Diversity

Second Intake Announced for Kirby Bursary Programme

Engineering firm builds on drive to promote the sector among female students Kirby Group Engineering has announced five winners of its third level bursary programme. This is the second year of the initiative, which provides exciting opportunities for women to gain experience in the wider engineering industry. Kirby is a leading mechanical and engineering contractor […]

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Kirby achieves Investors in Diversity Silver Award

The team at Kirby Group Engineering is proud to announce that we have reached another milestone in the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, with the achievement of the Investors in Diversity Silver award. Investors in Diversity Ireland (IiD) is Ireland’s first all-encompassing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion mark. We began our journey on this programme

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“Ireland is a place that can easily become a home,” says Project Planner Babalwa Sigonya about her move from South Africa to the Emerald Isle

For Babalwa Sigonya working in Ireland was the opportunity to grow her career and work on leading-edge projects that create a more connected and sustainable future for our planet. Having worked on the two largest coal-fired power stations in her home country, Babalwa is using her experience to manage the programmes for some of our

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Kirby Promotes Engineering Diversity with New Bursaries

Third level supports form part of company’s drive to progress industry development. Kirby Group Engineering has announced it has awarded bursaries to four female students at third level institutions across Ireland. The scheme forms part of its ongoing effort to promote gender diversity in the evolving worlds of engineering and construction. Kirby is a leading

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“By investing in talent and adopting new ways of working, we have unleashed the potential of a more diverse workforce” Sean Rapple – Pre-Construction Director speaks to the CIF Magazine.

Nurturing a diverse workforce is a well rooted concept at Kirby. The family-founded business has proudly welcomed colleagues from around the world for many years, and now has 42 nationalities represented across the business. In recent years, the company’s Pre-Construction team decided that its future strength would be in diversity and taking this to the

“By investing in talent and adopting new ways of working, we have unleashed the potential of a more diverse workforce” Sean Rapple – Pre-Construction Director speaks to the CIF Magazine. Read More »

What workers want has never been a more powerful factor in the labour market. As we emerge from two years of disruption, experts tell us ‘it’s talent’s world and employers live in it’.

Fergus Barry – HR Director speaks to the CIF Magazine. The construction and engineering industries are no different. We must look at ourselves and realise that if we want to attract and retain new talent, we must provide an environment that’s attractive to and supportive of them. Our search has clearly identified that people today

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