A revolutionary partnership between two Tipperary based companies will see 20 new jobs come on stream in a matter of weeks.
Tipperary Town based Direct Sales Management (DSM) and Cashel based Future People will work together on the groundbreaking project which will see 20 young people who are currently unemployed in County Tipperary undergo an intensive 25 week training programme before progressing directly into 20 sales positions with DSM.
The partnership which will operate under ‘The Momentum Scheme’ will see the 20 positions created in DSM with Future People administering the training programme.
DSM’s Aidan Ryan said that the project which will be one of the first of its kind ever administered in the country “will bring real jobs to real people in County Tipperary”.
Mr Ryan, who along with James Edinborough, owns the Tipperary Town based sales company which currently employs 46 people, said that “the project will see people trained in a number of specialisms such as IT, Sales Negotiation and Data Presentation to help them progress to an exciting career in sales and telesales”.
Mr Ryan added - “This is a progressive market and is an area of real growth in the Irish economy.
“The jobs we have on offer are high grade sales positions with a very competitive salary and conditions which offer a clear sales career progression and will be based in our new facility in Rossmore Village in Tipperary Town”.
And Mr Ryan, who has seen his workforce increase fourfold since it first opened for business in October 2010, has not ruled out a similar project taking place again next year saying “it’s something which if successful we are hoping to continue into the future”.
The venture is also an exciting one for Cashel based employment training company Future People. Established in April 2011 and based at Main St in Cashel, the company which is owned by Timmy Byrnes, Kate Downey and Billy Bloom currently employ 10 people.
Kate Downey said that the “project will be delivered under the Momentum Scheme, which is funded by FAS and the ESF. This means that candidates must be under 25, be on the live register for at least 12 months but will retain their Jobseekers Benefit/Allowance during the period of training”.
She added that “a number of assessments will take place during the training period with candidates receiving a level 4 Fetac accredited qualification in IT applications and a Level 6 qualification in Sales Negotiation.
“We also have a Microsoft Specialist Training Programme which is a very valuable qualification”.
She added that this is the biggest training/employment partnership Future People has ever been involved in.
“To have 20 full time positions secured is an excellent opportunity for Tipperary Town and we are looking forward to running more of these programs with DSM in the future”.
nThose interested in applying for the positions can contact Future People in Cashel on (062) 65781 or email their CVs to firstname.lastname@example.org.