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 Catherine Day from EU Careers to give some advice for people considering this job:


Catherine Day

Secretary General

EU Careers

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  Catherine Day
I would advise them to give it a go - it doesn’t mean you have to work there long term. You must know how to speak a language other than your mother tongue reasonably well, as a good proficiency is essential. It’s also important to know and understand the cultural diversity that makes up the European Union.

Our internships are a great chance to come for a short period to determine where your interests lie and taste the experiences. Starting out your career path with the EU gives you a really good foundation of insider knowledge of how the EU works and is so useful professionally, even if you don’t plan on working there forever.

It is also important for young Irish people to consider moving to countries that are not English speaking and working for the EU would be very useful to your long term career.

The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, or story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
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50 New Jobs for Midlands with AuBren

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50 New Jobs for Midlands with AuBren

Monday, June 08, 2015 

50 New Jobs for Midlands with AuBren

Midlands-based outsource firm AuBren is set for the creation of 50 new jobs.

The locally based engineering and manufacturing company based in Portlaoise, has confirmed that it will be seeking to hire as part of its expansion plans, with the jobs to be created over three years.

AuBren provides customers with the opportunity to outsource the design and manufacture of systems, sub-assemblies or complete products.

It currently employs a workforce of 35 at the Portlaoise Business and Technology Park and has just signed a major partnership agreement with South African company, Voltas Technologies.

Voltas is an engineering firm supplying and developing sustainable energy solutions.

AuBren Managing Director, Aubrey Nuzum said that the company was looking forward to taking on talented new staff in the midlands. "We supply complex products so there will be a need for people to travel to carry out commissioning and activities like this," he said. "But they would be largely midlands based people and we'd be trying to train up distributors and partners such as Voltas so that the need for regular travel would be minimised."

Specific recruitment details are not currently available.


The CareersPortal Team