Companies in Ireland With The Biggest Turnover

These are the Top Ten employers in Ireland based on their global turnover figures. (data from 2019)

  1. Apple Ireland – Turnover €119 Billion
    • Apple designs and creates iphones , iPods , Mac laptops and desktop computers, the OS X operating system. The company first established operations in Ireland in 1980. The company is based in Cork and currently employs over 5,000 people in Ireland.
  2. Google Ireland – Turnover €33.2 billion
    • Google Ireland is the Europe, Middle East and AfricaA) headquarters for Google and provides technical, sales and operations support to customers in over 50 countries.
  3. Johnson Controls – Turnover €27.8 billion
    • Johnson Controls is a global technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers .
  4. CRH – €26.8 billion turnover
    • CRH plc is an international building materials group headquartered in Dublin.
  5. Medtronic plc – €26.7 billion turnover
    • A medical device company
  6. Microsoft – €24.6 billion turnover
    • Microsoft Ireland Operations Ltd is a subsidiary of the software giant Microsoft which sells, distributes and markets software globally from Dublin.
  7. Eaton Corp – €19.3 billion turnover
    • Eaton is a power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help its customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably.
  8. Facebook €18.7 billion turnover
    • Founded in 2004 – People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world.
  9. DCC €17.2 billion turnover
    • The DCC group provides sales, marketing, distribution and business support services .
  10. Allergan Inc €14.1 billion turnover Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland, a subsidiary of Allergan Inc., is based in Westport, Co. Mayo

See the Biggest Employers in Ireland with the biggest number of Worldwide Employees.

 

What are the Best Paid Jobs in Ireland ?

According to recent figures from the Central Statistics Office – the Average annual earnings for full-time employees in Ireland in 2018 was €43,397 .
(This figure is the mean average and excludes overtime and bonuses)

The Job Sectors  with the Highest average Annual Pay
(full time workers only – excluding overtime and bonuses)

  1.  The  Financial, insurance and real estate sector was in first place with average wages of  €57,068.
  2. The next highest average wage in 2018 was in the Information and Communication sector  at €56,465
  3. In third place was Education – with €53,310 average
  4. Professional and Scientific  roles had an an average pay of €49,867
  5. Public Sector workers had an average full time pay of €48,172
  6. Industry €42,682
  7. Health and Social Work  €42338
  8. Transport and Storage  €41980
  9. Construction  €40,640
  10.   The Accommodation and food services sector had average annual total earnings of €17,607, the lowest of all the sectors. 

What are the jobs with the highest hourly pay in Ireland ?

Overall the average (mean) hourly earnings of all employees in Ireland was €22.43 in 2017.

  • The Education sector recorded the highest average annual hourly earnings of €34.56 per hour (But this sector had the lowest average weekly paid hours of just 23.7. )
  • The Financial, insurance and real estate sector had average annual hourly earnings of €30.82
  • The Information and communication sector had the next highest earners, with an average of €30.12 per hour
  • The lowest average hourly pay was in the Accommodation and Food sector – at €12.55 per hour

A 2016 CSO survey looked at median earned incomes of various occupations.

These were the average earnings for the top 10 paid occupations in Ireland in 2016

  1. Doctors – €90,018
  2. Financial Managers and Directors €76,854
  3. Barristers / Solicitors / Judges €64,002
  4. Programmers + Software Developers €55,481
  5. Civil Engineers €49,844
  6. Teachers (Secondary) €49,473
  7. Accountants €46,492
  8. Teachers (Primary/Nursery) €43,803
  9. Nurses / Midwives €43,685
  10. Business Sales Executives €34,855

So – if you are looking for the highest paid jobs in the highest paid sector in Ireland you might want to aim to be a financial manager in the Financial, insurance and real estate sector
. Next best would be in a financial manager in the Information and Communication sector

 

Unpaid Summer Internships – Why Bother?

Why do people do unpaid  Work Experience or complete a summer internship?

