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Paul Dowling

Horticulturist

Teagasc

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  Paul Dowling
Ideally, try and get a job in the industry for a summer, or get a bit of experience before you go into it. You have to be happy with working outside, and doing physical work. If you are not prepared to work hard or are looking for a soft job, don't go into Landscaping. Design is very sexy at the moment, everyone wants to be a designer, a Landscape Designer. It's different on the ground, you have to be out there on sites in all weather and you have to make sure projects are managed well and you're able to muck in with everyone else. Biology is most important for anyone going into Horticulture or Landscaping as it covers propagation and helps with the identification of plant names, species and families through the universal use of Latin. Chemistry is also helpful as the use of various chemicals is a constant in horticulture. The chemical content and dangers of fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides in use in Amenity Horticulture needs to be understood anyone going into this business. Geography would be a relevant subject as well. Also, the simple things like having a full, clean driving licence, which can make you a lot more employable if you are trying for a job with a Landscape Conractor. This indicates that you are more mobile and can also drive a company van if needed. Be sure you're happy with the outdoor life. Having taken a Horticulture course will give you an advantage. However, it's possible to take a job first and study later, e.g. in IT Blanchardstown it is possible to study at night. I think you cannot beat doing the Diploma Course in the National Botanic Gardens because it is a good practical course which also covers all the theory and is invaluable for gaining plant knowledge.
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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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106 New Jobs for Dublin with Asavie

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106 New Jobs for Dublin with Asavie


Wednesday, December 16, 2015 




106 New Jobs for Dublin with Asavie

IoT software developer Asavie is to create 106 jobs in its Dublin office over the next two-and-a-half years.

Founded in Ireland in 2004, Asavie now has offices in both the UK and the US, along with its Dublin HQ, and it is now looking to use its new recruits to expand its IoT platform, PassBridge.

The 106 jobs being created by Asavie is one of its largest expansions to date and will see the company hire across a variety of roles in:

  • Engineering
  • Sales
  • Product management
  • Marketing
  • Support

The announcement is considerable for Asavie as it more than doubles its current number of employees from 80 to 186 at its headquarters in Dublin 4.

Speaking of the announcement, Ralph Shaw, CEO of Asavie, said: “The Asavie team is very proud of this expansion to our operations. We have experienced phenomenal growth over the past few years. We have created a fantastically rewarding work environment and are looking to hire people who want to shape the next generation of the internet.”

To view current job vacancies advertised online with Asavie click here

Source: siliconrepublic.com   

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