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 David Fleming from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:


David Fleming

Sub Lieutenant - Navy

Defence Forces

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Learn about the Naval Service – look at the website, visit a ship alongside a port when they are open to the public, talk to any friends/family in the Naval Service, ring the Recruiting Office.

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up March 20th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up March 20th

Friday, March 20, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up March 20th

Today’s round up includes this week's jobs announcements and also details of some companies who are now hiring! Click on the links below for full details.

Now Recruiting 

  • 8000 Extras Needed for Filming of Vikings - Vikings, the hugely successful History Channel production that is filmed in Ireland, has announced a casting call to find a minimum of 8,000 extras to work on its forthcoming season, which will be filmed here.

Jobs Coming on Stream …

  • 20 New Research Jobs at UCD Campus Company - Twenty new R&D jobs are to be created at UCD over the next five years as a result of multi-billion dollar player InVivo acquiring a 50pc stake in campus company Life Scientific.
  • You can also explore the full list of current job vacancies on the government’s job portal JobsIreland.There have been over 16,000 jobs advertised since the start of the year.

Are you a Jobseeker?

Lots of valuable information HERE to help you with your search.

Useful Statistics ...

1,927 New positions advertised this week 9th March – 15th March

21,556 New positions advertised since the start of 2015

  • 1.93m people currently at work (Q3 2014)
  • 1.5% increase in employment over last 12 months (Q3 2014) 
  • 10.1% is the current unemployment rate (Jan 2015) down from 15.1% (Feb 2012)
  • 5.7% is the long term unemployment rate (Q3 2014), down from 8.1% (Q2 2013)
  • 213,600 people unemployed (Q4 2014), down from 300,700 (Q2 2013)

(Source: from #AllAboutJobs)

Career Planning …

  • Chartered Accountancy Career Event - Are you thinking of a career in accountancy? Chartered Accountants Ireland will host a career event on Thursday 16 April 2015, 3-5pm in Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse St, Dublin 2.
  • Open Day at the National Tailoring Academy - The National Tailoring Academy is holding an open day and masterclass in Dublin on Friday 27 March to encourage more Irish students to pursue careers in either menswear or womenswear tailoring.

AND ... 

National Career Skills 2015

Countdown to Closing Date -

15th April

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