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 Orla Gallagher from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Orla Gallagher

Spa Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Orla Gallagher
If considering a job in this field I think its best to have a therapy background or a caring background. Be prepared to work hard, it takes alot of effort to help create the perfect environment for others to relax in. Work well with others and help your collegues it makes for a friendly workplace and you never know when you will need their assistance. An interest in sales and marketing would also be avantageous, as you must be competitive with other spa's offerings.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Free Engineering Talks for Schools

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Free Engineering Talks for Schools

Monday, September 21, 2015 

Free Engineering Talks for Schools

Teachers and Guidance Counsellors – do you want your students to learn more about exciting career opportunities in the world of engineering?

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The Engineers Ireland STEPS programme, in partnership with Science Foundation Ireland, is offering engineering talks to schools across the country under Smart Futures, a government-industry-education programme promoting STEM careers.

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  • Once approved you will receive login details and instructions by email for the new SmartSTEPS online booking system.
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