Mike Feerick, Alison

Alison to create 30 jobs in Galway

Mike Feerick, Alison

22 May 2017

E-learning platform Alison is to create 30 jobs at its office in Galway.

The new positions, supported by the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland, will be in technology, sales, marketing and finance. Recruitment will begin immediately with all positions to be filled over the next 18 months.

Founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Mike Feerick (pictured), Alison is recognised as the first massive open online course (MOOC) provider, a movement credited with revolutionising global access to education, workplace skills training, and employment opportunities.

Employing 50 across Ireland and Western Europe, Alison boasts more than 10 million registered learners and 1 million graduates from international markets including Africa, India, North America, and Australia.

As well as assisting individual learners, Alison offers publishers the opportunity to market their skillset by creating online courses, where enterprise clients benefit from organised learning through Alison Pods.

“Alison is fully committed to keeping these roles in the West of Ireland, and to use Galway as a hub for further global expansion,” said Feerick. “The company is committed in its mission of continuing to assist learners in developing high quality & applicable workplace skills, regardless of location, means, or personal circumstances.”

Niall O’Donnellan, director, ICT & international services, Enterprise Ireland, said: “Alison’s global success is a shining example of the opportunities for Irish owned companies in global markets. Our ambition is to help more Irish companies like Alison to compete and win sustained business in overseas markets. Enterprise Ireland looks forward to working with Alison to continue to support their growth ambitions as they expand their reach even further in global markets, strengthening their customer base internationally and continuing to create jobs here in the West of Ireland.”

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