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 James Sheridan from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


James Sheridan

Restaurant Manager

Failte Ireland

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  James Sheridan

The best thing about this industry is you can get a job in the local hotel or restaurant, part time, and see if you like it.

Sit down with the manager and have a list of questions prepared. Don't make too many plans, just go with the flow, be nice/positive to everybody and things will go alright


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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Irish Rail NOW Recruiting Apprentices

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Irish Rail NOW Recruiting Apprentices

Friday, June 26, 2015 

Irish Rail NOW Recruiting Apprentices

Irish Rail are currently seeking to fill a number of apprenticeship positions for Drogheda, Dublin, Limerick and Portlaoise. The Closing date for Applications is 12th July 2015.

The following apprenticeships are now open for application:

Diesel Mechanic

The work of a diesel mechanic will be based around servicing, diagnostics and repair work on various vehicles. Major overhaul work, preventative maintenance and a high level of fault diagnosis will also be integral to this position. This 4 year apprenticeship will involve both class room work and on the job training. Click here for full details.


The role of a maintenance fitter will involve plant and machinery installation, maintenance and repairs, replacement of broken or worn parts and servicing. Problem solving also makes up a large component of the role of a fitter. This 4 year apprenticeship will involve both class room work and on the job training Click here for full details.


The role of electrician will involve inspecting and testing electrical systems and equipment to locate and diagnose malfunctions, using visual inspections, testing devices, and computer software. This 4 year apprenticeship will involve both class room work and on the job training. Click here for full details.

Candidates must be 

To apply for any of the above internships before July 12th click here.

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