The Open Doors Initiative will provide opportunities to some of the marginalised members of our society:
In Ireland today, these groups face higher barriers to employment than most others. Did you know?
In September 2018, 14 Irish employers came together with a plan to address these issues and support people from these three groups in Irish society into employment. Our numbers continue to grow and if you want to join us on this journey fill out the contact form below.
The Government are fully supportive of the Open Doors Initiative, especially An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and Minister of State, David Stanton.
The benefits of what we are doing will be two-fold – we will open up the labour market to some of those who have been unable to access it; and in doing so we will attract and retain our future workforces.
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Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 459,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.
AIB is a financial services group operating predominantly in the Republic of Ireland and the UK. We provide a comprehensive range of services to personal, business and corporate customers in our target markets and have leading market shares in banking products in the Republic of Ireland. AIB’s business has been restructured in recent years with the aim of becoming a customer focused, profitable and lower risk institution, well positioned to support economic recovery in Ireland while seeking to generate sustainable shareholder returns. Our purpose, as a financial institution, is to back our customers to achieve their dreams and ambitions.
Aldi has been Ireland’s fastest growing supermarket for most of the last ten years, having recently achieved an 11.8% market share. Employing almost 3,500 people, we now operate a network of 137 stores, bringing greater choice and value to shoppers across Ireland.
At Aldi our people are our most valued resource. We offer our store staff the best pay and benefits in the industry and have been Ireland’s highest paying supermarket for over a decade, with store employees earning up to €14.00 per hour. We are committed to sustainability and to making a real difference in the communities our stores serve. According to RepTrak, Irish shoppers have voted us Ireland’s most reputable supermarket for the last two years.
We support clients across Northern Europe in creating innovative experiences in Food, Retail, Facilities Management and Property. At Aramark, we focus on enriching and nourishing the lives of millions all across Northern Europe. To us, service excellence isn’t just about providing great customer service. It also means using time-tested practices and proven processes to get it right every day, everywhere, in everything that we do. Our people make all the difference—we make sure of it. Our commitment to hiring, training and rewarding the right people ensures that our employees are more than just hard workers. They’re Service Stars, and that means they can be counted on to go above and beyond, every single day.
Coca-Cola in Ireland manufactures, distributes and responsibly markets a full range of some of the world’s leading drinks brands including Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fanta, and Schweppes. The Coca-Cola Company’s operations in Ireland include manufacturing, financial, marketing and corporate services located in Dublin, Ballina, Drogheda and Wexford, employing approximately 1,000 people. Coca-Cola Ireland’s primary community initiative is the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund, which has donated almost €1 million to youth programmes in Ireland since it was established in 2011.
Coca-Cola HBC Ireland Ltd and Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland Ltd have been spreading happiness by producing and delivering soft drinks of the highest quality since 1939. We’re a bottling partner of The Coca‑Cola Company and a member of the Coca‑Cola system, the most extensive soft drinks distribution system in the world. Our 750 employees manufacture, distribute and responsibly market our portfolio of 20 brands and 49 products to approximately 9,000 customer accounts across the island of Ireland.
Cpl is a global provider of talent solutions. Headquartered in Ireland, the Cpl Group employs in excess of 13,000 staff and comprises 22 brands spanning more than 41 offices in over 10 countries. We partner with organisations in every sector, from start-ups to multinationals in order to design and execute the most impactful talent solutions for their business. Cpl’s core goal is to power business growth through people by providing 3 key service offerings:
Dalata Hotel Group is Ireland’s largest hotel group employing over 4800 people. We know that our greatest asset is our people and teams within the hotels. To ensure that we have the best people within the business we have designed development programmes with individual needs in mind. We all share a passion and love for great customer care and excellence in service. These traits have underpinned our success. We are a diverse group that enjoys what we do, and has fun whilst doing it. Growing our people and developing careers is of utmost importance to us and is one of our strategic goals.
Dawn Meats is the supplier of choice to a range of leading supermarket, food service and restaurant businesses, exporting to more than 50 countries. It was established in Co. Waterford, Ireland in 1980, and has grown to a business with over €2bn in annual revenue, employing 7,000 staff in eight countries. Dawn Meats has been awarded the Business Working Responsibly mark, is a winner of Ibec’s Environmental Business Process award, Bord Bia and SEAI sustainability awards, Green Awards (2016 and 2018) and a Chambers Ireland CSR award (Environmental Excellence). Dawn Meats was also awarded gold stars at the Great Taste Awards including a 3-star and Top 50 Foods accolade for the last three years running. Dawn Meats is a member of BITC’s Leaders Group, Bord Bia’s diversity and inclusion task force and the Governments CSR Forum.
