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Hot Desk Oct 20th: Keltech, Career Compass & Simon Coveney

Hot Desk Oct 20th: Keltech, Career Compass & Simon Coveney Hot Desk Oct 20th: Keltech, Career Compass & Simon Coveney
Mary O'Neill

Keltech on a major hiring drive

On this week's Hot Desk, I spoke to Business Development with Keltech Seamus Lawlor. The Waterford contract manufacturer is expanding and looking to hire 50 new employees between now and the end of the year.

Keltech specialises in the supply of integrated metal assemblies, and supplies six of the world’s ten largest original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of construction machinery.

Keltech is in the process of expanding its premises by 40,000 square feet with the addition of cutting-edge technology and dedicated space for upskilling staff in the latest tools and methodologies.

The company says that in spite of Brexit their customer acquisition numbers over the past 36 months have been the highest in their 30-year history. Keltech has entered several new overseas markets, including Germany, France, Belgium and the US, while also continuing to grow in Ireland and Britain in recent years.


I spoke to Seamus, the reasons for its success and what the future holds. He explains that the company is seeking people with all levels of experience, including beginners who will be trained.

Seamus also expanded on the fact that Keltech is anxious to hire more females.

Elaine Fitzgerald McBarron describes Career Compass on The Hot Desk

West Waterford based Elaine runs Career Compass. She outlines how her business helps people get on the right career path.

On the Hot Desk, Elaine also discusses the fact that she works with clients from Leaving Cert students to older people looking to change career.

Simon Coveney visited businesses Waterford


The Minister for Foreign Affairs was in the City and County on Friday where he met with a number of businesses. I caught up with him at Work Lab in the IDA Business Park.

Minister Coveney had just come from speaking with members of Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber so he also spoke about that.