Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Lisa Kelly from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Lisa Kelly

Speech and Language

Health Service Executive

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  Lisa Kelly

Get some experience working with both children and the elderly and feel comfortable working with both. Throughout college you will take part in clinical placements where you will be required to work with various age groups.

Work hard in school and achieve good Leaving Cert. results in order to get the necessary points for entry into the course.

Research the career thoroughly and arrange to speak with a speech and language therapist to discuss the job further.

Think about the personal characteristics mentioned below that are important for the job and think about whether you possess these characteristics


Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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100 New Jobs for Galway with Steeltech Sheds

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100 New Jobs for Galway with Steeltech Sheds

Thursday, February 12, 2015 

100 New Jobs for Galway with Steeltech Sheds

100 jobs are to be created in Tuam, Co Galway, between now and the end of 2017 as Steeltech Sheds plans to relocate to a new base there.

The company says the new jobs will be created as it expands its market into the UK and mainland Europe.

The firm's main operation in Galway is currently based on the Headford Road. This centre will be moved to the former Cola-Cola plant base in Tuam.

Steeltech Sheds currently employs up to 100 staff at bases nationwide including Cork, Dublin, Carlow and Athlone.

The company says it is recruiting new staff on an ongoing basis.

Application Details for jobs at Steeltech Sheds are available here


The CareersPortal Team