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 Mary Ita Heffernan from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Mary Ita Heffernan

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Health Service Executive

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  Mary Ita Heffernan

Whilst in secondary school, I changed my mind many a time regarding the career path I wanted to pursue! I always knew that I wanted to work with people but was unsure about the profession which would most suit my interests and skills in this regard.

While in school, I definitely found that being unsure about the type or area of work you want to pursue is a very difficult and confusing position to be in, especially given the array of career choices now available and the pressure one feels in trying to make one’s mind up.

To this end, I would strongly advise anybody in this position to research courses and job descriptions well in order to make the most informed decision possible at that time in your life. 

I recommend one tries to gain as much work experience as possible as it will provide you with valuable insight into your skills, ability, likes/dislikes for certain areas of employment!!!!

Also I would research the courses and job areas as much as possible so that you can make an informed decision regarding your choices. If you can't gain enough information in school, contact the college directly or arrange to talk to somebody who facilitates the course. In particular, it would be really valuable to talk to somebody in the profession to gain a realistic and practical insight into the job.


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Ladbrokes Recruiting Nationwide

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Ladbrokes Recruiting Nationwide

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 

Ladbrokes Recruiting Nationwide

Bookmakers Ladbrokes are currently recruiting nationwide to fill a number of customer service advisor positions.

Linda Ryan of Ladbrokes commented: “This is a massive drive for jobs at the moment and we are looking for the best and the brightest to fill them."

Recruitment is for the following counties with many offering multiple vacancies:

  • Laois
  • Cork
  • Roscommon
  • Mayo
  • Galway
  • Limerick
  • Dublin
  • Wicklow

Ladbrokes are looking for candidates with a proven ability in providing a high standard of customer service and also fluency in English.

Having a keen interest in one or more aspects of sport would also be advantageous. Positions are available for people experienced and new to the industry, as full training and development will be provided.

Click here for a full list of vacancies and to fill in an online application form.

Learn more about careers with Ladbrokes.

About Ladbrokes

Ladbrokes Ireland are part of the world's leading fixed odds betting company, Ladbrokes plc. Ladbrokes offer a wide range of betting opportunities ranging from horse and greyhound racing to areas such as GAA, football, numbers & novelty markets.

Celebrating 20 years of trading in Ireland, Ladbrokes have expanded steadily and are now Ireland's biggest retail bookmaker with over 200 shops in Southern Ireland and 80 across Northern Ireland. In addition to the Irish estates, Ladbrokes has a large presence in the UK, Belgium and is currently expanding internationally with retail outlets in both Italy and Spain.


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