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Telecoms contractor KN Circet to hire 600 in Dublin – Siliconrepublic.com

Telecoms contractor KN Circet to hire 600 in Dublin – Siliconrepublic.com

KN Circet already has 200 roles in place and plans to hire an additional 400 over the next 12 months.

Today (7 November) telecoms provider KN Circet has revealed its 18-month recruitment plan to take on 600 people at a facility in Dublin. Over the past six months, it has put 200 roles in place, and it expects to hire an additional 400 over the next year.

KN Circet managing director Damien Gallagher confirmed that the positions are in areas such as administration, fibre splicing, cabling and smart metering installations. Gallagher said: “”KN was established in 2002, and I suppose over the last 17 years we’ve grown substantially – from initial turnover of €10m to €340m forecast this year. We’ve been in the telecoms industry for all that period, and in addition in the power industry and the rail industry.

“So, we’ve grown our business from Ireland and then moved into the UK and internationally”.

The company is also launching a new training school in Rathcoole, Co Dublin, a project on which it has invested €500,000.

Local TD Eoin Ó Broin praised the news, calling it an great development for the local area of Rathcoole and Clondalkin “both in terms of the highly skilled jobs that will be created but also the fact that you’ll have trainees coming in for their education.

“That’s an additional boost for the local economy.”

KN Circet, formerly known as the KN Group, merged with French telecoms provider Circet in 2018. It provides training for fellow telecoms firms operating in Ireland, such as Virgin and Eir. Earlier this year, the latter confirmed plans to bring on KN Circet to build the optical distribution network as part of the development of its €500m fixed broadband network.

Other KN Circet clients include the Virgin, SSE Airtricity, Siemens, Shannon Airport, BT, the London Underground and more.

Just yesterday, travel sales technology platform confirmed that it would hire 22 people at a new inside sales centre in Dublin. Initial hires will be in the areas of sales, account management and customer support.

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