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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.

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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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40 Jobs for Dublin with Affero Lab

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40 Jobs for Dublin with Affero Lab

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 

40 Jobs for Dublin with Affero Lab

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today announced that Affero Lab, a Rio de Janeiro headquartered e-learning company is establishing its European Operations Centre in Dublin.

The Centre will provide 40 highly skilled jobs which will focus on research and development and enhancing and developing the company’s technologies in the areas of adaptive learning, gamification, mobile learning and data analytics.

In addition, the company will employ sales and support staff to support the company’s clients in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.

The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

“Affero Lab has identified Ireland as a leading innovation hub for e-learning companies and a source of first rate software and engineering skills,” said Fabio Barcellos, chief strategy officer at Affero Lab. “The European Operations Centre in Dublin will play an essential role in Affero Lab’s internationalisation strategy, leveraging our investments in innovative products and technologies and supporting us to grow our revenues in new, international markets outside of Latin America.”

About the Company 

Affero Lab is the leading corporate training provider in Latin America with over 550 employees and the majority of the top 500 Brazilian companies amongst its clients. With offices across Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Juiz de Fora, Affero Lab develops innovative learning solutions that combine state of the art technologies and differentiated content that contribute to improve its client’s people performance and business results.

More information on Affero Lab including contact details and careers information can be found here.

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Source: IDA Press Release

The CareersPortal Team