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 Rachel Berry from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Rachel Berry


Health Service Executive

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  Rachel Berry
Consider your options carefully. It is likely that you are expecting top grades in your Leaving Certificate if you are considering pharmacy as a career so there will be plenty of doors open to you. Make sure you do plenty of work experience in different areas of pharmacy and if it is healthcare you are interested in then consider getting some work experience in medicine etc. I know quite a few people who have completed a pharmacy degree only to realise they actually want to do medicine!

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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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Irish Film and Animation Industry Going Strong

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Irish Film and Animation Industry Going Strong

Thursday, January 15, 2015 

Irish Film and Animation Industry Going Strong

The Irish Film Board /Bord Scannán na hÉireann, has launched its production catalogue, Irish Film 2015, showcasing the projects coming to Irish audiences this year. The details were outlined by Chief Executive, James Hickey.

Production activity in the independent film, television drama and animation sector reached €195 million last year - 6.5% higher than in 2013 and up 37% on 2012.

There is estimated 6,500 full-time (equivalent) jobs in the Irish film industry, with 15,000 working in the sector in total.

“We believe that is something that can be strengthened and increased,” said Mr Hickey . However, it is unlikely a five- year target of 10,000 full-time jobs for the sector, a figure contained in the 2011 Creative Capital report commissioned by the Department of Arts, will be reached by 2016, he added.

Is a career in Film, Broadcasting or Animation for you? Check out related occupations, career opportunities and college courses.

The Lír - National Academy of Dramatic Art - now on Colleges Direct.

Visit the Irish Film Board here.


The CareersPortal Team