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

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Health Service Executive

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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


Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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Financial Services Company KPMG are Recruiting

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Financial Services Company KPMG are Recruiting

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 

Financial Services Company KPMG are Recruiting

KPMG Ireland are currently hiring for over 50 new vacancies at both their Dublin and Galway bases.

The financial services company are recruiting in the areas of Tax, Advisory and Support. 

Vacancies in the area of tax include:

  • Tax consulting manager
  • Vat Manager
  • Graduate tax administrator 

Recruitment in the advisory area include:

  • Data analytics professional
  • IT consulting manager
  • Financial management consultant

Current support roles include:

  • Finance team assistant
  • Communications manager
  • Junior secretary

About KPMG

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. They operate in 155 countries and have more than 162,000 people working in member firms around the world. KPMG have offices in Eyre Square, Co. Galway and also St Stephen’s Green in Dublin’s city centre.

KPMG is the adviser of choice in Irish business. The company boast a strong presence in all industry sectors including financial services, retail, technology and telecoms and transport.

Click here to explore a list of currently available positions.

Graduate Programme 

KPMG are also recruiting for their 2015/16 Galway graduate programme. The company are looking for graduates from all degree disciplines; Business, IT, Engineering, Law, Arts, Science, amongst others.

You can find more information on how to apply here.

Source: ‏@KPMG_Ireland, Jan 8th 2015

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