The Irish and international jobs market is getting more and more competitive – so having some relevant experience can be critical when looking for that first job. Most employers now  expect students to have gained some form of useful relaevant  experience during their University or  College years.

What are the Benefits of getting work experience?

Work experience will  boost your chances of a good job.

You can highlight it on your CV and application form  that allows you to stand out from your competitors highlighting your new skills and achievements.

Work experience will increase  your employability  – recent figures show that over 70% of graduates in UK companies are recruited from internship programmes.

An internship can provide you with plenty of potential contacts for the future.

Work experience gives you a good feel for what it is like working in a certain type of job .   You might decide that the type of  job is not what you want.

An internship should give you the chance to gain new knowledge and skills, both academic  and personal. You can gain an insight into working life,

You might even  earn some money!

 Some examples of Summer  internships in Ireland :

Deloitte Internship

 

 

Which Graduate Jobs Have the Highest Starting Salary in Ireland ?

Based on a small survey of graduate starting salaries in 2017/2018 – here are the best paying career areas in Ireland.

  1. Accountancy & Financial Management – €35,048
  2. Engineering – €30,527
  3. IT & Tech – €30,162
  4. Retail & Sales – €30,150
  5. Law – €30,000
  6. Banking & Financial Services – €29,955
  7. Research & Development – 429,078
  8. Digital media & Marketing – €28,143
  9. Construction – €27,250
  10. Leisure & Tourism – €26,833

The average starting salary for graduate jobs in Ireland (2018) was €29,060 , up from €28,544 in 2017.
Sixteen per cent of graduate starting salaries were over €34,000.

 

Ireland’s Biggest Employers

Top Ten Companies in Ireland with the largest number of global employees.

1.Johnson Controls : Headquartered in Cork, Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries with 120,000 employees worldwide.

2. Eaton Corp  – Eaton is a power management company . Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees worldwide and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

3 .CRH :   CRH plc is a building materials group.  CRH employs approximately 76,000 people at 3,600 operating locations in 36 countries.

4. Medtronic : The medical device company Medtronic-Covidien became the largest Ireland-based company when it began trading on the New York Stock Exchange in 2015.   86,000 Employees €26.7 billion turnover

5. Ingersoll-Rand : Ingersoll-Rand Irish Holdings operates as a subsidiary of Ingersoll-Rand Plc. The industrial techology firm makes climate control systems. 46,000 Employees €14 billion turnover.

6.  Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading producers of paper-based packaging in the world.  The group’s headquarters are in Clonskeagh in Dublin 4 and they ahve 45,000 Employees worldwide and a  €8.9 billion turnover

7.  Kerry Group  provides food, food ingredients and flavours to the Irish and UK markets.  23,500 Employees €6.6 billion turnover

8. Shire Pharmaceuticals Ireland is involved in the research, development and marketing of prescription medicines. Its particular focus is medicines for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, human genetic therapies and gastrointestinal diseases. It employs 22,000  and has a €12.4 billion turnover

9.  Experian plc is a global information services group with operations in 40 countries, with corporate headquarters in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
17,000 Employees €3.9 billion turnover

10. Allergan  , headquartered in Dublin.
16,900 Employees €14.1 billion turnover

11.  Tesco’s selling fresh food, groceries and household products, as well as clothing, books, hardware, electrical goods etc in larger stores.
14,500 Employees €2.7 billion turnover

12. Dunnes Stores  A combination of food, textiles and homewares all under one roof makes Dunnes Stores unique amongst Irish retail companies.
14,000 Employees €3.6 billion turnover

13. Ryanair – Every year Ryanair carries over 113 million passengers
13,803 Employees €7.2 billion turnover

 Figures are from 2019

 

Christmas Jobs Marks and Spencer Ireland

Marks and Spencers Ireland always hire extra staff for the busy Christmas period. They are expected to create about 400 seasonal jobs, in the run-up to Christmas 2019 . The  Christmas jobs are usually  available from September through to the New Year.

