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 Tomas Flanagan from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:


Tomas Flanagan

Occupational Therapist

St. Michael's House

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  Tomas Flanagan

I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.

The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.

As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.


Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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10 New Engineering Jobs for Blanchardstown

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10 New Engineering Jobs for Blanchardstown

Monday, February 23, 2015 

10 New Engineering Jobs for Blanchardstown

TelecityGroup Ireland, a leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres, today announced that building has begun on its new state-of-the-art data centre in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

The new centre will open in the summer of 2015 with new positions available for 10 highly skilled engineers which will add to its staff of sixty.

The company currently have three data centres in Dublin. This new fourth centre will host international, national and metropolitan Tier 1 and 2 carriers, ISPs and content distribution networks which will provide access transatlantic connectivity to client companies.

Learn more about careers with TelecityGroup here.

Job vacancies with TelecityGroup are advertised here. There are currently no live vacancies - information will be updated as it becomes available.

Is a career as an engineer for you? Learn more about a variety of engineering careers in our occupational database.


The CareersPortal Team