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.


The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Open Day at CarTrawler for Potential Employees

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Open Day at CarTrawler for Potential Employees

Monday, March 23, 2015 

Open Day at CarTrawler for Potential Employees

Leading car rental firm CarTrawler are hosting an open day on Saturday 28th of March for those interested in working with the company. The event comes on the back of the 400 jobs which were announced last October.

It will take place at their Dundrum headquarters: Classon House, Dundrum Business Park, Dublin 14 from 12pm – 3pm.

CarTrawler believe that there is only so much you can learn from a website or a brochure to know if a company is the right fit for you, so instead they encourage those with the right skills to come along to their offices for a grand tour and a chance to meet the team.There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have over pizza.

Full and part-time roles are available for positions such as data scientists and software developers.

Recruitment will be across all departments including:

  • Customer Operations
  • Software Development
  • Engineering

To book a place for the open day click here.

About CarTrawler

Established in 2004 and headquartered in Dublin, CarTrawler provides aviation, travel, hospitality, leisure and consumer brands with a direct connection to over 1,200 leading and independent car rental agents in over 30,000 airport and city locations across different 174 countries.

View a list of current job vacancies with the company HERE.

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The CareersPortal Team