Did you know that Limerick has one of the strongest rates of job creation in Ireland? After periods of high unemployment, Limerick has become one of the best performing areas in the country with regard to new business growth, and this is increasing year on year.
Job opportunities in many sectors abound in Limerick, particularly in industries such as hospitality, banking and finance and STEM. This is positive news for Ireland, and particularly for the Limerick and Shannon area, which is such a fantastic place to live and work.
Limerick is a great choice when you are searching for the perfect place to call home. Quality of life is high and housing is much more affordable than in other areas of Ireland, with rent prices more than 50% lower than in Dublin.
Limerick has a growing reputation as a cultural centre, with a wide range of theatre, literature, art and comedy on offer. The presence of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and RTE Lyric FM contributed to Limerick’s designation as Ireland’s first City of Culture in 2014, and regular festivals throughout the year ensure a warm welcome and a positive and friendly buzz within the city.
Limerick is well served for sporting facilities, public transport and education, and is also home to King John’s Castle and the Treaty Stone, bringing Ireland’s fascinating history to locals and visitors alike.
Shannon is a bustling town, and many people in the towns and cities around are employed here. Due to its close proximity to Shanon airport, Galway and Limerick and important historical sites such as the Burren National Park site and Bunratty Castle, Shannon is a great location and offers a good base from which to explore all that the West of Ireland has to offer.
Across Shannon and Limerick, employment opportunities are looking positive in many sectors. We work with top quality companies on a local, national and multinational level, connecting them with the best professional talent for the roles they need to fill. If you are looking for a new role in this area, talk to us at CareerWise to find positions that will help you to develop your career and grow your future prospects.
Here, we take a closer look at some key sectors that are important in the Shannon and Limerick area:
Accounting and Finance. The financial sector in Ireland has seen incredible growth in the last few years, with a 45% rise in job advertisements in this area between 2016 and 2018. This is an impressive increase, and skilled professionals in this sector will find a high demand for their specialisms, putting them in a great position to secure the roles they want with top quality employers. Many companies in the area are considering support and wellness programmes that make them more appealing to prospective employees, and the position of the good candidate is certainly very strong at present. Find Accounting and Finance Jobs in Limerick
Technology. The rapid development of the technology and science industries in Ireland has seen an increasingly large cluster of opportunity across the mid-west of the country. Limerick is a great location for employment opportunities in this field and is home to many pioneering projects, such as that of sports analytics company STATS to revolutionise live sports data and fan experience with AI and machine learning. This is a great example since it allows professionals with diverse and high-level skills to become involved at the forefront of analysis and research that directly impacts on players and fans across more than 45 sports on a worldwide scale. This project and others in the area benefits from collaboration with LIT and UL and is already drawing top-level talent to the area. Find IT Jobs
Science and Pharma. Science and Pharma offer excellent opportunities for employment in Ireland in general, and the proliferation of high-quality employers in the Shannon and Limerick area means that good professionals are in high demand. Whether you are looking for a job in medicine, pharmaceuticals or research, we have great connections with International, national and local businesses in all areas of the science and pharmaceutical industry, including most of the top ten pharmaceutical companies in the world, all located in Ireland. With a number of companies recruiting in this area, we can help you to find the perfect match for your skills and experience. Find Science and Pharma Jobs in Limerick
Supply Chain. Although jobs in Supply Chain in Ireland have not grown as quickly as other industries in recent years, opportunities in this area are good in Shannon and Limerick. As several industries are thriving, there are exciting opportunities available for those working in Supply Chain, and whether your Supply Chain experience is in IT or the science or medical industry, we can identify opportunities for development and growth and help you to secure the role you want. Find Supply Chain Jobs in Limerick
Executive Search. If you are looking for an executive position, we can help you to find the perfect role in Shannon and Limerick. With several industries experiencing growth in the area, we can connect you with exciting and challenging positions across all areas in sectors such as technology, hospitality and science. Our team of recruitment experts work to source the very best talent for executive and senior-level roles in Shannon and Limerick and across Ireland, and our executive search service is very popular and highly effective. Find Executive Jobs in Limerick
Here at Careerwise, our experienced team thrive on making positive connections between top quality employers and highly skilled professionals in the Limerick and Shannon areas. Our approach is personal, taking the time to get to know our clients and find out exactly what they are looking for, and we believe that our attention to detail is the reason for our great outcomes.
Limerick and Shannon offer a great range of diverse and exciting opportunities for professionals in all fields, and we can help you to find the best new position for you and your skillset. We work with multinational companies, diverse new projects and local interest businesses, and we can help you through every step of your job search. Why not check out our current job opportunities in Limerick
From Engineering and Supply Chain to Science/Pharma, IT and Accounting, we understand the complexities of the key growth areas in Ireland and we can maximise your chances of securing the position you want. From updating your CV to brushing up your interview skills, we can help you to make the most of your skillset and experience.
CareerWise is Ireland’s leading specialist recruitment firm, based in Cork, Shannon and Galway, and our professional team can help you to find the new job you have been dreaming of. We specialise in Engineering and Supply Chain, Science/Pharma, IT and Accounting, and we will welcome the opportunity to get to know you.
Contact us online now or call us on +353 (0) 21 206 1900 to arrange a consultation.
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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