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 Ejiro O'Hare Stratton from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Ejiro O'Hare Stratton

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

Health Service Executive

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  Ejiro O'Hare Stratton

I would advise having a degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. Professional training in nursing is necessary in order to understand patient care and what standards are required to provide quality care in an acute hospital setting.

One would also have to understand the value of planning, implementing and evaluating work practices in order to get the best out of employees. The person coming into the job would need to be patient, able to negotiate and work under pressure, as well as work on their own initiative.


Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Topaz recognised as Great Place to Work for Past 10 Years

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Topaz recognised as Great Place to Work for Past 10 Years

Thursday, January 14, 2016 

Topaz recognised as Great Place to Work for Past 10 Years

The key to our business is enhancing the customer experience and that is driven by the enthusiasm and professionalism of our most valuable resource; our 2,200 employees. It is no coincidence that Topaz has been recognised as a Great Place to work in Ireland for the past 10 years, receiving the special recognition 'Laureate Award' in 2015. We have also been recognised as a Great Place to Work in Europe on three separate occasions and we are the only fuels and convenience retailer on the Europe-wide list.

Our employees are our greatest resource and partnership with them is key to our ongoing success. Our people are essentially our brand ambassadors, delivering world class service, wholesome food and amazing coffee to our customers every day. You will be responsible for providing customers with fast, friendly service and quality products in our marketing leading and award winning service stations. You will bring our vision to life for our customers!

You will be passionate about our business, have get-up-and-go and put the customer at the heart of everything you do. Our Retail Sites are busy places so you will need to enjoy working in high performance and target driven environments.

You will be part of a team, however successful candidates use their initiative every day to make sure that safety is our priority while delivering on our values. We trade long hours so your flexibility is important to us - tell us about your availability during your application.

Career Advancement

When you work with Topaz, how far you go is up to you - all of our roles are advertised internally and we encourage internal progression right across the business. In fact, over 90% of our Service Station Managers started on the shop floor! The next step is to apply and simply register some details with us!

You can start to build your profile here.

You should tell us about your experience, achievements and why you feel you are a good match for our business. We will get you to complete some verbal and numerical reasoning tests and feel free to complete our video interview too! Once your profile is complete, you can apply for the perfect role for you.

What happens next?

  • Log into your Topaz Job portal anytime and complete your profile to 100%.
  • This portal is there for you to use in the future - you can check your application progress, update your personal information in your profile as well as updating your availability, view messages from the recruitment team etc.
  • Through this portal, you may also be invited to carry out any assessments or video interviews for a role as you progress along vacancy campaigns. Two things to remember!
  • You are now a member of our Talent Pool so we will be considering you for any current or future roles that we believe you would be suitable for.
  • Please feel free to apply to any of the open job opportunities advertised on our portal.