A Clean Sweep for Staff
With the establishment of their own state of the art training academy, award winning cleaning specialists Derrycourt are making a clean sweep in staff development and education.
To clean up in the cleaning business you need a well-trained and committed team, is the belief of Derrycourt’s learning and development manager Anna Heather.
“We work with such a diverse range of businesses and each one has different requirements and regulations which our staff need to adhere to. It’s why we opened our own training centre and I believe it’s this commitment to training which has helped make the company such a success. Our team know we value them because we invest heavily in their skills while our clients appreciate the expertise of our staff.”
Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists is one of the Ireland’s leading contract cleaning companies. Established in 1992 by Ann and Martin O’Hanlon, the company remains family owned and managed, with Ann and Martin’s daughter, Avril McCarthy as General Manager.
Derrycourt employ 1,350 cleaning operatives with offices in Dublin and Cork providing services across the country via a network of regional and area managers. Derrycourt provide specialist cleaning services to over 600 client facilities across the public and private sector in a wide variety of industries including education, nursing homes, hospitals, pharma, manufacturing and retail to name but a few.
Derrycourt’s dedication to training has resulted in a slew of awards all acknowledging their expertise and outstanding service. The company has received national and international honours including accolades from IASI (Irish Accommodation Services Institute), GSA (Golden Service Awards) and the ECJ (European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards).
Not surprisingly, given the size and success of the Derrycourt business, the company recruits regularly.
Head of HR Michelle Ryan says “We are cleaning specialists so naturally we recruit cleaning operatives, but we hire across all business functions. Particularly at the moment when we are focused on growing the company. Right now we are looking for a Sales & Marketing Manager and a Customer Support Administrator. It’s a tremendous opportunity to join a successful, award winning family business that recognises and rewards talent in a dynamic and vibrant sector.