DeCare Dental is Ireland’s only specialist dental insurance and oral health company, providing dental insurance products and oral health services to both the corporate and consumer markets. DeCare has operations in Claremorris, County Mayo and in Dublin, employing over 125 staff with deep experience and clinical knowledge. DeCare is a subsidiary of Anthem, the largest health benefits provider in the United States and a brand that is recognised for innovation and service and provides service to 50 million medical members. Globally, the Irish team provides service to over 10 million dental members worldwide and has been doing so for close to 20 years. DeCare combines this global strength and experience with local product, service and oral health expertise, assuring members of a friendly, professional and dedicated service at all times.
Diageo Ireland is the leading premium drinks business and one of the largest and best-performing food and drink exporters in Ireland. Our success is built on a rich Irish heritage.
Our company is sustained through innovation, and we are constantly looking to create new experiences for the tens of millions of customers in 150 countries who enjoy our Irish brands every year. Diageo Ireland employs around 1,200 highly skilled people across our five operations in Ireland, including brewing, production of liqueurs, marketing, sales and commercial support. The wellbeing of our workforce is a key priority for us. We’ve created an environment where employees can thrive professionally, confident in the knowledge the company will support their efforts. Diageo Ireland has won Best Place to Work (2013 and 2014) in the Great Place to Work® competition.
At Dublin Institute of Technology, innovation is our tradition, and we have produced generations of leaders in a range of fields. Our lively City-Centre campuses are home to more than 20,000 students from Ireland and abroad, creating a culturally diverse and stimulating learning and research environment. A comprehensive, dual-sector doctoral-awarding institution, DIT combines the academic excellence of a traditional university with professional, career-oriented learning, preparing graduates for productive leadership roles.
DIT undertakes research that is nationally relevant, internationally competitive and strategically important. Close engagement locally and globally with society and the economy, and collaborative links with a range of world-class companies and academic institutions internationally are essential components in everything DIT does.
e-Frontiers was founded in 2006 with all three founding members – Brendan Carroll, Vincent Blake, Paddy Doyle – steeped in careers from consultancy, software development and data. Combining this IT knowledge with excellent recruiters and recruitment processes, e-Frontiers successfully developed a specialist IT recruitment offering. We have a strong team of consultants with operations in Dublin, Madrid, London, New York and Bucharest, providing a broad base of personnel and client companies. Catering for both Contract and Permanent resources, we provide a professional service, not a transactional, commodity-based service. We pride ourselves on only sending customers properly-assessed candidates. We can stand over this differentiation because we have first-hand IT knowledge and Business experience.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is part of St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings. In its fiscal year 2017, Enterprise Holdings recorded $22.3 billion in revenue and employed 100,000 people through its network of independent regional subsidiaries. In Ireland, Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers daily rental for private and business use as well as replacement vehicles for the insurance sector. The company began operations here in 1997 and now operates more than 25 locations across the country. The Enterprise Rent-A-Car culture is built on a set of founding values that help build relationships with customers, communities, and partners. The Enterprise Management Training programme is repeatedly recognised as a great way to launch a career.
Momentum Support was established in 1982. Employing in excess of 2,500 people, we deliver more than 3 million hours of service per annum. Momentum provides award-winning Soft Services to businesses and organisations based in UK and Ireland. Our emphasis on the daily use of our externally audited Quality Management system has allowed us to grow organically at a fast pace, delivering a consistently high standard of service to all our customers. We ensure we always recruit the right person for the job and that all employees understand implement and maintain correct standards of service delivery as required to exceed customer expectations. Anyone who wears the Momentum uniform wears it with pride and is committed to every client they serve.
Sodexo in Ireland is part of the French-owned global Sodexo Group, the world’s largest services company. Established in 1966, it now employs 427,000 people in 80 countries. Its operations in Ireland and Northern Ireland employ 3,700 people in 230 locations. Sodexo delivers a variety of services that improve the quality of life to clients in business and industry, education, financial, pharma, healthcare and government. It was a founding signatory of Ireland’s first Diversity Charter. Country president Margot Slattery has been influential in promoting and championing LGBT equality and has won numerous awards and accolades for her role in promoting diversity and inclusion. Sodexo has been awarded the Business Working Responsibly Mark and has attained the Excellence Through People: Gold standard. In 2018 it was voted a ‘Best Large Workplace in Ireland’ by the Great Places to Work Institute.
Icon Accounting is the leading Irish provider of Limited Company solutions and taxation services to Professional Contractors in the areas of IT, Pharma, Engineering, Life Science and Banking.
As a service provider, we recognise the historical barriers to self- employment and the importance to deliver transparency on all taxation, coupled with smart technology and a dedicated focused team.
Our people are at the core of everything we do as we constantly strive to deliver exceptional customer service and a distinct client experience which goes beyond the remit of traditional tax and accountancy.