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 Lisa Kelly from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Lisa Kelly

Speech and Language

Health Service Executive

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  Lisa Kelly

Get some experience working with both children and the elderly and feel comfortable working with both. Throughout college you will take part in clinical placements where you will be required to work with various age groups.

Work hard in school and achieve good Leaving Cert. results in order to get the necessary points for entry into the course.

Research the career thoroughly and arrange to speak with a speech and language therapist to discuss the job further.

Think about the personal characteristics mentioned below that are important for the job and think about whether you possess these characteristics


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Sky Contract to generate 130 jobs for Cork Company

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Sky Contract to generate 130 jobs for Cork Company

Monday, February 01, 2016 

Sky Contract to generate 130 jobs for Cork Company

130 jobs are being created in Cork at a centre to handle customer service for the media company Sky.

The company has now turned to Cork-based out-sourcing firm Abtran to run part of its customer service operation.

Abtran, which employs more than 2,000 people in Cork and Dublin, will begin recruitment immediately for an additional 130 people to work on the Sky contract.

The comapny have stated they are now recruiting for a range of customer service, sales and administration roles and are now accepting CVs. 

For information on how to apply click here. Recruitment details can also be found on their Facebook Page


The CareersPortal Team