Finance firm to create 125 jobs around the country

A financial services company has announced the creation of 125 jobs which, it says, will be filled over the course of 2015.

Finance firm to create 125 jobs around the country

Acorn Life Group, which has its headquarters in Galway, said that 40 of the roles will be based there with the rest to be filled across the country.

The jobs on offer range from information technology to financial advisory and marketing roles.

Keith Butler, the company’s sales director, said 2014 had been a successful year for Acorn Life, which had seen business levels rise by 50%.

“In addition, the group’s new Galway-based general insurance operation, Acorn Insurance, which was launched in 2013, has seen significant growth in terms of business volumes and, consequentially, staff numbers have also grown significantly,” he said.

“In the last six months alone we have opened new offices in Sligo and Leopardstown Business Park in Dublin and we are presently recruiting financial advice, admin, actuarial, and IT professionals.

“There are thousands of people searching for new opportunities in Ireland at the moment and many of them will have the range of core competencies needed to carve out a successful career in financial services — with a little help.”

He added: “Whether someone has already had a successful career in financial services or someone would like to take a new direction in their career, Acorn Life may well have the employment opportunity that’s an exact fit for them. We will provide an all-embracing support system to help people succeed in building a career in financial services.”

Last year ,Acorn Life Group opened two new offices and recruited 75 staff. It now employs 350 people.

Acorn describes itself as the first financial services provider in Ireland to be given Guaranteed Irish accreditation. It has assets of €527m and a premium income of €75m per annum.

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