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Work hard, it is important to have a good work ethic and to always be open to facing new challenges. An open mind is very important as the financial services industry is one that has undergone and will continue to undergo many changes. An appetite for learning is also very important as the need to broaden ones knowledge is paramount.

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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Major Jobs Boost for Cork with New Digital Hub

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Major Jobs Boost for Cork with New Digital Hub

Friday, August 07, 2015 

Major Jobs Boost for Cork with New Digital Hub

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White TD, today officially launched a new Digital Hub for Skibbereen in West Cork named Ludgate@Skibbereen with the aim of creating 500 jobs in five years, with an initial minimum of 75 jobs expected in the start-up phase.

The initiative plans to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region, based out of a refurbished Old Bakery building which will be renamed ‘The Ludgate Hub’ and is due for completion in November 2015.

"The hub will act as a catalyst for local economic development by initially housing up to 75 digital, technology and science innovators,” Leonard Donnelly, of the Ludgate@Skibbereen Steering Group explained. 

Vodafone Ireland will be the telecoms partner to the project and SIRO, the ESB and Vodafone fibre broadband joint venture company, will provide the infrastructure to support 1000 Mbps speeds of high quality fibre broadband connectivity. 

Commenting, Minister Alex White said “This Government is rebuilding a jobs-focused economy that will support full employment by 2018. Ludgate@Skibbereen is an important initiative, which will be supported by my Department through the Trading Online Voucher Scheme. It will create 500 direct jobs over the next five years while providing a blueprint that will help other rural communities to become part of our fast-growing digital economy.

The 10,000 sq ft hub is the first of its kind in a non-urban area in Ireland, and will offer a range of support and services for its occupants to help them grow their fledgling businesses. 

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Source: Press Release  

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