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Well in school you should try do a practical subject and get used to working with your hands. Physics is another subject that would be of benefit. It would help in the theory exams that you complete after each of the off the job training modules.

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Another 200 new jobs with Microsoft

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Another 200 new jobs with Microsoft

Thursday, October 05, 2017 

Another 200 new jobs with Microsoft

Microsoft announced today that the company will be recruiting a further 200 new staff for their EMEA Inside Sales Offices in Dublin, bringing its total workforce here to 2,000.

In February this year, the company said it would take on 500 people to staff the EMEA centre. 80 percent of these job roles have now been filled. The 200 jobs announced today are additional and Microsoft expects to have all 700 new staff in place before the end of 2017.

Details of current vacancies and job opportunities at the Microsoft Inside Sales Centre (EMEA campus) in South Dublin are available here.

Commenting on the announcement, Microsoft Ireland's managing director Cathriona Hallahan said "The continued contribution of the Dublin-based Inside Sales team to the company at a global level ensures that we are in a strong position when we seek to attract further investment to Ireland ... With the continued growth of our team and our preparations for a move into our new state of the art campus building, our fourth decade in Ireland is shaping up to be the best yet."

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald said the jobs announcement demonstrates the opportunities that can be created for Ireland from our existing employers and investors. It "illustrates that the talent is available in Ireland for these types of jobs and for employers."

IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan said the addition of a further 200 roles to the EMEA Inside Sales team demonstrates the availability of highly-skilled technical and sales talent available in the region.  "Microsoft's continued growth and commitment to Ireland has resulted in Dublin being a strategically important location for the company's global business ... Ireland is a global technology hub of choice when it comes to attracting the strategic business activities of ICT companies and Microsoft's ongoing expansion in Dublin is a clear endorsement of this."  

The CareersPortal Team