Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell has welcomed the announcement of 150 jobs in Dublin Aerospace.
“I am delighted with the announcement of the creation of 150 new full-time engineering and support jobs in Dublin Aerospace, based at Dublin Airport.
“Of these 150 new jobs, 48 have just been hired, with 17 of those positions being filled by graduates of the Dublin Aerospace Apprenticeship and Trainee Programmes.
Dublin Aerospace offer five apprenticeship and traineeship programmes in conjunction with the Irish National Training Agency and SOLAS. This year and next year, Dublin Aerospace expect to fill 35 of these new positions with graduates from these traineeship programmes.
“They offer five types of such programmes in conjunction with SOLAS, the Irish National Training Agency, with over 100 young men and women currently in training. In 2017/18 they expect to hire approximately 35 graduates from their apprenticeship and trainee programmes.
“Dublin Aerospace is an Enterprise Ireland supported company. Enterprise Ireland focuses on supporting Irish businesses to expand in world markets, and this expansion by Dublin Aerospace is testament to the importance of bodies like Enterprise Ireland in assisting to grow, and create more jobs in our local communities.
“The creation of these 150 new jobs is great news for the local community in North County Dublin, particularly as Dublin Airport, and Airport related businesses are some of the largest employers in the North County.
“This announcement comes in the same week as the CSO have confirmed our unemployment rate has fallen to 6 per cent, from its high of over 15 per cent in 2012.
“I will continue to actively engage with An Tánaiste, Frances Fitzgerald, and her Department to ensure support for SMEs and on-going job creation in the North County remains a priority, and that the needs of our local communities are fully heard, and understood by Government.”