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We asked Martin Dunn from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Martin Dunn

Activities Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Martin Dunn
  • Qualities & Values - Patience, hard work, like meeting people, enjoy providing good customer service, desire to do a good job for yourself and your employer 
  • Client Skills - Qualification both education qualifications and practical ability to the job
  • Interests - to be generally interested in the field you are working in. I think that it is easy for people to look at the job and think its great and must be loads of fun because you get to go on the high ropes all the time. That is just a small part of the job and generally you are watching others having fun and playing on the activities and you only go on them to do staff training or to do safety checks. You must also be prepared for the paper work that goes along with a job where you are responsible for that safety of people and this cannot be overlooked.

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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25 New Jobs for Donabate with Maxol

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25 New Jobs for Donabate with Maxol

Thursday, September 03, 2015 

25 New Jobs for Donabate with Maxol

Maxol has announced a €2m redevelopment in its Hearse Rd, Donabate site that will create 25 new full and part-time jobs for the area.

Recruitment will be for a variety of positions including:

  • Retail Supervisors
  • Shop Sales Assistants
  • Deli Sales Positions

Brian Donaldson, Group General Manager, The Maxol Group said: “We are also looking for a licensee to operate the new station complex, which is an exciting opportunity for someone who is eager to start their own business.”

Weslin Construction has been appointed contractor and site works are due to commence shortly with the new station is expected to open in early 2016.

Over the last 18 months, Maxol has been investing heavily in Ireland as part of its expansion plans. The development will incorporate Maxol’s latest two-storey building design and according to the company will have a particular focus on quality food service.

The station will have the latest Maxol Mace convenience store, a new ‘Moreish’ fresh food cafe, off licence, in-store toilets, seating and WiFi areas along with state-of-the-art car wash facilities.

For more information on Maxol including contact details click here.

Source: Press Release

The CareersPortal Team