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An Approach to Remote Working that Maintains Standards and Improves Business Agility

An Approach to Remote Working that Maintains Standards and Improves Business Agility

Like many other companies, large-scale remote working became an abrupt reality at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. In fact, 100 percent of our staff moved to remote working overnight as our offices across Ireland closed in line with Government restrictions. We were in a good position as a company to deal with …

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New Equipment Systems Engineer Masters by Research Apprenticeship Launches

New Equipment Systems Engineer Masters by Research Apprenticeship Launches

A new apprenticeship course has launched at the University of Limerick (UL), the Equipment Systems Engineer Masters by Research Apprenticeship. It was developed through a partnership between UL and the ESE Academy, with the ESE Academy taking the lead on the course. The apprenticeship is part of a wider programme at UL to develop world-leading …

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Irish software integration company SL Controls acquired by global IT group NNIT

Irish software integration company SL Controls acquired by global IT group NNIT

SL Controls and NNIT join forces to further strengthen offerings in life sciences sector Global expansion plans for SL Controls are strengthened by acquisition SL Controls, the Irish specialist software integration firm, has today (July 5) been acquired by global service provider NNIT group. NNIT is one of Denmark’s largest IT operators with more than …

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Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day at SL Controls

Press Release: Call for female engineers to apply for key roles at SL Controls

Company has doubled number of female engineers since March But still a low number of applications from women in engineering Call being made on International Women in Engineering Day SL Controls, the specialist software integration firm, is looking for female engineers to join its team. In March, the company announced it would be creating 50 new …

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Women in Engineering – Saoirse Kearse, Software Quality Engineer

Women in Engineering – Saoirse Kearse, Software Quality Engineer

As this is women in engineering week, we are looking at the stories of women currently working in engineering to explore their route into the profession and why they think engineering is a good career. In today’s post, we talk to Saoirse Kearse, a Software Quality Engineer at SL Controls. Even at secondary school, Saoirse …

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Women in Engineering – Blessing Nwachukwu, Systems Engineer

Women in Engineering – Blessing Nwachukwu, Systems Engineer

As this is women in engineering week, we are looking at the stories of women currently working in engineering to explore their route into the profession and why they think engineering is a good career. In today’s post, we talk to Blessing Nwachukwu, a Systems Engineer at SL Controls. Blessing is originally from Nigeria and …

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SL Controls Supports Pride Month and Ensuring Engineering is an Inclusive Career for Everyone

SL Controls Supports Pride Month and Ensuring Engineering is an Inclusive Career for Everyone

Diversity in engineering is a big topic in Ireland and around the world. The equation is simple – we need more people, regardless of who they are, to become engineers, both to meet demand and to ensure we have equality in the workforce. However, solutions to the problem can be challenging. At the very least, …

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Escaping the Office in a Whole New Way in Our Latest Social Event

Escaping The Office In A Whole New Way In Our Latest Social Event

Working remotely and living under lockdown restrictions has made it difficult to arrange social events in the workplace. Like many other companies, we have turned to virtual events here at SL Controls. We call these events Celebrating Wins Together, and the latest one was held at the weekend. It involved escaping the office.     …

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Members Of The SL Controls Team Take Part In Darkness Into Light 2021

As with so many things so far this year, 2021’s Darkness Into Light fundraising and awareness event had to be very different because of rules on travel and social distancing. That didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of members of the SL Controls team who took part on Saturday morning. Darkness Into Light is an annual event that …

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National Workplace Wellbeing Day 2021 At SL Controls

National Workplace Wellbeing Day takes place on Friday, 30 April, and to celebrate we have a week of activities and initiatives planned to promote health and wellbeing at SL Controls. Those activities and initiatives are part of our Live Well at SL and Think Well at SL programmes. This Friday will be the seventh annual National Workplace Wellbeing Day. It’s …

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Press Release SL Controls Announces Former PM Group CEO Pat McGrath As Its New Chairman

Press Release: SL Controls Announces Former PM Group CEO Pat McGrath As Its New Chairman

SL Controls Also Names John Scanlan As New Director Of Corporate Services SL Controls, the specialist software integration firm, has announced former PM Group CEO Pat McGrath as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of its Board. It is also announcing the appointment of John Scanlan as its new Director of Corporate Services. The announcement comes after …

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Choose to Challenge in Engineering – the Perspective of Female Engineers on International Women’s Day 2021

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is Choose to Challenge – challenging gender bias and inequality and choosing to celebrate the achievements of women. We decided to look at that topic from the perspective of some of the women who work for us at SL Controls. Specifically, two women who chose to challenge …

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Adapting Health & Safety Policies and Procedures for the New Remote Working Environment

A lot of things changed in the workplace when Ireland and other parts of the world entered lockdown conditions towards the end of Q1 2020. For companies required to continue delivering their essential services, remote working became an overnight necessity. Like other companies, we had existing remote working policies at SL Controls as our team …

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SL Controls Becomes Silver Renovation Patron of Hawk’s Well Theatre in Sligo

SL Controls has become a Silver Renovation Patron to support the planned upgrading of the Hawk’s Well Theatre in Sligo. The Hawk’s Well Theatre is a part of community life in Sligo, the location of our head office SL Controls. It opened its doors in 1982 but has roots that trace back to the 1950s. …

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Enhanced Test Systems and Data Management Key to Strong Growth for SL Controls Customer Ei Electronics

Ei Electronics manufactures industry-leading fire and carbon monoxide detection products. It supplies its products worldwide and has experienced strong growth over recent years, with 2020 being a record year for turnover. The company uses advanced manufacturing and test processes with integrated systems at all levels of production. This approach to manufacturing has been crucial to …

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