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 Lydia Peppard from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Lydia Peppard

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The advise that I would give to someone considering this job is to do their Leaving Cert and do the Transition year as this would give an opportunity to get some job experience or do some voluntary work within the community.

Do a Level 5 FETAC health related course. The skills and qualities that are needed to do this type of work are a real sense of caring for other people, communication skills, listening skills, be able to take and give constructive criticism without causing or taking offence, patience a willing to give your best effort to your work.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Major Jobs Boost on the way for Tallaght with Amazon

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Major Jobs Boost on the way for Tallaght with Amazon

Friday, July 10, 2015 

Major Jobs Boost on the way for Tallaght with Amazon

AMAZON have acquired the former Jacobs factory on Belgard Road – a development which is expected to generate a major boost for the local economy, in terms of jobs and investment.

The building has been lying dormant since Jacobs closed its doors in 2008 with the company planning to move in this September.

The Jacobs acquisition follows Amazon developments at two data centres on the Greenhill’s Road in recent months. Work has been completed renovating the former Tesco warehouse and the company, who have created hundreds of jobs in Dublin in the last nine years, are currently working on completing another data centre at the former Shinko building.

Around 50 construction jobs were created as a result of the Shinko development, but jobs and construction projections for the Jacobs site are expected to scale into the hundreds.

Amazons new Dublin Development Centre at the Burlington Plaza is home to 450 engineers and developers who support the Amazon websites and web services. At the announcement in January, Jeff Caselden, Managing Director of Amazon Development Centre, said the Dublin 4 office will allow them to continue to create jobs in Dublin.

Sinn Féin Councillor Cathal King welcomed the development. “For someone as big as Amazon coming in, it has huge potential,” said Cllr King, “In terms of creating jobs and the revenue it will bring in with commercial rates. It could potentially deliver better services for people in South Dublin County. And it will be good to see a building which has been lying idle for so long developed.”

Amazon's 20th anniversary is on July 16 - its electronic commerce business is growing at an incredible rate. The company has over 154,000 employees worldwide (not including company warehouse contractors or seasonal workers), with established facilities throughout key global markets in North America, Europe, India and China.

Amazon currently have over 140 job opportunities for Dublin advertised online. Click here for more information on how to apply.


The CareersPortal Team