Frequently Asked Questions

We put together answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about roles at CalX and careers in Instrumentation.

If you have further questions feel free to get in touch.

Working at CalX - Frequently Asked Questions

CalX recruits for positions across several departments including Technical/Engineering, Admin & Finance and Sales. Across these areas, we recruit for both trainee/apprenticeship roles and qualified positions. For information on current positions visit our vacancies page.

Some of our positions are part-time. At CalX we believe in the importance of a work/life balance and support our employees to achieve this as much as we can. If we currently do not have any advertised, sign up for our Vacancy Text Alerts to receive texts about future opportunities at CalX or email

The qualities we look for in candidates varies from role to role but across the board we’re looking for individuals who are ambitious, energetic, great team players, good communicators and who want to be part of a thriving team. For info on specific requirements for each role check out our team profiles section for information on role-specific requirements.

Absolutely. Click here to sign up to our Vacancy Text Alerts to be kept informed of all future vacancies at CalX. Don’t worry – we promise not to call you unless you ask us to and you can always opt out by emailing

We serve a wide range of clients across pharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare, food & dairy, manufacturing and petrochemical throughout Ireland. If you’re in a technical role you could be working on any of these sites for short and/or long periods. When working away your accommodation expenses are covered by CalX. (Note: Engineers in residency roles are not paid for working away from the office, non-residency engineers are paid expenses) If you join our Sales, Admin, Finance, HR or Quality teams you’ll be based in our offices in Kells, Co. Meath.

Salaries vary depending on role and experience but all our salaries are competitive. We also have a range of benefits.

Our employee benefits package includes a competitive salary, company vehicle (depending on the role), relevant expenses, an Employee Assistance Programme and a Company Culture that supports your future development and recognises the importance of your health and well-being. For more visit our Company Culture section. 

If you think you’re a good fit for our organisation and have the necessary qualifications, experience or aptitude and are legally entitled to work in Ireland, then we want to hear from you, no matter where you live. To discuss this more email us at

Yes, we can! Submit an application, get in touch and we’ll discuss it further.

Our apprenticeship programmes accept applications all year round. Check out our Apprenticeship and Work Placement section and how to apply.

Well there’s more to life than just work and we recognise how important a work/life balance is, especially when it comes to family and so we strive to make sure working arrangements benefit everyone. Traditionally our work in daytime work with possible overtime every now and then. If a role requires working hours different to this, it will be advertised in the job description.

It depends. Some of the work we do is very technical and can only be carried out on client sites by designated personnel but if you’re interested in any of the roles we have and would like more information please get in touch by emailing And if we can arrange some work experience then we will.

Not necessarily. Some of our roles require specific qualifications but at CalX we also recognise the importance of experience, commitment and attitude. And if you don’t have a qualification, we can work with you to help you achieve one. For more information on specific qualification requirements see our Teams Sections.

Yes, we do. We believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive teams. Central to our culture is creating and sustaining a welcoming, safe and supportive environment for everyone. We’re like a family. We’re especially committed to a gender balance and growing our number of female engineers and technicians.

Yes, we do. As a CalX employee your health and well being, both physical and mental, is something we take very seriously. Our EAP programme exists to support you throughout your career with CalX. We have numerous supports available for all our employees to support them in their careers and help if things get difficult.

We don’t have a specific graduate programme but we’re always keen to hear from new graduates and we provide work placements to students enrolled in technical/engineering courses. For more information click here.

We take your privacy very seriously. We store your data securely and allow access to it by those who need to see it. When we no longer need it or if you ask us to delete it then we will.

We’ll review your application after we receive it and if you’re successful we’ll invite you for an interview. If we feel you’re the right candidate for the role you’ll be offered the position and we’ll start the onboarding process. Our engineer/technician roles require some health checks before commencement.

Submitting an application - Frequently Asked Questions

You can submit via email to

The role descriptions listed under current vacancies give comprehensive details on what each role requires. Our culture section also includes detail about what it’s like to work at CalX. If you have specific questions please email us at and we’ll answer any queries you have.

That’s really up to you. Your CV should be as long as it needs to be to detail your education and work experience. For more info visit here.

You only need to list these activities if they are relevant to the role you’re applying for. We’ll assume you enjoy socialising!

Cover letters aren’t specifically required but feel free to add one if you’d like to emphasise specific points in your CV that are relevant to the position, develop points further or if you’d like to explain gaps in your employment/education history.

Applications should be sent to

After you apply - Frequently Asked questions

When we receive your application we’ll send you a notification to let you know we have it and are reviewing it. After reviewing your application we’ll be in touch if we need more information, to invite you for an interview or to let you know that you’ve been unsuccessful at this time. If you haven’t received a notification that we received your application please email us at

The length of the recruitment process can vary depending on the role but you should hear from us within two months if your application is unsuccessful. If you’re being called for an interview you’ll hear from us sooner.

Our website, has lots of information about CalX and the work we do. Be honest about yourself, this position needs to work for you and for us. Relax we don’t bite, prepare notes on points that you want to highlight about yourself that are relevant to the role, ask questions about CalX and about the role.

Your interview should take no longer than 30 minutes at most.

We’re happy to give you some feedback to help you improve future applications or to advise on education and training to improve your career prospects.

Because of GDPR we only retain your information for as long as necessary and until the recruitment process is completed. Your information is then deleted. Because of this, you will need to submit a new application even if the position advertised is the same as the one you applied for in the past.

We hope we’ve been able to answer your question in our frequently asked questions section. If you haven’t found an answer please get in touch.