It was announced today that Kirby Group Engineering plans to create 300 new jobs as part of a significant expansion to meet demand for its services in Ireland and across Europe.
Kirby has also announced a significant structural investment, comprising a €2 million plan to upgrade its company headquarters in County Limerick. The company currently employs over 1,200 people, with 200 new employees having joined during 2020.
The family-founded, privately owned company says the new jobs will include engineering, commercial, operations and administrative staff, with recruitment for many of these roles already underway. As part of this recruitment drive, Kirby is looking to attract almost 100 people to be deployed across its Apprenticeship Scheme and Graduate Programme.
Welcoming the news this week, Taoiseach, Micheál Martin said, "Today’s announcement of an additional 300 jobs represents another great milestone for Kirby Group Engineering, Limerick and the wider Mid-West region. We want Ireland to be a great location, and a competitive location, to start and scale businesses just like this. Kirby’s expansion is testament to the skills and talent this country has to offer, and I note in particular the value the company places on graduates and apprentices in shaping its future. I wish everyone at Kirby Group Engineering many more decades of success."
Managing Director of Kirby Group Engineering, Mark Flanagan added, "I’m very proud to unveil this expansion plan at our Limerick Headquarters on a landmark day for Kirby. This announcement, coupled with recruitment last year in spite of the global pandemic, will result in our team growing by 500 in a two year period. Our team is making fantastic inroads at the cutting edge of construction across Europe and the people we welcome onboard in this phase will be a vital support to the future of the company."