Merit Galway is located in the British Isles, on the western coast of Ireland. The port city of Galway is thriving, bohemian, and cultured. It is a popular seaside destination, thanks to its beautiful beaches and long winding promenade. It also has a buzzing cosmopolitan city centre with its labyrinthine cobbled streets, colourful shop facades, and busy café/bar culture.
Galway City is also well known for its festivals, with huge crowds gathering for the annual Galway Arts Festival, horse races, and other events. Old Ireland is present, too, with turf fires and traditional music featured in many pubs to complement a pint of Guinness.
Galway was selected as a key site for medical device manufacturing in part because of its proximity to a major shipping port. Merit Galway was a finalist in the Irish Medtech Excellence Awards for the 2018 Medtech company of the year award.
Galway is young at heart, with students making up 20% of the population. Galway’s unique combination of a bustling city and a thriving university means that Galway has something to offer everyone and caters to young people like few other places.
We offer a dynamic, diverse, and high-performance workforce with the opportunity to work on highly technical projects. We have a dedicated Advanced Engineering group and access to the latest manufacturing and test technologies.
Career Advancement Opportunities
We are rapidly expanding with almost 1,000 employees currently in Galway. Graduate programmes, open communication, and internal promotions provide extensive opportunities for professional and personal development.
Merit Galway is a family-friendly workplace that is responsive to community needs. We create opportunities for children with an interest and enthusiasm for STEM subjects. Merit Galway is the main sponsor for the Youth Academy Programme in NUIG. Our employees have raised over €50,000 for local charities.
Staff are offered many benefits at our buildings, including an on-site cafeteria, continuous improvement projects, a graduate programme, wellbeing programmes, and sports and social clubs.
Located less than 20 minutes from a major shipping port, Galway is a prime location for international medical technology, manufacturing, and exporting. The city is attractive and well worth a visit; Galway was ranked as the top destination to visit in Ireland by The Lonely Planet Guide (2012).