Unum Ireland wins Technology Ireland Award for Excellence in Talent Development

Unum Ireland was delighted to win the Excellence in Talent Development award at the Technology Ireland awards tonight. Developing a world class team is core part of our culture and it is great to be recognised at a national level. Thank you Technology Ireland & Ibec Come join an award winning company www.unumjobs.ie #thankyou #talent #technology

Unum Ireland Company of the Year: SME – The Keep Well Mark

UNUM Ireland is a proud recipient of the KeepWell Award, "Company of the Year" in SME Category. Employee engagement and feedback is strongly reflected in winning this award, thank you to our Unum Ireland team. #winningteam#recognition#employeeengagement#thankyou

This KeepWell programme focuses on the key areas of workplace wellbeing ranging from leadership, mental health and absence management to physical activity and healthy eating. The company is evaluated against a framework of standards in all areas of workplace wellbeing, benchmarking the organisation's current performance against the complete KeepWell community.

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Spring has sprung in Carlow

Another busy week! I really enjoyed putting our Unum Ireland Ltd. - IT Spring Kit together! We have partnered with GIY and everyone will receive a GIY grow kit so that they can grow their own vegetables at home! It will be great fun to follow everyone's progress! #healthycompetition
We also love our Unum chocolate bars from
The Chocolate Garden of Ireland, vegetables and chocolate - it's all about a good balance!

Unum Ireland announces the expansion of its Technology Centre of Excellence in Carlow – IDA Press Release

Press Release

Carlow 18th November 2020 Unum, a leading provider of group and individual income protection insurance in the US, UK & Poland, is expanding its Technology Centre of Excellence in Carlow. The Fortune 500 company, with 150 employees in Carlow, originally came to the South East region in 2008. 

Unum recently expanded workspace at Shamrock Plaza, helping the company enter the next phase of its expansion and exceed the original target of employing 200 people locally.

The expansion is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

“Unum is extremely proud of the impact our Technology Centre in Carlow has on our business. The software engineering roles in AWS, Salesforce, Data Science & Analytics are helping accelerate our Digital Transformation” said Padraig O’Neill MD & VP Unum Ireland.

Tánaiste & Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment Leo Varadkar TD said: “Unum has been a real success story for Carlow since its establishment in 2008. The company has developed strong ties with the community in that time, particularly with Carlow Institute of Technology. I am pleased to see that Unum intends to expand its workforce over the coming months.  This is another welcome boost for the South East. The Government will continue to focus on securing further investment for all regions in the months and years ahead.”

The Carlow facility was established to design and build innovative solutions that play a vital role in the global Digital Transformation Organisation. 

Minister of State at the Department of Finance with responsibility for Financial Services, Credit Unions and Insurance Sean Fleming TD said: “I wish to thank Unum for its commitment to Carlow over the past 12 years, firms like these who provide high- skilled employment opportunities to the deep pool of talent working and living in the region are at the heart of the ‘Ireland for Finance’ Strategy. Technology and Innovation is a key pillar of the strategy, as is greater regional investment and I look forward to their continued growth in the future.”

CEO of IDA Ireland, Martin Shanahan said: “Unum has been a key client for IDA Ireland in the South East region since it established there 12 years ago. Unum is a significant employer of technologists in the region, the largest tech employer in Carlow and a key partner to the Carlow Institute of Technology from which it employs a substantial portion of its graduates.  I wish Unum every success as it moves into its expanded campus at Shamrock Plaza, ensuring the team has capacity to continue its expansion first announced in 2008.”

Unum is accepting applications for open positions in a variety of disciplines across the software development lifecycle.  For more information, visit www.unumjobs.ie ### For more information, please contact

Edel Spillane, HR Director, Unum Ireland espillane@unum.com

Octoberfest of jobs in Carlow

While it is a strange time it is not without opportunities. At Unum Ireland we are a growing Technology Hub, added approx 25 roles ytd, and we are looking for more high quality talent. Based in Carlow we have approx 155 talented folks covering all elements of the software engineering lifecycle [SAFE]. Unum Ireland is part of a very digitally ambitious US Fortune 500 Insurer. We are ambitious, growing, stable, challenging, agile....

Current sample list of jobs above but always keep an eye on www.unumjobs.ie

Sneak peek at our environment. When in the office, standing desks for all, gym,.... all you would expect from a hi tech employer.

Health & Wellness is core to Unum Technology Center proposition in Ireland

We are an ambitious growing technology team but working at Unum is about much more. Wellness is core to our working environment whether we are working from home or in the office in Carlow. In current times this focus is more important than ever. The internal snippet below shows some of the planned sessions for Q4.

If you are interested in joining us have a look at our https://www.unumjobs.ie/

What will be happening in Q4?

As we move into autumn and winter, we are organizing more health and wellbeing online events, placing a huge focus on Mindfulness, Mental Health, Nutrition and Physical activity in Q4.

Team Unum Staying Connected

04th July Dispatch

At Unum Ireland we have a great team spirit and frequently have community events throughout the year. The 04th July is typically Unum's Friends and Family Barbecue but this year due to social distancing this wasn't possible.

We still wanted someway to celebrate with friends and family but allow people to do this within their own household unit.

We dispatched over 150 picnic bags and games to all the team and encouraged people to take a break from the laptops and phones and focus on spending some quality time together.

Halloween at Unum

It was all very spooky at Unum on Thursday for Halloween. Some of our employees took full advantage of the day by dressing up in their favourite Halloween costumes, whilst others brought out their creative side, showing off their homemade pumpkins. Free food and great fun was had throughout the day.

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Unum receives Technology Award – Carlow Chamber Business Awards

The Aspire Awards take place annually to recognise the hard work of employees who went above and beyond. A select few are rewarded for their contribution to Unum and the employees around them everyday.

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Unum Aspire Awards 2019

The Aspire Awards take place annually to recognise the hard work of employees who went above and beyond. A select few are rewarded for their contribution to Unum and the employees around them everyday.

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8 Reasons to live in the South East

There are many reasons why people choose to live in the South East, from thrill seekers to those that are looking for a nice place to settle down the South East has it all.

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Unum receives Ibec KeepWell Mark

Unum has always placed the well being of its staff as a high priority and it shows with the camaraderie among staff and high participation in social activities within the organisation.

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Carlow LEO Promo Video

Carlow Local Enterprise Office have produced a magnificent promotional video for Carlow. The Ideal Location for Business. 

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Carlow Business Awards 2018

The Carlow Business Awards have revealed the 2018 finalists. Unum are proud to be sponsoring the Employee of the Year category.

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Unum invests in Irelands South East

Unum have invested in Carlow IT by sponsoring the Software Development Centre at the Institute furthering its commitment to hiring the best talent from the IT.

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International Women’s Day 2018

Unum invited almost 40 students from Presentation College, Carlow to celebrate the achievement of women in STEM.

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