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  Shane Callanan
Being an Engineer is a great career choice. It offers so many opportunities both in Ireland and world-wide. Most positions will have terrific travel opportunities after a few years experience under your belt, and if you choose you course carefully your qualification will be recognised by employers all over the globe. Also an engineering qualification will open doors into management roles if that is your preferred career choice, but the reverse is not the case (if you do a course outside of engineering, you will probably not be able to branch off into engineering a few years after graduating).

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85 New Jobs for Swords with JD Weatherspoon

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85 New Jobs for Swords with JD Weatherspoon

Monday, July 20, 2015 

85 New Jobs for Swords with JD Weatherspoon

UK pub chain JD Wetherspoon is creating 85 new jobs when it opens its fourth pub in Ireland, in Swords, North Dublin.

The pub will be called The Old Borough and “will specialise in real ales, as well as craft and world beers, serving a wide range of different draught ales, as well as bottled beers, including those from local and regional brewers,” Wetherspoon said. It is due to open its doors this week following an extensive refurbishment.

JD Weatherspoons already run three pubs in Dublin: The Three Tun Tavern in Blackrock, The Forty Foot in Dun Laoghaire and The Great Wood in Blanchardstown.

It will open a fifth pub in Cork in September and has bought a site in Waterford. It is also believed to have site in Carlow under consideration.

Weatherspoons recruit for their new pubs six to eight weeks before they are due to open. You can search and apply for vacancies here.

If the pub in which you would like to work does not have any vacancies listed, it may have finished recruiting. There is a facility to sign up for e-mail alerts. You will then be contacted by e-mail, when pubs in your area are next recruiting.

The CareersPortal Team