Westpark Shannon attracts a highly educated and talented workforce. They are attracted because some of the brightest, globally-trading companies are already here, presenting them with the opportunity to advance their careers, in a Region that offers a suberb quality of life and a world-class work environment.
Westpark Shannon: Where both businesses and talent thrive
Here are just a few reasons why Westpark Shannon attracts a highly talented workforce:
Ireland's Talent Pool - Ireland has a predominantly young work-force which is capable, innovative and committed to achievement. They are also highly mobile and eager to work for the best companies to advance their careers. Westpark attracts the best companies. Most of Ireland's workforce is within 2 hours of Westpark - Dublin, for instance, is only 2 hours away.
Nearby Talent Pool - Westpark is close to 2 university cities, Limerick (20 minutes) and Galway (60 minutes). There are six third-level colleges nearby, providing a strong flow of highly educated graduates. The University of Limerick, The National University of Ireland Galway and Institute of Technologies in Limerick, Galway, Athlone and Tralee. These colleges alone provide a student cohort of over 50,000, with over 18,000 graduates each year.
European Talent Pool: Europe is a key market of over 500 million people, but it also represents a wide talent pool of multi-lingual workers who are free to work in Ireland and can be easily attracted by opportunity and the attractive lifestyle.
Sectoral Clusters and Top Tier Talent: The Region is home to over 200 overseas companies in ICT, life sciences, financial services, engineering, publishing, software, aviation and logistics. It means there is a skill base within these sectors in the Region and top tier talent is easier to attract to Westpark. Famous names in the Region include Apple, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Intel, GECAS, AerCap, Johnson & Johnson, Regeneron, Northern Trust, Cook Medical, Boston Scientific, Pepper, DHL and Molex.
Lifestyle: The Region offers a high standard of living and an exceptional quality of life. In a small compact area you have thriving cities, large towns, small villages and amazing coastal scenery. These provide for everything a worker may want to suit their lifestyle choices.
Uncongested, Fresh, Invigorating, Affordable: Westpark's location in the Atlantic Way Region contrasts strongly to the congested development in major cities. The pure, fresh air coming in from the Atlantic is invigorating. The workforce can typically get to and from home within 20 minutes, by motorway. Leisure options in the Region are more varied, and no queuing. The cost of living is lower. There is greater availability of quality housing and house rentals and it is far more affordable. Houses, and rentals, are typically half the cost of Dublin for comparable houses.
Westpark - the Perfect Work Environment: Westpark’s impressive multi-storey buildings
accommodate offices of the highest quality. Spacious, bright, air-conditioned, energy-efficient and secure, they provide a perfect work environment conducive to individual and team performance. Feedback tells us that the workforce love the Westpark Business Environment.
Below is a day and a weekend in the life of typical highly talented employees...
A Working Day in the Life of Sharon, your new Star Employee at Westpark Shannon
Sharon doesn’t work at the Westpark Shannon International Business Campus just yet, but she soon will... and as a star within your team. Let’s imagine her day...
HAPPY WORKERS MEAN BUSINESS... AND THEY LOVE WESTPARK
Séan, your most creative employee, loves working at Westpark Shannon
Séan doesn’t work at the Westpark Shannon International Business Campus just yet, but he soon will... and as a key talent within your team. Let’s imagine his days off.
HAPPY = CREATIVE & PRODUCTIVE