The UK M&S website has all the UK store vacancies – including Northern Ireland – but Republic of Ireland vacancies are not listed.

You can visit the Marks and Spencer Ireland website here and click on the “Recruitment”  link at the bottom of the page – where you will find some useful information about M&S and what is expected of applicants.  But – you cannot apply for jobs in Ireland online – you need to telephone Marks and Spencer 00353 (0)18728833

Some information about working at Marks and Spencers

M&S say that their  Customer Assistants ” make them who they  are.

Because it’s their job to give every single customer that unique M&S experience – and every reason to keep coming back. So, whether you’re helping find the perfect product or making sure it’s in stock and displayed beautifully, you’ll be putting a smile on our customers’ faces.

A  customer assistant role will involve helping find the right products for customers ,  managing stock, getting new lines out on the shop floor, supervising the fitting rooms, and providing service at the tills.

M&S look for people with the ability to  keep customers happy. Which means  having the confidence and approachability to deal with all kinds of people.
You will also need to show  flair for tailoring the perfect service for each customer at busy times – which will need a cool head and lots of enthusiasm.

M&S Staff get 20% discount and   flexible shift patterns to suit you.
Applicants should be prepared to work evenings, weekends as well as bank holidays over the Christmas and New Year period.

For Marks and Spencer jobs in the Republic of Ireland, you have to call  the direct recruitment line on   01 8728833 for more information.

More Christmas Jobs Here

 

Irish Jobs Fair in London

Careers in Ireland Jobs Fair is taking place at the Clayton Hotel, Chiswick, London on Saturday, 14 September 2019

This event is aimed at people who are interested in living and working in Ireland. The Careers in Ireland Jobs Fair will bring job seekers and those looking to change their job, who want to come to work and live in Ireland, There will be 30 Irish-based employers who are looking to fill more than 500 vacancies. 

The employers are from construction, hospitality, healthcare, retail, IT and engineering and financial services.

Including

Apple Inc.,

MDE Installations,

Paypal,

Dublin Bus,

Dalata Hotel Group

, DPS Engineering and Construction Ltd.

, Pramerica Systems Ireland Ltd.

  Attendees should bring their CV or ensure they have a soft copy CV that they can send the employers on the day, as job applications will be accepted at the event.

A team of EURES Advisers, who are specialists in international recruitment, will also be on hand to provide advice and information

. Presentations on Living and Working conditions in Ireland and the financial supports available to assist those making the move will run throughout the day. T

Further information available at: https://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Careers-In-Ireland.aspx

 

Christmas Jobs at Smyths Galway

Smyths are looking for Temporary Customer Service Representatives – to cover the busy period around Christmas 2019.

The jobs are located in galway

Job Details

Job Description

Customer Service Representatives – Full-time – Fixed Term Contracts (6 months)

APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK FULL TIME UNTIL 5TH JANUARY 2020 TO BE CONSIDERED AND SO THIS POSITION WILL NOT SUIT THOSE RETURNING TO FULL-TIME EDUCATION IN SEPTEMBER 2019.

The key responsibilities will include:

  • Handling and resolving customer telephone queries and correspondence in an efficient and professional manner
  • Accurate data inputting into appropriate systems
  • Processing Internet orders
  • General administration

The ideal candidates will possess the following skills:

  • Previous customer service experience
  • Professional manner
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be highly organised with a good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to multi-task

:Weekend work required.

Saturday – Wednesday 09:00-17:30 or Monday – Friday 11:30-20:00

Contract Type:Temporary Fixed Term – 6 months.

More details and apply here .

 

Jobs with Aldi in Ireland

Aldi’s continued success means that they are opening more and more Aldi stores across the country.   Openings in 2019  include :

Name: Tramore, Co.Waterford December 2019
Name: Laytown, Co. Meath December 2019
Name: River Valley, Swords

For each one of these stores, Aldi will be looking for special individuals who share in the Aldi philosophy – hard work and great rewards. And remember, they begin recruiting for new stores prior to the opening date.

