300 new jobs have been announced at a security firm based in Kildare.
Manguard Plus, which currently employs 1,200 people, is developing a new specialised front of house division in Naas.
The company also has offices in Waterford, Cork, Belfast, London and Chester, and will launch its 'Concierge Plus' service for corporate clients shortly.
According to the firm, the new staff will be trained in areas such as counter terrorism, conflict resolution, and health and safety.
Manguard Plus managing director Sean Hall explained: “We are rolling out this new service in response to clients requests and needs.
"The people we will be hiring to fill these new roles will receive very intensive and specialised training. We have our own in house staff who specialise in counter terrorism, intelligence and customer service training”.
He added: “We particularly welcome applications from people currently engaged in the hospitality industry”.