In 2008, after 10 years of Engineering & Technology recruitment across the Irish market, I decided to relocate to Spain to join the EarthStream and take on a broader geographical remit across EMEA delivering large scale project recruitment campaigns within the Oil & Gas sector.
I witnessed our client portfolio embrace emerging technology which lead to an increase in demand for a technology-oriented skills base versus the traditional engineering needs typically found amongst major petroleum engineering clients. Unknown at the time, this deviation would be the catalyst for my next and most recent shift of focus – a return to Ireland!
Through the utilisation and analyse of our global network of candidates across Techstream Groups subsidiary companies shared database, it was clear to see that Ireland was attracting the best technology talent from around the world. Having organically re-aligned my core sector focus to lean more towards the technology space I made the brand switch to CloudStream, it made sense to take a closer look at my native market.
Fast track to 2018 and the momentum has not waivered. Ireland is recognisable as a driving global force and true technology hub. Consistently the location of choice for multinationals and exciting start-ups. Walk the streets of Dublin today and you will encounter the landmark Facebook´s & Google´s which mirror the project recruitment demand model of our previous experience, but as I write, it is the jostling around niche sectors which has caught my attention. Steering us towards additionally building niche elite talent pools around Development, Cyber Security, Data Protection, Information Governance and Programme/ Project Management. The demand from all industry verticals across these service lines has created a race for Product Owners, Large Corporations, Management Consultancies, Boutique Consultancies, and Innovative Start- ups to compete for the best talent. Candidate´s with subject matter expertise will find themselves in an enviable position of choice.
More broader and casting a further array of opportunities for candidates is the emergence and expansion of regional tech hubs across the Island of Ireland – Belfast, Donegal, Cork, Galway to name a few. Brexit will continue to potentially positively impact the recruitment terrain in Ireland and further fuel the war for elite Talent particularly around the Banking sector.
Our story: Following a period of incubation which commenced in Jan 2017, Cloudstream – the Fintech, Digitech and Consultech arm of the TechStream Group have launched in Ireland. Our goal is to enhance our relationship with existing clients, engage and partner with new aligned clients and in parallel, offer guidance and support to our valued candidates as they navigate the fantastic opportunities Ireland has to offer.