14 March 2017

  |  CBI Northern Ireland

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MCS Group ignites support for STEM Careers in Northern Ireland

STEM is the backbone to innovation and is a strong contributor to regional growth.

Louise Smyth, Director, MCS Group, with the NI Science Festival official scientist, Lord Mayor of Belfast, Brian Kingston and NI Science Festival Director, Chris McCreery Louise Smyth, Director, MCS Group, with the NI Science Festival official scientist, Lord Mayor of Belfast, Brian Kingston and NI Science Festival Director, Chris McCreery

Northern Ireland recruitment member, MCS Group, has kept its finger on the pulse of current trends and developments, providing Northern Ireland business with key market intelligence around the recruitment of skills and talent in the engineering and tech space. A number of their senior consultants work as STEM ambassadors, helping to promote the study of science, technology, engineering and maths to young people.

Louise Smyth, Director, MCS Group, said:

“There is an abundance of evidence which links student achievements in STEM areas to GDP growth and economic prosperity - and Northern Ireland has the potential to be a hub of activity for careers in this area.”

“Northern Ireland is already highly successful in this area, with home-grown businesses including Randox, First Derivatives, Almac and Andor leading a global charge, and in my 23 years working in recruitment I have never seen more exciting and diverse roles on offer.”

“Many parents are unaware that there is a strong pipeline of new job opportunities available in STEM locally and we need an attitude shift and encouragement from them so that we can meet the high demand for these skills.”

2017 was the second year MCS Group put its corporate might behind the NI Science Festival, which included a hands-on skills fair with the BBC. The firm was the only private sector funder for the festival which hosted more than 150 engaging events across 25 venues, focused on the wonders of science, technology, engineering and maths.

As the competition for jobs accelerates globally, MCS believe that it is crucial to develop and showcase the amazing skills pool here in Northern Ireland.


CBI will host its fourth HR Conference on 20 September 2017 in Belfast - further details will be provided soon. If you are interested in attending or sponsoring at the event, please email ni.events@cbi.org.uk 

For more information about MCS Group, please visit www.mcsgroup.jobs