Aviation company Shannon Technical Services to create 80 new jobs and open Dublin office 2 weeks ago

Aviation company Shannon Technical Services to create 80 new jobs and open Dublin office

The CEO of the aviation company said he is confident the industry will "bounce back".

Irish-owned aviation company Shannon Technical Services has announced it will create 80 new jobs by the end of 2023.

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Based in Shannon in Clare and founded in 2019, the aviation company currently employs 40 people, with the number to increase to 60 by the end of 2021.

This will rise to 100 by the end of 2022 and upwards to 120 by 2023.

57 of the new jobs are supported by the Government organisation Enterprise Ireland.

The new roles will be across operations, commercial, administration and aviation technical services, while part of the controlled expansion will see the company opening a new office in Dublin.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar welcomed the announcement, saying: "Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on the aviation sector. The government is determined to help the industry recover and rebuild once the pandemic is over.

"This expansion by Shannon Technical Services, creating 80 new jobs in Shannon and Dublin by the end of 2023, is a great vote of confidence. Congratulations to the team involved. I wish them every success as their business continues to grow."

Founder and CEO of Shannon Technical Services Ben Whelan added: "As we begin to recover from these turbulent times for society and in particular for the aviation sector, we feel privileged to be expanding and providing attractive job opportunities in Shannon and at a new office that we will be opening in Dublin.

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"The aviation industry has demonstrated resilience many times in the past and I’m confident that it will, once again, bounce back."