Our roots lie in Copenhagen, Denmark where, we started out as a small security company with 20 night watchmen in 1901. We entered the UK market in 1968 and the Irish market in 1995. In that time we have evolved into a leading international organisation with a focus on integrated facilities management services. ISS UK and Ireland aligned under the one management structure in 2012, together we have circa 48,000 employees.
Our Ireland based business has approx. 3000 employees with a Head Office in Citywest, Dublin and four other regional offices around the country.
We deliver a variety of services to our customers and we have lots of different customers in lots of different sectors, from banks to hospitals, from retail outlets to hotels, from factories to colleges. Sometimes we provide a mix of all services to our customers. Sometimes we provide just a few– cleaning, catering, facility management, technical services or support services – or all of the above. Whoever the customer is and however we deliver the service, they all want service excellence.
Our vision at ISS is to become the ‘World’s Greatest Service Organisation’ and we aim to achieve this vision through our values, leadership principles and our mission of ‘Service performance facilitating our customers’ purpose through people empowerment’. This we do through a number of mechanisms including asking our employees for their opinions through our annual people survey and recognition programmes such as our GEM (Going the Extra Mile) and Apple (meeting our Customer’s purpose) awards. We put our employees first through keeping them safe and assisting them to grow and develop. In 2018, ISS Ireland won the Best People Development award at the Facility Management Awards.
If you join ISS, you’ll discover that everyone’s voice is valued. That’s circa 500,000 voices worldwide, who are dynamic and inspiring people from a diverse range of cultures and countries, who come together every day to make a difference to our Clients.
We can provide you with a great place to work and whether you are striving to build a successful career path or just looking for a great role as part of an inspiring team of colleagues, we welcome you to ISS.