorn Regulatory. Further details.

Edmond Connolly
Edmond Connolly is the South East Regional Skills Forum Manager. If you need any support or guidance in terms of your industry’s skills needs contact Edmond at  059 917 5217 or 087 8314729.

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