You may have heard certain rumours about working at Aldi. Things like; you have to memorise all the prices in the store, you have to sort out and pay your own tax at the end of the year, or you have to work 7 days a week! All of these are absolute nonsense.

Of course, working at Aldi is hard work but it is also hugely rewarding. The hours are flexible, the work is challenging but fun, you will have a supportive team with you, undergo high levels of training and be rewarded with a generous salary.

Aldi says they are constantly looking for new recruits across the country, so feel free to apply for any location.

The Aldi Graduate Area Manager Programme  – Being an Area Manager is a diverse role and you’ll work with a variety of different people and personalities, and be expected to use your own initiative while demonstrating leadership. It’s all about adapting and being able to relate to different people so you can achieve high levels of success.

Aldi recruits several graduates who become fully trained to Area Management level within a year, running stores and managing people. The Aldi Graduate Area Manager Programme also offers  competitive rewards and excellent career progression.

Apply Below for Aldi Jobs in Ireland

Aldi Jobs Ireland

 

Christmas Jobs Argos Ireland 2019

Christmas work at Argos in Ireland  for 2019

Argos Ireland usually recruits as many as 500 part-time staff for the busy Christmas period. It is a good place for students to get work during the Christmas holidays.
Most of the Christmas jobs at Argos are Customer Advisor roles.  One day you could be at the till,  the next in the stockrooms.
There are sometimes a few driving jobs where you will be picking deliveries in the stockroom and taking them to customer’s homes in an Argos van.

Argos Ireland  is one of the largest retail employers in the country with around 1,400 employees.  Flexible hours are available. You may even enjoy it so much that you choose to apply for a permanent career with them  –  Argos  say they have a few managers in the business who started off as Christmas temps!

Argos Christmas Jobs are open to anyone aged 16 or over. They expect you to be able to do at least 10 hours a week and it will help if you are available on Christmas Eve, St Stephens Day and New Years Day.
You get an immediate 10% staff discount and a ‘thank you’ bonus if you complete the contract.

 If there are any 2018 Argos Ireland Christmas vacancies you can search for them and apply online HERE

They usually start appearing around October. The UK jobs get advertised first – the Irish vacancies go on a few weeks later. It could be be mid-October when the Irish jobs go online.




If you came here looking for  Argos online shopping in Ireland  –   you need to visit the Argos  Ireland Website. You can order larger items at Argos online for home delivery – but you have to collect most smaller items from your nearest Argos store . But – you can check stock and reserve items online to save you a wasted journey . Find loads of other great online shops that  deliver to Ireland at  ShoponlineIreland.com

There are more than 30 Argos stores in Ireland  – most of them will probably have Christmas jobs available for 2018  – these are the  Argos  store locations in Ireland

Arklow Bridgewater Shopping Centre
Athlone Golden Island Shopping Centre
Ashbourne Retail Park
Carlow Fairgreen Retail Park
Castlebar Hopkins Road
Cork Blackpool Retail Park
Drogheda Retail Park, Donore Road
Dublin Jervis Street – Dublin
Dublin Liffey Valley Retail Park, Liffey Valley
Dublin Santry  Omni Park
Dublin Blanchardstown Retail Park
Dublin St. Stephens Green Shop. Centre,
Dublin – The Square Tallaght
Ilac Centre – Dublin
Nutgrove Centre Rathfarnham
Dublin Swords The Pavilions Shopping Centre
Dun Laoghaire Bloomfield Shopping Centre
Dundalk
Dundrum Town Centre
Galway Headford Road
Kilkenny 36 High Street
Killarney Deerpark Road
Limerick The Crescent
Limerick Cruises Street
Letterkenny Retail Park
Longford Red Cow Roundabout
Monaghan
Navan Shopping Centre
Portlaoise
Sligo Cleveragh Retail Park
Swords
Tralee The Horan Centre
Tullamore Retail Park
Waterford Great Georges Street
Wexford

Argos.ie