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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  Lydia Peppard
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.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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50 New Jobs with Brown Bag Films

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50 New Jobs with Brown Bag Films

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 

50 New Jobs with Brown Bag Films

Up to 50 jobs are to be created with award winning Irish studio Brown Bag Films after it was bought by Canadian animation studio 9 Story Media Group.

In a statement, Brown Bag Films has said it will retain its brand, with its senior management team continuing to lead the company.

Brown Bag Films has received both Oscar and Emmy nominations for its past work, including 'Give Up Yer Auld Sins' and 'Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty'. The company also animates a number of high-profile cartoons for companies like Disney and Nickelodeon, including Doc McStuffins and Henry Hugglemonster.

Co-founder and CEO of Brown Bag Films Cathal Gaffney, said: "Over the past 21 years, Brown Bag Films has constantly evolved its business model, always keeping quality at the forefront of everything we do. "This new chapter is the next logical step for us in our ongoing evolution and will ensure that audiences around the world."

 “This is a coming together of two great companies with a shared love of animation and storytelling that really resonates with kids,” Gaffney said. ”I am truly excited about this opportunity that we have worked so hard on and I look forward to continuing to produce the best animated content for children across the globe with 9 Story long into the future.

Brown Bag Films are looking for new talent! They are currently recruiting - Details of all current vacancies with Brown Bag Films are available here.

Founded in 1994, Brown Bag Films has worked with some of the world’s biggest entertainment names, including Disney, Nickelodeon, BBC, Chorion and Silvergate Media Brown Bag is respected for its rich heritage in 3D animation, including four of the top 10 pre-school TV shows that entertain 100m kids around the world, while 9 Story Media Group is one of the largest 2D animation studios in North America with a global distribution footprint.

Global content creator 9 Story Media Group is behind brands such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood, Wild Kratts, Numb Chucks, Arthur and Peg + Cat. 9 Story represents more than 1,800 half hours of animated and live-action programming, seen on some of the biggest channels and media platforms around the world. “This transformative transaction, which extends our footprint into Europe, broadens our content offering to distribution partners and audiences worldwide, combines best in class CGI and 2D, and optimally positions the company for tremendous growth,” said Vince Commisso, CEO of 9 Story Media Group. “We look forward to having Cathal, Darragh and the Brown Bag team join the 9 Story family.”

The CareersPortal Team