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We asked Rose Griffin from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:


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Well in school you should try do a practical subject and get used to working with your hands. Physics is another subject that would be of benefit. It would help in the theory exams that you complete after each of the off the job training modules.

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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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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