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 Mary Joyce from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:


Mary Joyce

Secondary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Mary Joyce
Teaching as they say is a vocation, it is a job that requires patience and enthusiasm. If you are considering teaching you need to look beyond the holidays and think of the 9-4 Monday to Friday spent dealing with children or teenagers and the challenges which they might pose.

I would advise anyone thinking of teaching as a career to speak with Teachers and learn of their experiences, both positive and negative. I personally would encourage people to consider teaching as it is an extremely rewarding profession in terms of the interaction you get daily with young people and the colleagues you meet in the job.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Bord na Mona Expansion generates Jobs for Limerick

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Bord na Mona Expansion generates Jobs for Limerick

Friday, February 19, 2016 

Bord na Mona Expansion generates Jobs for Limerick

Bord na Móna is to create 60 new jobs after securing planning permission for a new smokeless fuel plant in the port of Foynes in Co Limerick.

The facility will manufacture up to 150,000 tonnes of smokeless and biomass home heating fuels once operational.

The company said it expected the project to generate 140 jobs during the construction phase with 60 new roles once the plant begins operations.

“Right now we are shovel-ready to start construction. This will allow us to meet market demand for smokeless fuel when the 2017 ban on smoky coal comes into place," said head of fuels Eddie Scaife. This development is good for the environment, good for jobs and good for consumers. We look forward to moving on site in the coming weeks,” he added.

Current job vacancies advertised online with Bord na Móna include: 

  • Operations and Transport Supervisor 
  • Refuse Helper
  • Tax manager 
  • HR Busines Partner 

For more information on careers with Bord na Móna including apprenticeship opportunities and videos from current employees click here


The CareersPortal Team