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 Kevin Moran from Insurance to give some advice for people considering this job:


Kevin Moran

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Work hard, it is important to have a good work ethic and to always be open to facing new challenges. An open mind is very important as the financial services industry is one that has undergone and will continue to undergo many changes. An appetite for learning is also very important as the need to broaden ones knowledge is paramount.

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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85 Jobs for Limerick with Design Pro

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85 Jobs for Limerick with Design Pro

Thursday, November 19, 2015 

85 Jobs for Limerick with Design Pro

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has hailed the announcement of 85 new jobs at the new Rathkeale Enterprise Centre as a “red letter” day for the area. The jobs will be created over the next five years as part of a major expansion of local company DesignPro.

Design Pro, a leading provider of precision automation and machine build services to a variety of industries such as pharmaceuticals, aviation, automotive, cosmetics and renewable energy sectors currently employ 25 people in the centre. The jobs announcement was made at the official opening of the enterprise centre this Monday.

The Design Pro facility is situated on a 7.5 acre site, was formerly owned by Andersen, which closed in 2013 after almost 40 years of operation there. Opening the centre, Minister Noonan said it represented the recovery in the Irish economy.

“Huge credit for this goes to Design Pro Ltd for their continued dedication to innovation and excellence and the other companies that will be based here. But enormous credit also to Limerick City and County Council, through Innovate Limerick, for stepping into the breach created by the loss of Andersen, being proactive in the face of this loss and really turning things around by acquiring the building and creating the ecosystem here for enterprise to flourish.”

DesignPro owner and founder Paul Collins said is was a “significant day for DesignPro as we move to another exciting phase of our development and growth”.

“We are proud of the fact that we have built this business from here in West Limerick to an extent that we are relied on as a creative and highly professional partner to some of the world’s largest multinationals. Our move into this new facility will enable us accelerate the growth trajectory we have been on over recent years,” said Mr Collins.

For details of Career Opportunities visit the Design Pro website.