Monday 18 December 2017

Aviva seeks 220 new employees in Galway after major redundancies in Ireland

INSURANCE giant Aviva is to recruit 220 new positions in Galway after announcing hundreds of Irish redundancies last year.

The jobs are advertised in local Galway media, on recruitment sites and the Aviva website and the new staff will be based at the Galway West Business Park in Knocknacarra.

Aviva Ireland spokesperson Gráinne Mackin said: "We are delighted to commence the recruitment process for these 220 new positions in Galway."

"Our new Centre of Excellence in Galway will place our expanded Knocknacarra team at the centre of our UK and Ireland operations. This is a significant step forward in achieving our longer term vision for the business in Ireland. We look forward to welcoming our 220 new members to our team in the months ahead." she said.

The insurance company has said it plans to exit 16 non-core business areas internationally and announced senior management changes following a major strategic review of the group.

"16 segments that are currently producing or will prospectively produce returns below the group's required return ... will be exited." These included its South Korea operation and small Italian partnerships.We are putting in place a management structure to achieve the required improvements in performance," it said in a statement.

The company is currently seeking a new CEO to replace Andrew Moss who left his position in May.

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