Barricade - a company located in Cork Airport Business Park, that provide security systems for servers is hiring new employees for their brand new product called “data breach detection as a service”, a hacker warning system.
Their goal is to create a security threat accessible to everyone, even to people who don’t have any high-tech knowledge. To create new products, they need to build a new team. “The security sector has been left behind in terms of design as it has struggled to meet global threats and challenges. For now we’re working on servers, but in the future, we are going to be on any device. The internet of things is coming rapidly.” said David Collier, the Barricade’s creator.
The company is looking for young employees with good high-tech knowledge.
For more details and to apply for the open positions, please visit the official website of the company.
WELCOME TEAM – EAZYCITY CORK
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is motivated, customer-focused, organised, and loves working with people. This is an internship for 3 months with the possibility of leading to a paid position for the right candidate at the end of this time period.
EazyCity is a local point of reference to welcome people arriving to a new city; our friendly and professional team provide a comprehensive range of flexible solutions for accommodation, employment services, study and social activities.
Founded in 2004 by Enrico Zoppi & Julia Lynes, EazyCity now has welcome branches in Cork, Dublin & London with further international cities opening in 2015.
At EazyCity our team works as a family! We fully support the development of our team members offering educational & training courses to improve skills as well as ongoing in-house training to ensure our team are the best they can be. We support & respect each other and we all work hard to ensure EazyCity is a great environment to work in.
The tasks included in this position are as follows:
- Working closely as part of the Welcome team
- Working under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
- Assisting the team and manager in the weekly tasks including, client check-ins/check-outs, welcome packs, emails, appointments etc
- Keeping important company files up to date
- Meeting and greeting new clients (often during the evenings and weekends)
- Preparing rooms in advance of clients arrival
- Ensuring company standards are maintained
- Checking new clients into and out of their accommodation
- Answering the telephone and taking messages
- Taking rent payments (cash handling)
- Dealing with customer issues and improving the customer experience at all times
The ideal candidate will possess the following traits and skills:
- Motivated and with mountains of energy!
- Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment under pressure!
- Has an understanding of the importance of providing excellent customer service and a warm, friendly environment for new clients
- An excellent communicator
- ‘Can-do’ attitude with a focus always on the solution never on the problem
- Flexible, committed and passionate – we expect all our team members to be fully committed to their work and to always go the extra mile for the customer even if that means working late in the evening or on weekends or last-minute changes to the work schedule – that is the nature of our business
- Fluent English along with another language which should be either Italian / French
- Additional languages are an advantage
- Full clean driving licence
The general working hours of this position are 5 days per week between Monday-Sunday from 9.00 – 18.00. The office closes at 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday.
The ideal candidate will instinctively know when it’s necessary for them to work extra hours as the branch should be treated like it is your own business. At EazyCity our customers are our prime focus and they always come first!
This internship is open for an immediate start so if you think you have what it takes to take up this exciting opportunity, contact us today!
The closing date for applications is Friday 19th of June 2015 at 5.00pm.
Please send your CV and motivation letter in English to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cork Saint Patrick’s Festival
Next week is the most important of the year for all Cork citizens and we can even say for all Irish people. St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon and the annual Cork Saint Patrick’s Festival will take place over 4 days. This year it will take place between the 14th and the 17th March.
Many events are going to be held in Cork, like the Parade, the Irish music live sessions, lots of concerts, Paddy’s Night celebrations and also many activities in the streets. The Parade is the event that brings the most people and it will begin on Patrick’s Day (17th March) at 1pm and will go across Cork city centre starting on the South Mall and finishing on Merchants Quay.
If you need more information about this amazing event, check the following website.
The Cork French Film Festival is coming back this weekend for a new edition. This year, many notable people are going to be a part of the festival. Mathieu Amalric, the French actor that is famous for his bad guy role in the last James Bond movie: Quantum of Solace and also for his Oscar nomination for the Diving Bell.
But not only, Xavier Dolan the Canadian director of Mummy (Last Festival de Cannes winner) will also be a part of this annual event. The festival will take place one more time in Gate Cinemas of Cork and will be set between the 1st and the 8th March.
There are also other features in this year’s programme sure to attract interest like the Oscar-nominated Timbuktu, about Islamic jihadists occupying an African village that has already win 7 césars (French equivalent of the Oscars).
