KN Circet, the Irish telecom contractor, has launched a training academy in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin today with Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh in attendance.
As part of the launch, KN Circet announced their 600 jobs plan over the course of 18 months, with 200 jobs currently bedding in, in areas such as administration, fibres splicing, cabling and smart metering installations, with a further 400 more jobs planned for the coming 12 months. Key contracts for KN Circet include eir, openreach, BT Ireland, Enet, Virgin Media, ESB and more.
KN Circet training academy will train telecom operatives for ongoing projects such as Eir’s 1.4 million urban homes and openreach NI’s ultrafast fibre rollouts. In addition to training electricians for rollout of ESB smart metering project.
KN Circet say future potential investment in fibre deployment such as NBI in ROI and Project Stratum in NI will see high speed broadband brought to rural Ireland with a large requirement for highly trained telecoms operatives. KN Circet’s training academy aims to support both these projects in the future which would see the creation of a further 700 jobs.
Speaking today, CEO & Founder, Donagh Kelly said, "Minister McHugh’s support at our training academy launch shows the importance of skilled workers to the Irish economy and the significant training KN Circet will be facilitating. The facility is the result of decades of hard work from the team at KN Circet and the scenario-based training programme is built from real experiences. We equip trainees with the necessary skills required for this growing industry. KN Circet are creating local jobs for this growing industry and look forward to facilitating positive career paths for our existing and future employees."