Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton TD has announced that NIIT Limited, a global company which provides multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries, is to establish a European Delivery Centre in Dublin, creating 110 jobs over five years.
The development is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA (Industrial Development Authority) Ireland.
The publicly listed company, which was established in 1981 and is headquartered in Gurgaon, India, employs about 3,000 people in over 40 countries with primary locations in India, the United States, Europe and China. The focus of this announcement is NIIT’s Corporate Learning Group (CLG) which delivers comprehensive managed training services including Custom Curriculum Design and Content Development, Learning Administration, Learning Delivery, Strategic Sourcing, Learning Technology, and Advisory Services.
Ireland was chosen as the location for the new European Delivery Centre due to the availability of suitable creative and technical talent and multilingual skills, the cluster of existing learning technology companies and open business environment.
The new roles will include high-end engineers, creative writers, and digital media professionals. Other roles will be for trainers, multilingual customer service support, and project managers.
Making the announcement today, Minister Bruton, who has met senior NIIT executives in New Delhi on two recent trade missions said, “A key part of our Action Plan for Jobs is achieving greater diversity in our multinational investment. As part of that, we have doubled the number of trade missions, and increased the number of IDA staff in key foreign growth markets. I have been to India on three major trade missions since taking office and I have seen first-hand the amazing work being done by our Agencies in that market and the massive potential for attracting investments and jobs to Ireland. I am well aware from our meetings in New Delhi that NIIT is a world-leading company in its sector, and today’s announcement that it is establishing its first operation in Ireland and creating 110 jobs is a huge boost. I wish NIIT every success with this great project.”
“Europe is an important and growing market for NIIT’s Corporate Learning Group. Ireland was our country of choice for its extremely conducive business environment, strategic location, availability of multilingual creative and technical talent, and investment potential. We are honoured and very grateful for the support and cooperation that has been extended to us by the Government of Ireland, Minister Bruton, and the IDA. Our vision is to build NIIT Ireland as one of the finest global centres for bespoke content development, training management and delivery excellence,” said Sapnesh Lalla, President Corporate Learning Group at NIIT.
Welcoming the announcement, IDA’s CEO Martin Shanahan said, “The Indian market is an important region in IDA’s Growth Markets and NIIT is a valuable addition to the growing base of technology companies establishing in Ireland. It will serve as a strong reference seller for other e-learning and Indian companies considering Ireland as an investment location. The substantial number of jobs being created is also most welcome. I wish the company every success for the future in its Irish operations.”