Career-driven professionals to get a capital view of life, work and change in the Northwest of Ireland.
Looking to grow your career globally but give your family a better quality of life? The Northwest is calling.
Key agencies led by IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the Western Development Commission (WDC), under the North West Regional Enterprise Plan, have teamed up with some of the Northwest’s biggest employers to lure professionals to the Northwest.
“Enterprises in the Northwest region are driving transformative growth in industry clusters such as regtech, fintech, advanced manufacturing, marine and offshore wind energy”
Career-driven professionals based in Dublin and the east coast will next month get the chance to learn more about life in the Northwest of Ireland and the array of exciting new opportunities open to them in the region.
‘Northwest in the City’ is a collaboration organised by regional stakeholders to promote the Northwest and spotlight the many positive transformational changes made in recent years.
Walk on the Wild Atlantic Way side
The event, at Dublin’s Westbury Hotel on 9 February, will deliver a simple message: You can land a global career with a leading company and enjoy the best of ‘local living’ by moving to the Northwest.
“At Tata Consultancy Services, we’re looking forward to meeting with experienced professionals open to the possibilities of a new life, working and living out of the Northwest region of Ireland,” said Andrea McBride, Head of the TCS Letterkenny Global Delivery Centre.
“With our operations in the Northwest, we can truly offer the best of both worlds; a globally focused, progressively supported career in one of the world’s top-performing IT businesses and a quality of life off the beautiful Atlantic coast and all that this provides.”
The event will provide an opportunity to meet face to face with the executives leading the Northwest’s top multinational and indigenous companies. Mid to senior level professionals will learn about the global customer base serviced from the region along with the array of career opportunities available.
Key agencies led by IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the Western Development Commission (WDC), under the North West Regional Enterprise Plan, have teamed up with some of the Northwest’s biggest employers for the event.
Industries represented include Biopharma, MedTech, Advanced Manufacturing, Technology and International Financial Services.
“’Northwest in the City’ is a terrific example of a regional initiative driven by the Government’s enterprise agencies under the collaborative umbrella of the Northwest Regional Enterprise Plan,” said Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney, TD.
The event will see the side-by-side participation of leading multinationals and fast growth indigenous companies promoting the region. Regional Enterprise Plans provide an opportunity to complement and translate national enterprise policy in a regional context.”
More than 20 global multinationals and leading Irish companies are expected to attend ‘Northwest in the City’ including Optum; Tata Consultancy Services (TCS); AbbVie, VistaMed, SL Controls; Cora Systems, Overstock, Avenue, FinTrU and many more.
Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim are home to more than 50 multinational companies that have set up in the region and scaled their international operations. The Northwest is also home to indigenous entrepreneurs who have chosen to build and grow their own international companies of scale, including LotusWorks, King & Moffatt, E&I Engineering and Cora Systems.
As well as showcasing senior roles including those in automation, biologics, machine learning and investor services; attendees at ‘Northwest in the City’ will have the chance to network with senior industry leaders and hear from their peers who have previously relocated to the region.
The regional agencies and local authorities will be on hand to offer more practical advice on connectivity, transport, relocating and educational options. Public sector organisations such as Atlantic Technological University (ATU) will also outline latest research and innovation projects and the current opportunities that exist.
Working patterns have seen seismic changes in recent years, with a career and life in the Northwest proving increasingly attractive for senior professionals.
“Enterprises in the Northwest region are driving transformative growth in industry clusters such as regtech, fintech, advanced manufacturing, marine and offshore wind energy,” said Minister of State for Trade Promotion and Digital Transformation, Dara Calleary, TD.
“The global industry leaders, based across Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo are providing diverse senior level roles in engineering, applied sciences, logistics, supply chain management and more, with attractive and significant career progression opportunities.
“As we see a continuing rise in employment figures in high value jobs in the Northwest, this event offers a unique chance for senior executives to engage directly with industry leaders in the region to explore the current roles and potential future business opportunities.”
Main image at top: Pictured in Dublin at the launch of Northwest in the City are: Allan Mulrooney, Interim Chief Executive, Western Development Commission; Andrea McBride, Head of the TCS Letterkenny Global Delivery Centre; Rachel Curran, Enterprise Ireland; Michelle Conaghan, Regional Manager, IDA Ireland North West Region and John Fitzgerald, Chief Financial Officer, Cora Systems. Picture Julien Behal