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We asked Deirdre Sayers from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:


Deirdre Sayers

Primary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Deirdre Sayers
Do not go into teaching solely for holidays, and definitely not if you want to be rich! You need to like children be patient, kind and be able to work with many types of people.

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Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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250 New Jobs with Consulting firm Accenture

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250 New Jobs with Consulting firm Accenture

Friday, January 22, 2016 

250 New Jobs with Consulting firm Accenture

Consulting firm Accenture is expanding its presence in Ireland and expects to hire up to 250 new staff by the end of this year.

The new jobs include roles for:

  • Software developers
  • Data scientists
  • Online advertising professionals

These additional jobs come on top of the 200 already announced by the company in September.

Alastair Blair, Accenture's managing director in Ireland, said the company was recruiting to meet client demand which was fuelled by the economic growth it had seen last year and which it expects to continue over the year ahead. "We are a truly global company and we are working to attract people to Ireland and to encourage those who have emigrated to return," he added. 

Details of career opportunities with Accenture, including graduate careers, are available here.

What's it like to work at Accenture? Visit Accenture Employer insights here.

The CareersPortal Team