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 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.

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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130 Jobs for Dublin and Cork with Pfizer

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130 Jobs for Dublin and Cork with Pfizer

Friday, October 23, 2015 

130 Jobs for Dublin and Cork with Pfizer

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer is to create 90 jobs at its facility at Grange Castle, West Dublin and a further 40 jobs in Ringaskiddy and Little Island, Co Cork over the next year.

Recruitment is already underway for the new roles.

Pfizer’s facility at Grange Castle, west Dublin, which manufactures a number of medicines and vaccines, is looking to recruit 90 staff. The site, which has secured some $300 million in investment in recent years to expand production capability, 

  • Process scientists
  • Process/equipment engineers
  • Automation engineers
  • Operations specialists
  • Process technicians
  • Quality analysts and
  • Project managers.

The group’s Ringaskiddy and Little Island sites in Co Cork are to hire 40 people with roles including:

  • Process operators
  • Mechanical & electrical/instrumentation engineer
  • Craft and process engineers
  • Process chemists, and
  • Quality control analysts

Pfizer’s Ringaskiddy site recently secured $30 million investment to manufacture some of Pfizer’s newest cancer medicines and other future pipeline medicines.

Recruitment details for Pfizer Ireland are available here.

The CareersPortal Team