Ernst & Young, the professional services firm, are expanding their Irish operations and will create 270 new jobs over the next year. The jobs will be spread across the company’s seven Irish offices, and EY will also open new branches in Dublin and Galway.
Over the past two years EY’s workforce has increased by 27 percent. The 270 additional jobs will increase the number of their Irish employees to more than 2,000 people. EY will be hiring staff for accounting, finance, engineering, IT, consultancy and business roles. The company will also hire 50 graduates starting from September. Salaries for the new roles are expected to average around €50,000 per year.
As part of the expansion, EY will increase its Limerick office. The company currently employs over 50 people in Limerick, but has recently acquired enough new office space for up to 100 people.
Ernst & Young has said that the growth comes as a result of increased demand for services such as data analytics, fraud investigation and disruption services, cybersecurity and performance improvement.
Mike McKerr, Country Managing Partner of EY Ireland, said finding the right staff was crucial.
“As we grow our business we need to find the right mix of talent to meet our client demands and we are delighted to be in a position to create these additional 270 jobs. We are recruiting professionals at all levels, from graduates through to directors and partners, with the type of sector specific experience which will allow us to provide clients with the insight and advice they need to protect and grow their businesses and customer base.”
Ernst & Young’s hiring policies are highly regarded. The company was names as Employer of the Year at the 2015 GLEN Workplace Equality Index Awards.