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Work hard, it is important to have a good work ethic and to always be open to facing new challenges. An open mind is very important as the financial services industry is one that has undergone and will continue to undergo many changes. An appetite for learning is also very important as the need to broaden ones knowledge is paramount.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Extras Wanted for BBC Series Ripper Street

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Extras Wanted for BBC Series Ripper Street

Monday, June 15, 2015 

Extras Wanted for BBC Series Ripper Street

An Open Casting is being held in Dublin next weekend for extras for the BBC television series Ripper Street.

The casting will take place in: The Gresham Hotel, O'Connell Street, Dublin, 1

Dates: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June from 9.30am to 5.30pm

The casting event is open to anyone who wants to attend. Filming is set to start in July of this year and run until April 2016.

Ripper Street is set in time after the infamous Jack the Ripper murders in London’s East End and follows the activities of the H Division, the police department charged with keeping control over the area. The programme has so far mostly been shot in Dublin, with the city’s architecture being used to capture the period. The show had been cancelled after its second series, but was renewed after fans expressed their desire for it to return. Series one and two of the programme were thought to have brought around €20 million into the Irish economy.

It was announced last month that the programme was set to continue on for a fourth and fifth series, with streaming through the Amazon Prime Instant Video service to thank for the programme’s renewed success.

The day is being organised by, who have supplied extras for a number of other high-profile projects, including Fair City and RTÉ’s Love/ Hate.


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