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 Tomas Flanagan from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:


Tomas Flanagan

Occupational Therapist

St. Michael's House

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  Tomas Flanagan

I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.

The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.

As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.


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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50 Jobs with Panda Recycling

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50 Jobs with Panda Recycling

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 

50 Jobs with Panda Recycling

50 new jobs have been announced with Panda Recycling as part of a major expansion of the company in Dublin.

The jobs are set to come on stream over the next six months with recruitment in the areas of:

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Legal
  • Operations

Click here to apply.

The company have more than doubled their workforce since 2010 and plan to invest €5 million in the business this year, financing new infrastructure and a new hybrid fleet.

About Panda 

Panda is a family business with its origins in Slane, Co. Meath. The company is 100% Irish owned. Panda is Ireland’s largest recycling company with over 175,000 customers and currently employ over 650 people in Ireland.

The company supports community initiatives and is committed to maintaining a green environment by ensuring that no waste goes to landfill. Panda were named Repak Recycling Company of the Year in 2014.


The CareersPortal Team