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 Mary Joyce from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:


Mary Joyce

Secondary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Mary Joyce
Teaching as they say is a vocation, it is a job that requires patience and enthusiasm. If you are considering teaching you need to look beyond the holidays and think of the 9-4 Monday to Friday spent dealing with children or teenagers and the challenges which they might pose.

I would advise anyone thinking of teaching as a career to speak with Teachers and learn of their experiences, both positive and negative. I personally would encourage people to consider teaching as it is an extremely rewarding profession in terms of the interaction you get daily with young people and the colleagues you meet in the job.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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100 Jobs with New Kildare Brewing Company

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100 Jobs with New Kildare Brewing Company

Monday, October 05, 2015 

100 Jobs with New Kildare Brewing Company

Rye River Brewing Company, the biggest independent brewing company in Ireland, is to create 100 new manufacturing and management jobs plus 150 construction jobs at a new craft brewery and visitor centre in Kildare.

The expansion will be worth an extra €12.5m to the local economy per year. The new manufacturing facility will treble production of the company’s beer and cider products. The new brewery plan and visitor centre is targeted to open in late Spring 2016, subject to planning permission.

Established by Niall Phelan, Alan Wolfe and Tom Cronin in 2013 the company currently employs 54 people in Kilcock, Co Kildare. In just two years, the company has grown to produce 15 beer brands and distributes imported brands like Bavaria and San Miguel.

“Our production capability will treble to seven million litres from the current two million litres as we have outgrown our current brewery and importantly the investment will help us maintain the quality of our award winning Irish craft beers that have helped to drive our expansion abroad,” founder Niall Phelan said.


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