Benefits of Living in Sligo and Working for SL Controls

Sligo is one of Ireland’s fastest growing regions and there are good reasons why. Many of those reasons are listed below, with most of them playing a role in helping people living and working elsewhere in the country or further afield to make the decision to relocate.

We’re proud to say that some of those people chose to come to work for us at SL Controls. This particularly applies to engineers, specifically control systems engineers, automation engineers, and validation engineers.

SL Controls provides equipment system integration services for manufacturers in regulated sectors including pharmaceutical manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, and food and beverage manufacturing. We have offices around the country, but our head office is in Sligo.

If you’re a control systems, automation, or validation engineer, or you have experience in a similar field, we’d be interested in talking to you about joining our Sligo team.

Before getting further into that, let’s first explore why Sligo is such a good place to live, raise a family, grow your career, and fulfil your professional potential.

Here’s a video to get started from Sligo Chamber on living and working in Sligo:

Sligo Boasts Some of the Best Natural Attractions in Ireland

Lots of places in Ireland would claim they have the best natural attractions, but we think Sligo comes out on top. Here are some of the things on offer in this region:

  • Stunning natural scenery particularly the Wild Atlantic Way and the mountains that sweep down to the ocean
  • Surfing – after all, Sligo is home to the Wild Atlantic Way’s Surf Coast
  • Coastal walks if you prefer to stay on the sand rather than go into the waves
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Diving
  • Hiking, particularly on one of Ireland’s most distinctive and iconic mountains, Ben Bulben
  • And more

Low Property Prices

Sligo compares favourably when you look at property prices in relation to other major business hubs around Ireland – Dublin, Galway, Cork, and Limerick in particular. This applies to all styles of home too, from stylish apartments to large and comfortable family homes.

Thriving Business Community and Strong Jobs Growth

Several companies have made jobs announcements in Sligo over the past year, with many industries thriving. This particularly applies to the technology sector. In fact, Sligo has become known as ‘Silicon Sligo’ and it has become a hub for start-up companies and creatives.

There is also a wide range of companies in the area including Irish companies (like SL Controls) and large multinationals like AbbVie and Abbott.

Excellent Transport Infrastructure

Commuting into Sligo town, and to the main business and technology hubs in the town, is easy by car or public transport. Surrounding counties like Donegal and Mayo are easily accessible too. In addition, there are good transport links and road infrastructure when you want to go further afield.

Sligo’s Culture Scene

Sligo is Yeats Country, which is reason enough on its own to be attracted to the area. There is more, though, including museums, galleries, and theatres in addition to more modern entertainment venues like cinemas and attractions for children.

Sligo also has a thriving music and pub scene, both of which are crucial to nightlife in the area. There are great restaurants and cafes too.

Plenty for Sports Fans

Sligo is a great place to watch sports including Connacht Rugby and Sligo Rovers in addition to GAA and other sports. There is also an abundance of local sports clubs to participate in, including great golf courses.

Great for Families

Everything from the low cost of living to the excellent schools to the easy to achieve work-life balance makes Sligo a fantastic place to raise a family.

What About SL Controls?

Okay, Sligo is a great place to live – why should you work at SL Controls?

SL Controls is an industry leader in the provision of automation and equipment system integration solutions to regulated sectors. Our clients include many of the top pharmaceutical and MedTech companies in the world, and we’re at the cutting edge of technology.

We are growing fast too – we were named in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2018.

Our engineers enjoy a generous benefits package, excellent career progression opportunities, and so much more.

To find out more, check out our engineering careers page to learn about the positions in Sligo we are currently recruiting for.

Keith Moran

As a co-founder of SL Controls, Keith has overseen the growth and development of the company’s services nationally and internationally. He has a deep understanding of the end-to-end process requirements of clients in SL Controls' target sectors and has structured the company’s services to respond to those needs. Keith has also established sustainable relationships with customers, suppliers and stakeholders and continues to stragically grow the company based on service and quality innovation.

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