For further information, see this link.
The CIT Musical Society will present the Irish premiere of the revised and revitalized version of Carrie: The Musical. The performance will take place between February 19th and 21st in Cork.
Carrie: The Musical is an exciting and engaging story of the classic thriller by Stephen King. It tells the story of Carrie White, a teenager from a small New England town, who is constantly bullied at school for being different and abused by her mother, a religious fanatic.
Carrie was the first published novel by the American author and has been filmed three times, the last in 2013. The novel is also one of the most censored books in schools in the USA.
More information about the event and to book tickets at this link.
VoxPro has announced 43 new jobs at its multilingual call center in Cork. It Works!, an American multinational that provide skin care and nutrition products, is part of the list of Voxpro partners.
Dan Kiely, CEO of Voxpro, said: "I am delighted to welcome the It Works! team to the Voxpro family. At Voxpro, we pride ourselves on delivering world-class customer service and technical support solutions for companies experiencing rapid growth and change.
President of It Works! Marketing International, Janne Heimonen replied: "That's why we have chosen VoxPro to work with us in building our customer service center in Ireland, with customers like Airbnb, Google,. Nest and Travelzoo, and the homegrown as Pinergy, the VoxPro team with offices in Cork, Dublin and San Francisco, is uniquely equipped to connect immediately with international clients from It Works! "
Are you thinking to apply for the job? Don’t hesitate to contact our team if you need help with accommodation.
The American football team of Cork, the Admirals organized a flash mob on Grand Parade on Saturday 24th January. They arrived fully dressed as American football players and surprised the people in the street. This marketing operation has been made to promote the Superbowl party by the Cardinals that will take place at the Dolphin RFC on the night of the big game, on Sunday, 2nd February.
The shoppers and the pedestrians looked really surprised and amused by this improvised show, some of them even played with the team and tried to score touchdowns and to put some tackles.
Admirals president Stuart Donaldson said the surprise performance brought back some interest in a club that has gained more and more popularity in the past years. The club had returned in August 2013 after years of inactivity. “We had gone through a transitional period where a lot of the older players had moved on and we didn’t have enough players to compete. Last season we put a mostly rookie team together and made it to the IAFL-1 (Irish American Football League) Bowl final,” he said.
If you would like to see their performance, here’s the video!
The American biotechnology and pharmaceutical company ABEC has announced its plan to hire 100 new staff in its centre in Fermoy, County Cork. The recruitment will be phased over the next two years. The new project will produce equipment for biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes for the international market.
The 100 new jobs are expected to cover all company departments including management, engineering, manufacturing, services and business development staff.
Scott Pickering, CEO of ABEC, said: “The Fermoy facility will increase our capacity and allow us to better support our growing customer base in Ireland and Europe. We sincerely appreciate the support of the IDA as we establish our unique capabilities in Ireland."
Cork Airport has launched a new flight tracking function in their application. Thanks to this new feature, when users click on the flight number they will know directly where the aircraft is at all times.
Cork Airport has claimed to be the first in the world to offer this feature. Flight tracking lets you know the aircraft route, speed, type of aircraft, altitude and distance to destination.
“To be the first airport in the world to introduce this innovative feature is a fantastic achievement and is a further example of Cork Airport’s commitment to providing a world-class customer experience for every passenger using the airport,” said Kevin Cullinane, head of communications, Cork Airport.
Additionally this new free app provides updated schedule of bus arrivals and departures, arrivals and departures information, car park book, integrated maps and details of all shops and restaurants in the terminal 1. Besides, it provides information about the weather at the Cork airport as well as live weather reports for all destinations.
Are you going to travel to Cork? Do not wait to try it!
Cork begins the year opting for the prestigious title of European Green Capital in 2017. Essen, Istanbul, Lisbon, Porto, Cascais, Nijmegen,'s-Hertogenbosch and Pécs are some of the cities that compete with Cork for this title.
The European Green Capital Award recognizes cities with the best environment and living environment of its inhabitants. The city that holds the award serves as a model for other cities and aims to promote improvements in the quality of life for millions of people.
So far seven cities have this award. Copenhagen is the current holder; Bristol will do the honours in 2015 and finally take over Ljubljana in 2016. The date chosen for selecting the winner city will be the June 2015 in Bristol, UK. Fingers crossed!