Talent Acquisition Consultant - Island of Ireland

€37,000 - €40,000 (plus company car / allowance)

Are you a ‘People’ person? Consider yourself a confident, engaging communicator with a professional approach? Ever considered being part of an Internal Recruitment Team?

At DFDS people mean the world to us. We aim to attract and retain the best talent and provide continuous challenge and opportunity for personal development and growth. We also make sure that you know what a difference you make to our business and how you can be proud of building one of Northern Europe’s largest shipping and logistics companies.

With that in mind, we are currently looking to recruit a Talent Acquisition Consultant to develop and drive our attraction strategies, to onboard the best talent across the Island of Ireland. This role will have a particular focus on commercial and professional skills recruitment. Reporting to the Talent Acquisition & Early Careers Manager, your main responsibility will be to partner key stakeholders, providing talent acquisition support across the business and be instrumental in us achieving our broader strategic goals. We would like you to be pivotal in developing our talent pipeline, utilising direct sourcing and Boolean search techniques. This alongside sourcing, planning & overseeing of our apprenticeship programmes in Ireland and assistance for our UK&I graduate management trainees assessment programme.

Our business is fun, exciting, pacey, and demanding, so it is critical that the successful candidate can multi-task, maintain a real focus on providing service excellence, with an ability to build strong and enduring relationships. The successful applicant will be part of an enthusiastic, dedicated, and focused team of People professionals, some who are based in Belfast and at our head office in Immingham. There will be a requirement to travel to our various sites across the Island of Ireland, to engage and understand their recruitment needs. We are looking for an engaged person who possesses a solid knowledge of the current Irish recruitment market and thorough experience with all elements of the logistics industry, including the HGV driver market.

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, we will welcome your application.


Key Responsibilities…

  • Sourcing top talent across the professional skills markets by using a variety of talent attraction methods including direct sourcing, social media, and jobs boards.
  • Supporting our diversity and inclusion agenda to ensure a diverse slate selection process.  
  • Working closely with hiring managers to fill open and upcoming vacancies. 
  • Management of candidate progress and tracking of talent attraction analytics via our applicant tracking system.
  • Management of talent pool and strategic pipeline activity.
  • Supporting the Talent Acquisition programme management for graduate trainees and apprentices.




Now about what we can give you.  You’ll become part of a great business who take our people development seriously.  You’ll be able to access some fantastic benefits such as:


  • Pension: Opportunity to join our Company Pension Scheme after successful completion of probation   
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Health Plan with HSF –Includes benefits like money back on dentistry and glasses etc.  
  • Free ferry travel for up to 4 guests between Dover and Calais / Newcastle and Amsterdam with no limit on trips


Who We Are…. DFDS provides shipping and transport services in Europe, generating annual revenues of EUR 1.9bn. To over 8,400 freight customers, we deliver high performance and superior reliability through shipping and port terminal services, and transport and logistics solutions. For six million passengers, we provide safe overnight and short sea ferry services. Our 10,000 employees are located on ships and in offices across more than 20 countries. DFDS was founded in 1866, is headquartered in Copenhagen, and listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.  In the UK, DFDS prides itself on having signed the Armed Forces Covenant and membership of the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network.  We have just been added to the CILT top 30 Logistics Providers List!


Interested? Apply now!  So, if you have a desire to work in one of Northern Europe’s leading shipping and logistics company, please send us across your CV!



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Talent Acquisition Team