Shaw Academy to create 40 jobs in Dublin

Education technology company planning ‘dramatic’ expansion of its Irish workforce

 Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton: “This is another great boost for the northside, coming hot on the heels of other recent announcements for this area.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton: “This is another great boost for the northside, coming hot on the heels of other recent announcements for this area.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

 

Irish education technology company Shaw Academy is to create 40 jobs at its Dublin office in the next six months, and it is planning further expansion next year.

The firm, which provides live online courses, has already created 60 positions in recent months, supported by Enterprise Ireland. It currently employs almost 200 staff around the world, and is planning a “dramatic” expansion of its workforce in Ireland and overseas next year.

The academy currently teaches about 55,000 new students each month, with courses available in everything from digital marketing and app development to nutrition and weight management. The courses are delivered in seven languages, with students attending “webinars”.

Based in Dublin, it was set up almost four years ago by James Egan and Adrian Murphy, and has a number of offices around the world, including live e-learning centre at East Point in Dublin.

“This is another great boost for the northside, coming hot on the heels of other recent announcements for this area,” said Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton. “Today’s announcement that Shaw Academy, a highly innovative Irish company, expanding rapidly in export markets, is creating 100 extra jobs on the northside is great news for the area.”