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

 

Elaine MacDonald

Psychologist - Clinical

St. Michael's House

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  Elaine MacDonald

Make sure you are willing to go the full distance in terms of the time needed to train as a Clinical Psychologist – it’s typically at least six years academic study, and invariably this period is interspersed with work in a relevant field.

Do be as confident as you can that you’re happy being a “listener” and “observer”, as you will spend significant amounts of time in your work life as a Clinical Psychologist being in this role, as well as being in the “do-er” role and being in the limelight.

To have a good ‘fit’ with this career you’ll need to be happy working with people – as individuals on a one to one basis, with groups (e.g. families), and as part of a team in the workplace.

You need to have a good attention to detail as the job needs good observation skills, record keeping, and organisation skills.

Be prepared for learning and self-development to be on-going for the whole of your career because, as a Clinical Psychologist, you’ll be learning and using techniques and intervention approaches that are being constantly developed, and be working in accordance with policies and laws that are also constantly evolving.

The last piece of advice I’d give to someone considering this job is to be as sure as you can that you feel comfortable and even excited at the prospect of your career revolving around people and groups with all the varied, diverse, and unpredictable rewards and challenges that this brings!

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Coillte are Recruiting Forestry Graduates

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Coillte are Recruiting Forestry Graduates


Friday, April 10, 2015 




Coillte are Recruiting Forestry Graduates

The Coillte Graduate Development Programme is offering talented individuals who have drive, energy and ambition an opportunity to be part of the future of Coillte. Coillte are offering recently qualified graduates a placement for three years. They are looking specifically for graduates within forestry. Students currently participating in their final year or who are awaiting results are also welcome to apply. Successful applicants will be taken into the Graduate Development Programme during August 2015.

Coillte Graduate Development Programme 2015

Coillte is a commercial company operating in forestry, land based businesses, renewable energy and panel products and as such offers diverse and exciting career opportunities for the right people. Coillte's core purpose is to enrich lives locally, nationally and globally through the innovative and sustainable management of natural resources. The company employs approx 1,000 people and was established in 1988. It owns over 445,000 hectares of land, about 7% of the land cover of Ireland.

What we are offering

The Coillte Graduate Development Programme is offering talented individuals who have drive, energy and ambition an opportunity to be part of the future of Coillte. We are offering recently qualified graduates a placement for three years. We are looking specifically for graduates within forestry. Students currently participating in their final year or who are awaiting results are also welcome to apply. Successful applicants will be taken into the Graduate Development Programme during August 2015.

Successful Graduates will:

  • Be offered a three year fixed term contract.
  • Experience two to three work placements in a management, frontline supervisory or business support role within the Coillte Forest Division. Placements may be in the areas of Resource Optimisation Analysis & Planning, Harvesting & Operations Management, Customer Supply Management or Financial Planning & Analysis and locations of each will vary.
  • Have the opportunity to apply their technical learning and further develop their skills and competencies within an exciting, fast paced and customer focused forestry business.
  • Gain invaluable experience through their responsibility for the analysis and management of business programs and key processes.
  • Gain experience in providing excellent customer service, quality control, compliance with environmental and social standards engaging successfully with stakeholders.

Competencies required to be successful:

Commercial Awareness, Customer Focus, Creativity, Results Orientation, Collaboration, Communication, Leadership, Environmental and Social Awareness.

Click here for full details on role responsibilities and competencies required.

To make an application

To apply please send your CV to recruitment@coillte.ie. You must also include the following details in your application email:

  • Available start date
  • Current Location
  • Phone Number
  • Do you hold a full Drivers Licence

Applications that omit the above details will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 24 April 2015.

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ section here or call us on +353 1 201 1111. You can also email us at: recruitment@coillte.ie.

Full details and application available here 

The CareersPortal Team