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 Siobhan Canny from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Siobhan Canny


Health Service Executive

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  Siobhan Canny

I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.


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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