The creation of the 600 new jobs will bring EY’s workforce in Ireland to just shy of 3,700, with the new roles set to be filled by no later than October 2020. 237 new experienced hire roles will be advertised and filled by the end of EY’s current financial year in June 2020, while a further 363 roles will be filled by university graduates to start no later than October 2020.

The new openings will be across the EY platform including opportunities in Emerging Technology, Data Analytics, IT Advisory, Risk, Cyber, Digital Strategy, Programme Management, Organisational Change Management, Organisational Design, Audit and Accounting, Fraud Investigation, Tax and Corporate Finance.

Speaking at the new jobs announcement, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar had this to say:

“These are highly-skilled jobs that will be created across six cities over the next year. It’s super that more than half of the jobs will go to new graduates, providing young people with a great start to their career straight out of college.”

Despite the dark Brexit clouds looming, it is very positive to see multinational companies like EY continue to invest in the Irish workforce. Perhaps this is an indication that despite the ongoing uncertainty regarding Brexit, Ireland’s economy may be in a position to withstand the fallout if and when it occurs.