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Being a self-employed artist is probably the most difficult job really. You need to be highly motivated in the tasks you set for yourself. You need to be able to work on your inspirations and be totally focused on your targets. If your painting does not work first time you need to be able to learn from your experience and use what worked in another piece. Your ability to have confidence in your journey exploring your choice of subjects in paint is important. As regards doing workshops, bringing fun into the entire effort is the most important element to achieve. Your audiences will learn in a more sustainable way and produce drawings to be proud of.

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

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250 Jobs with Medical Devices Company Zimmer

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250 Jobs with Medical Devices Company Zimmer

Friday, January 16, 2015 

250 Jobs with Medical Devices Company Zimmer

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today announced that Zimmer, a worldwide leader in musculoskeletal health care, will create up to 250 new manufacturing jobs over the next 5 years, at its facility in Oranmore, Co Galway.

Zimmer established a manufacturing facility in Shannon in 2007 and currently employs 330 people. The company makes orthopaedic surgical products, such as replacement knees and hips and implants. As a result of a srategic new plan, Zimmer is expanding its footprint in Ireland and will invest over €51 million in a building in Oranmore, Co Galway to manufacture orthopaedic implants.

Commenting on the announcement Mr. Adrian Furey, General Manager for Zimmer Ireland said: “We are delighted to be adding a new location to our Ireland operations. We are constantly assessing our worldwide operations and logistics network and this project is a direct result of that process. Zimmer has had a very positive experience of doing business in Ireland. We are looking forward to building on the success of our Shannon operation by expanding in Galway."

The recruitment for all positions will begin in the coming months.

A link to the positions can be found here

The jobs are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

To search current vacancies at Zimmer’s Shannon operation click here.

Learn more about the medical devices sector in Ireland.

Source: IDA Press Release

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