EY today announced its plans to create 600 new jobs adding to its current headcount of 3,076 on the island of Ireland. This announcement will bring the headcount in EY to just shy of 3,700 across the island of Ireland.
It is estimated that 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. Today’s announcement was made by the Taoiseach Mr Leo Varadkar T.D. at an event in EY Headquarters on Harcourt Street in Dublin.
EY say 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 no later than 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 today, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said, "These are highly-skilled jobs that will be created across six cities over the next year. It’s super that more than half of the jobs will go to new graduates, providing young people with a great start to their career straight out of college. The regional spread of new jobs across six city-regions is very much in line with the Government’s focus on balanced regional development."
Managing Partner at EY Ireland, Frank O’Keeffe added, "While there are many headwinds for Irish businesses, not least of which is Brexit, our clients are turning to us to support them on all of their strategic priorities including climate change, talent, digital disruption, global tax planning and heightened levels of assurance."