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Paulina Pawlukojc

Professional Forester

Coillte

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  Paulina Pawlukojc

To work as a forester in Coillte you need to complete a degree/diploma in forestry. A keen interest in forestry and forest related businesses is essential. Strong business and IT skills are also important. This job is for someone who is an outdoor person, who loves nature, enjoys walking and doesn’t mind the weather. A driving licence is very helpful as you travel a lot.

You shouldn’t be afraid of a change as being a forester is a continuous learning process. This job is not about quick rewards. The life span of the forest is at least 40 years and your knowledge, confidence and work experience comes with years. And although it sounds very challenging, this job offers very good career opportunities, possibility of further education, great working conditions and financial stability.

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Airline Cabin Crew

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Airline Hostess/Steward
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€20 -  
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Last Updated: May, 2013

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Looks after the care, comfort and safety of airline passengers. They demonstrate safety procedures, prepare food, serve meals and drinks, as well as sell goods during the flight.


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The duties of the Air Hostess/Steward are aimed at the safety, comfort, and well-being of the passenger. The Air Hostess/Steward welcomes the passengers on board the aircraft and ensures that they are comfortably seated. They need to communicate with the terminal to ensure that all expected passengers have boarded the flight. They provide health, safety and emergency information to the passengers before take off.   
  
The air hostess/steward also makes sales of goods such as souvenirs, perfume and cosmetics from an in flight catalogue. Most major international currencies are accepts and you need to make calculations to determine the value of the cash you receive. Detailed hand written records are kept of sales on each flight.   
  
In handling food and drinks, Air Hostess/Steward need to be aware of food hygiene procedures and safety in dealing with ovens and hot food, particularly in a moving vehicles and during times of turbulence.   
  
Depending on the type of flight, the Air Hostess/Steward may serve meals, light refreshments and drinks, etc. The duties also include dealing with passenger enquiries and complaints.   
  
Air Hostesses/Stewards are the main link between the Airline and its passengers. They are responsible for passengers continuing to use their service. They are the Airline's image. Airlines put a lot of emphasis on a smart appearance and you can expect to wear the Airline's uniform, which may include specified shoes and accessories. 


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Personal qualifications include a good appearance and deportment, a confident friendly personality, a genuine interest in and ability to deal with people, and a capacity for hard work.   
  
There may be restrictions in relation to maximum height and build. Good health, hearing and eyesight are important.   
  
You need to be patient and mannerly and have a good sense of humour. You need to be able to keep a clear and calm head in emergency situations. A second international language would be an advantage.   
  
You need to have good numeracy skills to perform currency calculations and give the correct change as well as having clear handwriting for writing reports and keeping records.


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Organisation: Aer Lingus
  Address: Head Office, Dublin Airport
  Tel: (01) 886 2222
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  Url www.aerlingus.com
   

 

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