Innovation continues to be the hallmark of Karl’s approach to the development of Chevron Group
In 2010, Chevron launched Ireland’s first mobile training centre, this bespoke vehicle provides certified practical skills training across 26 counties. In 2013, Karl created Ireland’s first ‘Skills Store’ which is prominently located on the high street in Wexford town. This concept store provides jobseekers with convenient access to information on training and recruitment services. Furthermore, in 2015, a double decker bus was added to the Chevron fleet. This ‘Career Coach’ is a mobile recruitment office which travels across the South East, providing thousands of jobseekers with a unique opportunity to source employment.
Chevron Training & Recruitment was established in 2005 and is Ireland’s leading employment services provider.
Chevron provides award winning accredited training to over five thousand learners per annum, while the recruitment division sources candidates and employment grants for hundreds of employers across the South East.
Operating from a contemporary retail styled office in Wexford town, the company employs twenty five full-time staff along with ten contracted trainers. Chevron is a multi-accredited training provider, whose robust quality assurance procedures have been validated by both domestic and international accreditation bodies. In recognition of Chevron’s commitment to the highest standards of training provision, the company employs trainers who are both technically qualified and practically experienced in their field of expertise.
A provider of online training since 2007, Chevron was one of Ireland’s first training providers to adopt this flexible delivery methodology. The online training market continues to experience exponential growth and Chevron has remained at the forefront of this market by employing the latest technological advancements through instructional design, gamification and mobile learning. The company is currently investing heavily in developing content for the Oculus Rift, an immersive virtual reality technology.
Internationally, Chevron entered the African market in 2013, having identified a niche in the construction training sector and now has five trainers in situ, delivery plumbing, electrical, air conditioning and civils programmes. It recently expanded its presence within the African training market and this strategic move will realise €2 million over the next three years.
Chevron’s recruitment division is at the forefront of Social Recruiting and provides a unique service to employers by sourcing valuable employment grants. Located adjacent to the Department of Social Protection Intreo office and the General Post Office in Wexford town, the company has been able to develop a large database of jobseekers.
Karl plans to grow Chevron to fifty staff by 2020, by expanding their range of our higher education programmes and by developing their international student base.