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Aoife Mc Dermott


Department of Education and Skills

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  Aoife Mc Dermott
The most important thing is that you like your subject area! It?s also important to do as well as you can throughout your degree. For example, I applied for PhD scholarship during my final year, so they were looking at my first, second and third year results. Finally, I find that liking people helps a lot.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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30 New Jobs for Mayo with Carraig Donn

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30 New Jobs for Mayo with Carraig Donn

Thursday, March 12, 2015 

30 New Jobs for Mayo with Carraig Donn

Carraig Donn is to create 30 jobs in Westport in a move that will bring its total workforce up to 450 people. The company looking for:

  • Machinists
  • Warehousing staff
  • Knitters and
  • Management

Recruitment already underway.

Carraig Donn was founded by Padraig and Máire Hughes in 1965, and has an annual turnover of close to €40million. It is the largest knitwear manufacturing plant in Ireland. The company manufactures and designs Irish made knitwear using 100 per cent natural yarns and its products are distributed worldwide.

“The directors of Carraig Donn are committed to improving the efficiency of our facility and this investment helps to protect the current jobs in Ireland while putting Carraig Donn in a stronger position to compete in a very challenging global market,” said Pat Hughes, managing director of the company.

Details of current Vacancies with Carraig Donn are available here

The CareersPortal Team