Ireland’s Career Zoo 2017 is heading west
Ireland’s leading professional recruitment and networking event,
Career Zoo, will move outside Dublin for the first time this autumn, with an event taking place in Galway next month.
Career Zoo West will take place on Saturday, 23rd September, from 10am to 5pm.
The event will run over three floors at the iconic Galway Racecourse venue in Ballybrit.
Career Zoo takes place twice each year, attracting thousands of attendees each time.
hiring at Career Zoo West will include technology giant Ericsson and
Donegal-based fintech company Pramerica, both of which are sponsoring
the event. Another sponsor, FRS Recruitment,
will be on hand to speak with candidates about a wide variety of professional roles.
The event will feature
employers from all four provinces in Ireland including Galway, Donegal,
Sligo, Cork, the midlands and Dublin.
today, Jackie Slattery, Director of Career Zoo, said: “This is an
exciting time for the Career Zoo brand as we bring our next event to the
West of Ireland. We will be showcasing
hundreds of exciting employment opportunities across tech, medtech
pharma and finance, and we would encourage anyone looking to advance
their career to come along.
Ireland set to become the sole English-speaking country in the EU,
there is so much opportunity, ready to be tapped. The West of Ireland –
with its natural amenities and excellent
track record in sectors such as tech, biopharma and financial services –
is a very attractive option for anyone looking to make a career move or
come home to Ireland.
Zoo West will be our fourteenth event to date, so it’s really
interesting to look at how the profile of attendees has changed over the
past few years. Skilled candidates are
no longer wowed by companies that just offer decent salaries and a cool
office. They also want an excellent work-life balance; affordable
housing options; and proximity to their families and friends. For these
reasons, working in the West appeals to so many
people, and we’re expecting a really strong response to our first
Career Zoo event in Galway.”
Career Zoo West will
have approximately 50 employers in attendance, including STEM-sector
leaders, professional and financial services and biotech companies.
Employers will be hiring for a variety of roles across:
tech, pharma, medtech, finance, marketing, HR and sales.
The line-up includes
recruiters and speakers from: Abbott, Abbvie, BD Research Centre
Ireland, BioMarin, BNP Paribas, Cisco, Ericsson, FRS, Grifols,
Irishjobs.ie, LookWest.ie, Merit, Ocuco, Pramerica, SAP and
Wayfair, amongst others.
addition to leading employers, next month’s event will include panel
discussions on topics such as the latest in biotech, big data, medtech,
fintech, IOT, women in STEM and workplace