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 Marie Kinsella-White from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:


Marie Kinsella-White

Operations Consultant


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  Marie Kinsella-White
The job that I do is highly specialised and the skills that I am required to have to do my job can only be acquired in our restaurant. However, by taking a job in McDonald's you are opening a career path to use those skills anywhere - the skills you acquire are very transferable. It doesn’t matter where you start, the opportunities are there.

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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20 New Jobs for Galway with MedTech Company Aerogen

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20 New Jobs for Galway with MedTech Company Aerogen

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 

20 New Jobs for Galway with MedTech Company Aerogen

Galway-based medtech company Aerogen has announced it plans to create 20 jobs in 2016. Aerogen just recently won the 2015 Zenith Award for respiratory care excellence. They were nominated for the award by the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) who decided that the Irish company were worthy of being winners for the second time in three years. The company was one of just six companies chosen from more than 400 eligible medtech suppliers to receive the award for its aerosol drug delivery technology.

Currently employing 100 people in Ireland, Aerogen has seen business grow by 30 percent as well as hiring 17 new staff members already this year. The 20 new jobs for 2016 come on the foot of two new product launches.

Among the new roles to be created across the company will be positions in:

  • Design
  • Marketing
  • Quality and
  • Regulatory affairs

The company was founded in Galway in 1997 and has grown to become the global leader in acute care aerosol drug delivery equipment. It’s products play a critical role in treating patients on life-support ventilation in over 65 countries worldwide, and in the home care setting globally. Aerogen has a strong scientific focus with over 95 percent of its employees being graduates and post-graduates, primarily from Science and Engineering disciplines.

Details of career opportunities at Aerogen are available here.


The CareersPortal Team