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 Caitriona Jackman from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:


Caitriona Jackman

Planetary Scientist

Smart Futures

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  Caitriona Jackman
If you are considering full-time scientific research, try to get a work placement in a university department so you can see first hand what it’s like. It’s a relatively relaxed, flexible environment, but there is a certain degree of self-motivation needed. 

So I would say you need to be able to push  yourself and be proactive in terms of setting up collaborations with other scientists etc.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Voluntary Stewards wanted for Croke Park

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Voluntary Stewards wanted for Croke Park

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 

Voluntary Stewards wanted for Croke Park

Do you want to be part of the match day action?

Croke Park are now recruiting for voluntary stewards. To be part of the match day action, the following are required:

  • 18 to 55 years old
  • Available to work weekends (average of at 12 events events annually)
  • Fit and active
  • Friendly, courteous, enthusiastic

Stewards will be trained and accredited by the GAA National Health & Safety Committee.

Voluntary Stewards Benefits

Voluntary Stewards are not paid in monetary terms. However, every event day they are provided with a free match day programme, a meal voucher and tea/coffee/bottles of waters.

A FETAC training course is also provided for all stewards.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st May from 5pm to 7pm each day in Croke Park.

Full details and application form available HERE on the Croke Park Website

The CareersPortal Team