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 Deirdre Lavelle from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:


Deirdre Lavelle

Care Assistant

St. Michael's House

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  Deirdre Lavelle
It can take time to get to know people with learning disabilities, patience and good listen skills are very important.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Jobs and Internships in Europe

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Jobs and Internships in Europe

Friday, July 17, 2015 

Jobs and Internships in Europe

Is a career working with the Institutions of the EU for you?

The European Union offers ambitious and talented people an exciting international career at the heart of a fast-moving, multinational environment and the chance to make a real and lasting difference.

The EU’s Institutions are always on the lookout for people who are skilled, ready for a challenge and who want to make a difference.

Since Ireland became a member of the EU in 1973, Irish citizens have been working in the EU and have managed to secure some of the highest positions available.

Did you know, for example, that there have been five Secretaries-General of the European Commission (that’s the highest-ranking civil servant in the European Commission) and two of them – David O’Sullivan and Catherine Day – are Irish?

Whether you are a final-year student in a university or college, a graduate, or a professional with years of experience, there is a role suitable for you in the EU.

Depending on your skills, experience and job description, you can work on things as varied as drafting policies and implementing EU law, managing projects, developing communication strategies, translating, interpreting or providing legal advice.


Irish Voices - EU Careers

to hear directly from Irish people currently working in the EU institutions

A list of current jobs and internship opportunities is

available here 

from European Movement Ireland


The CareersPortal Team