Merit Galway is located 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 local Educational Institutions, such as the National University of Galway, helping to build relationships, partnerships, and trust between industry and academia. Merit Medical Ireland was awarded the 2018 Medtech Company of the Year Award, a prestigious award granted by a panel consisting of Irish business enterprise and governmental agency leaders.
Intelligent, Highly Educated Workforce
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 it 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, well-being programmes, and sports and social club. A recipient of the 2018 Medtech Company of the Year Award, Merit Medical Galway is a proud contributor to the Irish economy.
In addition to being a prime location for medical technology, Galway also provides locals and tourists access to a rich culture that includes annual festivals, busy shops and cafés, and traditional Irish music.