29 June
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Postgrad insights: What are prospective postgraduates thinking?

A recent survey by Prospects UK analysed prospective postgraduates students' motivations, methods and pain points in 2017. From a total of 12,402 responses, results show that 29% of respondents are considering starting a postgraduate degree in the next 12 months. 76% of these are also considering a new job or career. See what respondents' main reasons for starting a postgraduate course are below: To gain a…

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14 June
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Over one million new Mobile Internet users added per day

A new Ericsson Mobility report foresees continued rapid growth of mobile connectivity as global mobile data traffic increases to eight times its current level by 2022. This traffic is the equivalent of: – The population of Spain streaming HD video 24 hours per day for a month – A single subscriber streaming HD video continuously for 3.55 million years – 31 billion hours of continuous HD…

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9 June

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

A new commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era. These titans—Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft—look unstoppable. They are the five most valuable…

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8 June
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Online gift voucher firm Smartbox bringing 100 jobs to Dublin

Smartbox Group, a provider of online gift vouchers, has announced plans to hire 100 staff as part of a new office expansion in Dublin. Smartbox Group is one of the biggest online gift voucher firms in Europe, with €1bn worth of business created in 2016 and 6.5m gifts purchased across 10 countries. Now, with 2,000 sq ft added to its office in Dublin, Smartbox is set…

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1 June
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Drum roll... We have been shortlisted in the category of Excellence in Education & Training for the Events Industry Awards 2017!

Here, at Fitzwilliam Institute HQ, this morning we are feeling extremely proud. Drum roll........ We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted in the category of Excellence in Education & Training for the Events Industry Awards 2017. We are extremely passionate and proud of what our Event Management courses represent, to be considered for this award is an honor in itself. We offer full…

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17 May
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Best of luck!

Fitzwilliam Institute's Part-time Diploma in Event Management students are lucky enough to be presenting their projects in Dublin Town this evening. Best of luck, everyone!

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17 May
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NI software player First Derivatives to hire 400 graduates

First Derivatives embarks on largest graduate hiring spree on island of Ireland. AIM-listed fintech company First Derivatives is to take on 400 graduate recruits this year. The news comes as the company reported a 30pc increase in revenues for the year of £151.7m, and a profit of £12.5m, up 20pc on last year. Fintech revenue was up 28pc to £117.4m (from £91.9m in 2016), driven by contract…

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15 May
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AlienVault expands in Cork

Unified security management company AlienVault has opened a new EMEA Sales and Technical Support Centre in Cork, where it plans to add up to 50 highly skilled roles in the next two years. The company is supported by the Dept of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland. President and CEO of AlienVault Barmak Meftah was joined by Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government Simon…

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11 May
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‘Intense hiring’ as professional job vacancies rise

The number of professional job vacancies available in April increased 7 per cent compared to March, but was down 6 per cent on the same month in 2016, according to Morgan McKinley Ireland. The recruitment consultancy’s employment monitor report found that there was a reduction of 15 per cent in the number of professionals seeking new roles in April compared to March, while there was a…

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4 May

Globoforce to create 100 jobs at Park West headquarters

Globoforce, an Irish software firm that operates employee reward and incentive schemes for companies, is to create 100 jobs over the next three years at its new Dublin headquarters. The company, founded in 1999, has been based in a 929sq m (10,000sq ft) block in Park West since 2006, and is now relocating to another building almost five times that size. Recruitment is under way for…

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