EY has announced it plans to create 14 new jobs in its Galway office, adding to its current headcount of over 40 people.
In total, EY will create over 600 jobs (237 experienced hires and 363 graduate roles ) across its ten offices on the island of Ireland, which will bring the headcount in EY to just shy of 3,700. 366 of the roles will be based in the firm’s two Dublin offices, with 234 roles spread across the firm’s offices in Belfast, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford. This follows a period of market-leading double-digit growth for EY over six consecutive years. The announcement was made by the Taoiseach Mr Leo Varadkar T.D. at an event in EY Headquarters on Harcourt Street in Dublin.
237 new experienced hire roles will be advertised and filled by the end of EY’s current financial year (June 2020 ) while a further 363 roles will be filled by university graduates to start in October 2020. EY will now actively recruit candidates to fill a variety of roles in growth areas including Emerging Technology, Data Analytics, IT Advisory, Risk, Cyber, Digital Strategy, Programme Management, Organisational Change Management, Organisational Design, Audit and Accounting, Fraud Investigation, Tax and Corporate Finance.
Commenting on the announcement, the Taoiseach Mr Leo Varadkar said the Government is very encouraged by EY’s announcement of its plans to create these highly-skilled jobs around the island of Ireland over the coming months. “Announcements of this nature reaffirm Ireland’s position as a leading destination for business and innovation on the global stage. These are the types of roles that help us retain our talented people at home in Ireland and allow people to flourish professionally in their local communities.
“Job announcements like this will also help attract some of the Irish overseas back home at a time when the “war for talent” continues to be a significant challenge for businesses nationwide. With many global challenges disrupting markets worldwide it is refreshing to see a firm like EY confidently power ahead with strong growth and an ambitious jobs strategy,” he added.
Frank O’Keeffe, Managing Partner, EY Ireland, said EY plans to create these new roles over the coming months.
“It reflects our continuing strong growth across the island of Ireland. Many of our clients are facing significant economic headwinds in the short to medium term as a variety of factors test their businesses like never before. Brexit is a time of great disruption and we, as an all island business, hope an amicable deal can be reached, but it is far from the only challenge the island faces. Transforming to a low carbon economy, embracing digital disruption in diverse, fair and compassionate workplaces will require new thinking and EY will support our clients to address all of these issues.”
Cathal McDonagh, Partner, EY Galway, said E Y are delighted to be able to create these highly-skilled roles that will allow Galway people, particularly young people, to grow professionally in their local community, working with world-class clients.
“This announcement reinforces our commitment to Galway, and to the West more broadly. We are investing heavily in our people to ensure that we have the correct skill mix to be able to support our clients in new and innovative ways,” he added.