Doing Business in Wexford
Ireland has a unique workforce. It has the youngest population in Europe with over 35% under the age of 25 years. This is reflected across Wexford, whose population is one of Europe’s youngest and fastest growing. Over 35 per cent of Wexford's population is aged 25 years or less and half the population is under the age of 35.
Wexford’s reputation as a key inward investment location is supported by the availability and calibre of a highly competitive workforce. Companies in the financial services sector and health life sciences have pinpointed the success of their companies to people, their quality and 'can do' flexible attitude as their key asset:
"The Wexford workforce has a very strong ethos of innovation and can do attitude
ensuring Wexford is the preferred location for key product technology among Waters operations in the US, UK and Singapore"
Terry O'Shea, Director of Global Operations, Waters Technologies
Ireland’s labour force is among the best educated in the world and labour turnover is very low compared to other major cities.
The population aged 25 – 34 with a third level qualification higher in Ireland than in the US or the UK. Ireland ranks third in the euro area for mathematics, science and computing graduates aged 20 – 29.
Wexford is the source of an enthusiastic and steady stream of smart, talented people for knowledge-based companies seeking a strong, English speaking workforce.
"BNY mellon has attracted a number of skilled graduates from the nearby third level colleges
who have delivered courses specific to the needs of the industry"
Andrew Finucane, Head of Fund Accounting & General Manager, BNY Mellon
Wexford town houses the outreach campus of Carlow IT and its location in the South eastern economic zone ideally places it within easy commuting distance of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), the largest third level college in the south east. Access to 15,000 students provides a wealth of choice for prospective companies to graduates from higher certificate to PHD Doctorate level.
A number of the financial services industries have reported the flexible and responsive approach to the industry’s needs has resulted in access to a large graduate skills pool with key competency and business acumen:
"The third level colleges will co-operate in meeting our training needs
for whatever areas we require"
Conor Brennan, Director of Broker Distribution, Zurich General Insurance
Proximity to Dublin and Waterford cities gives additional acccess to a large skills pool of graduates. Strategic proximity to the capital to internationally renowned universities provide key research opportunities and potential for collaboration with industry. Trinity College is listed as one of the top 50 universities in the world and its stewardship is governed by head provost and Wexford man, Dr. Paddy Prendergast .
Wexford means business - to let us know how we can help relocate your business here contact:Tony Larkin, Director of Services with responsibility for Economic Development at local government headquarters, Wexford County Council, County Hall, Wexford.Phone:00353 53 919 6302