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To be an engineer, a person must firstly have a degree. Having an interest in what you are working at is always half the battle. Being technically minded is also a great benefit.

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.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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EssentialSkillz to Double Workforce to 60 in Galway

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EssentialSkillz to Double Workforce to 60 in Galway

Thursday, June 25, 2015 

EssentialSkillz to Double Workforce to 60 in Galway

Galway-based e-learning solutions provider EssentialSkillz intends to double its workforce to 60 people over the next two years.

EssentialSkillz is a leading global supplier of online safety training and risk assessment software. The company, based in The Hub in Galway Technology Park, was established back in 2001 and has offices in the UK, US and Ireland.

The new jobs will be in areas such as Programming and Product Implementation with positions for:

  • PHP Developers
  • Javascript Developers
  • Product Implementation Managers

CEO Tony Dervan commented: “We are currently working on the next major version of our compliance eLearning platform and we are very interested in hearing from talented developers who would like to be involved in this leading edge development project.”

A number of Job vacancies are currently advertised for the positions outlined above. For more information and to apply click here.

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