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We asked Lydia Peppard from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


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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.

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11 New Jobs for Kerry with Travel Tech company Mobacar

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11 New Jobs for Kerry with Travel Tech company Mobacar

Monday, September 28, 2015 

11 New Jobs for Kerry with Travel Tech company Mobacar

Kerry-based travel technology company Mobacar has signed a multi-million investment deal with global car rental brokerage Auto Europe and venture capital firm Delta Partners. The deal values the Killarney-headquartered company at €20 million and will create 11 new jobs in Kerry.

Mobacar already employs 30, including six data scientists working on the world’s first intelligent car rental and ground transportation distribution platform for airlines and online travel agencies. As well as increasing staff, Mobacar will use the investment to accelerate its retail intelligence products and technology.

Details of career Opportunities with Mobacar are available here. Current vacancies include:

  • Sales Intern
  • Web Designer
  • Data Scientist
  • Head of Digital
  • Head of Revenue Management
  • Airline integration Specialist
  • Supply Contracts Manager among others

The partnership connects Auto Europe’s global supply network in 180 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, North and South America with Mobacar’s data-science-driven intelligent car rental distribution platform. Niall McDevitt, European CEO of Auto Europe, said the partnership “not only enhances the distribution possibilities for our 12,000 B2B partners worldwide but also offers us the perfect solution to go out and win more B2B business.”

Mobacar founder and chief executive Mike Webster said the partnership “will disrupt a stagnant non-data driven industry”. He said the strategic partnership means that airlines and online travel agencies can offer their consumers something absolutely unique through Mobacar’s retail intelligence platform be it for car rental, motor-homes, airport transfers or luxury cars. Mobacar have developed an intelligent distribution platform for all forms of ground transportation – car hire, transfers, motorhomes, motorcycles and helicopters. The company connects online travel companies and their customers such as airlines and online travel agents to a global network of transportation options in real time.

Auto Europe has one of the world’s largest car rental brokerage businesses with over 2.5 million bookings per year.


The CareersPortal Team