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Do your best to find out the most you can about your specific engineering category, whether it be Electronics, Mechanical, Civil etc. Approach companies to try and get experience whilst you are at college, that way you have a running start on how to use the most up to date packages and instruments that companies have, and that then gets you the work experience when you finish college.

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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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300 New Jobs with Veolia

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300 New Jobs with Veolia

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 

300 New Jobs with Veolia

French environmental services group Veolia is targeting significant growth in Ireland, announcing 300 jobs as we “transition to a low carbon economy”.

The new roles will be across all divisions, with water infrastructure and biomass energy the main growth areas. They are starting to recruit for their Co. Mayo biomass plant, and will build another two by 2020.

Employing 500 people in the country, this latest 300-job expansion, though, is more focused on what it calls a ‘circular economy’ – with roles coming on stream over the next five years. This ‘circular economy’, according to country manager Pat Gilroy, “could contribute €1.65 billion to the Irish economy and create as many as 5,000 jobs over 10 years”.

 “We are now poised for expansion in the Irish market, targeting double digit growth annually over the next five years and creating 300 new jobs,” he says. “As we transition to a low carbon economy, it is imperative that companies can access environmentally sustainable solutions. “We are setting out to do just that, providing businesses in Ireland with the means to manage their resource needs more efficiently and grow with us in a circular economy.”

Veolia currently have a number of live job vacancies for Ireland online including: 

  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Construction Health and Safety Engineer 
  • Mechanical Utilities Technician 
  • Service and Maintenance Co-ordinator 

For more information on these jobs including application details click here


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