Thinking of Working in Cork? Check Out These 17 Projects

Thinking of moving to Cork for work? Check out these 17 projects that are either underway or lined up in the National Development Plan for Cork City and County.

And it’s as good a time as ever to be working in the construction and engineering sectors as labour shortages are on the rise.

Double number of apprenticeships

The lack of apprenticeships in 2014 onwards has resulted in Solas, the state agency responsible for the national apprentice scheme, planning to double the number of apprenticeships by 2020.

In this article by the Irish Times, Áine Myler, director general of the SCSI said, “building firms are finding it more and more difficult to recruit skilled and unskilled labour”.  Between 2007 and 2013 more than 170,000 workers left the industry and 14,000 businesses went bankrupt.

Caroline Spillane, director general of Engineers Ireland agrees that civil engineers are particularly scarce and engineering graduates are in high demand.

Tom Parlon, head of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) said, “Just this month, the industry marked the fact that it has hired 50,000 people since the nadir of the recession in 2013; hiring up to 900 extra workers a month. For the first time in many years, parents and young people considering careers can look to construction and see a modern industry with a stable stream of work and excellent global career prospects”.

So, if you are thinking of making a move to Cork and are working in the construction or engineering sections, why not give us a call on 021 206 6078 to discuss your career goals and your next career move. If you’d like to send us your CV, please email lydia@aaeuro.com

 

1. Navigation Square

2. Student Accommodation funded by Bank of Ireland

3. Two new hospitals

4. M20 Cork / Limerick Motorway

5. €110m Dunkettle Interchange

6. €180m Cork – Ringaskiddy road

7. €130m Ballyvourney to Macroom bypass on the N22 Cork  Killarney road

8. N72/N73 Mallow relief road

9. Transfer of the Port of Cork from Tivoli to Ringaskiddy

10. €90m Ringaskiddy Port

11. Regeneration of Cork city’s docklands

12. €180m investment in 6 fishery harbours

13. €500m on flood protection works including Skibbereen, Clonakilty and Bandon

14. €55m for the Cork Lower Harbour main drainage scheme

15. €30m clean up of Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour

16. €22m refurbishment of the Crawford Art Gallery

17. UCC – a new business school, additional student accommodation, an innovation park, a new dental hospital and upgrade of the Tyndall National Institute