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 Aoife Lyons from Civil and Public Service Jobs to give some advice for people considering this job:


Aoife Lyons

Occupational Psychologist

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  Aoife Lyons
Psychology is a very broad area and I would encourage people to reflect on the field that would suit them best. If you study pharmacy, you will graduate as a pharmacist. It is different in psychology. The role of a Clinical Psychologist differs significantly from the role of an Educational Psychologist, a Forensic Psychologist or a Sports Psychologist. A post graduate qualification will be required to practice in any of these fields. Regardless of the area of psychology that interests you, respect for and an interest in people is a key value that is required. Once you have qualifications, networks and professional bodies are a good way to meet prospective employers.

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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300 New Jobs for Tipperary with Pharma Company Amneal

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300 New Jobs for Tipperary with Pharma Company Amneal

Friday, July 31, 2015 

300 New Jobs for Tipperary with Pharma Company Amneal

Up to 300 new jobs will be created in Cashel in Co Tipperary with US generic drugs giant Amneal.

Amneal expects to hire an estimated 250 to 300 employees, having purchased the former Johnson and Johnson plant on the Cahir Road in Cashel.

Amneal's Irish operations will be dedicated to research and development as well as the production of inhalers and biosimilars - all high-end specialty medications. The 200,000 square foot former Johnson & Johnson plant has lain idle for a number of years, but it now has a new lease of life.

The Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has described the announcement, as a massive boost for Cashel and the whole of Tipperary. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

Did you know ...

9 of the world's top 10 Pharmaceutical companies have operations in Ireland. Explore career opportunities in the Pharma Sector here.

Besides the availability of the J&J plant, Amneal chose Cashel for the quality of its local workforce, the enthusiastic support of government leaders and a positive business environment. The company in turn brings to Cashel a proven track record of providing steady jobs, empowering employees to do their best work and collaborating with the surrounding community to build a superb operation aligned with Amneal’s core values.

Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC is a global supplier of generic pharmaceuticals, vertically-integrated across the entire supply chain from R&D to finished goods. Since its inception in 2002, Amneal has invested extensively in R&D resources, manufacturing infrastructure, and strategic expansion opportunities—all contributing to its significant growth. Amneal is privately-held with U.S. headquarters in Bridgewater, New Jersey and international headquarters in Zug, Switzerland.

Details of international career opportuniites with Amneal are available here.

IDA Ireland Press Release

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