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What is it Like to Work in a Data Centre?

As part of Host in Ireland Talent Month, we're featuring a series of interviews with talented people working for partner companies in different areas and coming from diverse backgrounds.

Watch these rising stars chat with Garry Connolly about their career paths to join the digital infrastructure sector in Ireland, and the challenges and opportunities of this dynamic industry.

Talent Month Interviews 2023

Seamus Fitzmaurice joins Garry to chat about his journey from Ireland to Australia and back again, to his current role as Senior Delivery Manager for the EMEA region at Digital Realty

Learn about Dean Farrell, BMI Manager for  Flynn.  Watch Dean chatting with Garry about expectations vs reality when applying for this role and other interesting findings about this field. 

Phoebe Nolan, Consulting Analyst at our partner Cornwall Insights Ireland tells us what an analyst specialising in the energy sector can expect day to day.

Belinda Cummins, who has spent an amazing 28 years with Wesco Anixter chats with Garry about her fantastic journey and exactly what it's like to be an account manager in the digital infrastructre space.

Christina Pollard shares with Garry her story about all things Estimation & Bid Management at Securitas.

Garry chats with Rachel Howlin, Graduate Instrumentation & Controls Engineer at Jacobs. Rachel tells us about her engineering journey started and find out what it's like to be an I & C Engineer.

 Lucas Philbrook talks us through his experience as a Field Technician at Moy Materials and the in and outs of working at different countries and cultures.

Jo-Ann Garbut,  Director of Sustainability and Government Engagement at  Digital Realty has a chat with Garry about her career path, the challenges and evolution of the roles and skills she has experienced in the digital infrastructure industry so far.

Garry will has a chat with Aswathi Sasidharan (Project Technical Engineer) & Joy Vargas (Graduate Field Services Engineer) of our partner Schneider Electric. They tell us about their experience starting in the industry as young female engineers.

Tanya Lay talks us through her career in the data centre industry at Digital Realty as Director of Asset Management. She tells us about her role, the best, and the challenging parts of it too.

Hadi Beik Daraei talks us through how his passion for becoming an engineer led him to work as Engineering Manager at LPI Group.

Lorraine Watt from Onnec joins Garry Connolly to talk about all things health and safety, what it's like to work as an EHS manager and much, much more.

Padraig Delaney, Michael Kaney and Eislis O'Hare  from GagaMuller talk us through their experience and challenges working as Senior Project Manager, Data Analyst and Project Manager.  

Talent Month Interviews 2022

Michelle Wallace and Garry Connolly (Host in Ireland) reflect on the 13 talent spotlight live streams with 25 interviewees and talk about the opportunities and evolution of data centre careers.

Jane Xu and David Eames from Yondr tell us about their professional backgrounds in the legal and engineering fields and how they found their space in the critical infrastructure industry.

What is it Like to Work in the Digital Infrastructure Industry?   

As part of Host in Ireland Talent Month 2022, we're featuring a series of chats with talented people working for partner companies in different areas of the data centre sector and with diverse backgrounds to learn more about their career paths, challenges, and opportunities in the industry.

Garry has a chat with Michal Frackowiak who tells us the ins and outs of his career path that led him to become a Systems Engineer at Enel X in Ireland.

Watch this chat with young talents Liana Karachalia and Tadhg Curran, Junior Planner and Construction Manager at Ardmac and learn more about their career paths in the data centre construction industry.

Garry hosts another talent spotlight chat with Chris Radev, Eoin Dineen, and Diego Duarte, from the engineering team at LPI Group
Find out their different career backgrounds and how they ended up working for the data centre industry in Ireland.

Stephen Gorman, head of operations at Convergint, tells us about his twenty-year career path in the security systems sector, its evolution, and the increasing career opportunities in the digital infrastructure industry.

Garry has a chat with Cathal O'Flynn and Aaron Henderson who talk us through the journey that led them to become Programme Manager and Apprentice of the Year nominee at ONNEC.

Schneider Electric engineers Silvia Martini and Robbie Graham talk us through their early career progression, industry stereotypes, women in engineering, and their experience coming from Italy and the UK to join the Schneider Electric team in Ireland.

Watch Garry Connolly chat with Sneha Kundu, Technical Sales Specialist at Siemens about her fascinating career path as a woman in the engineering and technology area starting as a graduate at Siemens India.

Garry Connolly, talks with GagaMuller talents Peace Olaniyi, Luke O'Keffee and Cian Boland. Find out more about what they do as project managers and marketing manager in the data centre construction technology industry.

Garry Connolly has a chat with the talented International International Business Development Managers, Kelly Philllips and Marcus Ridge about their career paths and sales experience in the data centre industry with MOY.



Data Centre Ecosystem Careers

It's talent that has created this centre of excellence and experience in Ireland that is influencing, building, operating, and supplying data centres all over the world.

Garry Connolly has a chat with RKD's talented Architectural Technologists Mark O'Neill and James Brady. Watch to discover their interesting career paths within the data centre industry.

Garry Connolly, Host in Ireland founder, has a chat with rising stars electricians Nick Stanley and Chris Billane. Discover their journey from career changes, and apprenticeships to becoming electricians at our partner Silent-Aire.

Garry Connolly, our Host in Ireland founder, has a chat with our partner Ethos Engineering rising stars Jason Bowler (BIM Lead) and Sean Byrne (Project Engineer) who talk about what they do in the data centre ecosystem delivering innovative and efficient designs for Clients across the EMEA region.


Partner Job Opportunities

If you feel intrigued and are thinking of a career change or progression, now is a great time to explore new opportunities. Visit our job portal.


Data is at the centre of everything we do, from delivering critical services to the frontline, to helping people work from almost anywhere. 
All of this is made possible because of the data centre sector, one of the world’s fastest growing industries. 

At Host in Ireland, our partners have a wide range of jobs available in the data centre industry from engineers to project managers, electricians to technicians.  




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