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 Lydia Peppard from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Lydia Peppard

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Health Service Executive

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  Lydia Peppard
The advise that I would give to someone considering this job is to do their Leaving Cert and do the Transition year as this would give an opportunity to get some job experience or do some voluntary work within the community.

Do a Level 5 FETAC health related course. The skills and qualities that are needed to do this type of work are a real sense of caring for other people, communication skills, listening skills, be able to take and give constructive criticism without causing or taking offence, patience a willing to give your best effort to your work.

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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20 Jobs for Cork with Treemetrics

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20 Jobs for Cork with Treemetrics

Monday, April 20, 2015 

20 Jobs for Cork with Treemetrics

Cork-based forestry software firm Treemetrics is to create 20 jobs after securing a €1m contract from the European Space Agency.

The company will more than double its headcount from the current 18 employees.

Recruitment will be in the areas of:

  • Software Engineering
  • Sales

The new jobs are set to come on steam by the end of 2015.

Treemetrics is one of a number of Irish companies that are currently engaged with the European Space Agency in its satellite communications applications programme.

Chief executive and co-founder of the comapany Enda Keane said that the company is now applying trends such as cloud technology, space technology and big data analytics to improve its offering to customers.

About the Company

Treemetrics develops and deploys systems designed to automate forest mapping and analysis.The company’s web-based systems allow forestry owners to remotely monitor and manage vast tracts of planted land. It also enables the rapid detection of issues such as illegal logging, forest fires and disease, and helps forestry owners to accurately assess the quality of the timber that is growing in their plantations.

For more information on Treemetrics including contact details click here.

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