365 jobs announced at Version 1
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced today that IT services company, Version 1, will be creating 365 IT services jobs over the next three years at its base in Dublin’s city centre. The jobs will be in the areas of ERP, systems integration, cloud and data analytics. Version 1 is aiming to fill 100 positions this year, from graduate level to senior management and is launching its 2018 Graduate Programme in May to hire 70 IT graduates.
CEO of Version 1 Tom O’Connor said: ‘’The announcement of 365 new jobs is as a result of our growth over the past five years and our confidence in our ambitious growth plans over the next three years. We take a huge amount of pride in our employees and a constant focus of ours is on being a best workplace, which has seen Version 1 being named in the Top Ten Best Large Workplaces for the past six years running. I am also delighted that 40 senior managers have recently become Version 1 shareholders’’.
Version 1 creates highly advanced software systems which aim to transform the way their clients do business and address the core challenges of their day-today operations. Their business partners include Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and Oracle. Version 1 CEO Tom O’Connor describes their business as ‘’the glue that holds the economy together, managing huge numbers of day-to-day interactions such as providing insurance quotes, handling EU payments to farmers and processing motor tax payments. We develop systems that allows these kinds of processes to happen quickly and accurately’’.
The jobs announcement comes as the company is currently expanding into the UK and Europe following rapid growth over the past five years. Since 2014, the company has created close to 200 extra jobs in Dublin and doubled its workforce to over 850 employees in Ireland and the UK. Version 1 now has offices in Belfast, Dublin, Cork, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester and London. This year Version 1 will generate revenues of over €100m for the first time.