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A keen interest in current affairs, a willingness to travel and an acceptance that this role is a lifestyle choice are all necessary. I believe having lived abroad for a period of time and experiencing different cultures are also an advantage.

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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Ryanair Recruitment Days

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Ryanair Recruitment Days

Monday, February 29, 2016 

Ryanair Recruitment Days

A major recruitment campaign is underway for Ryanair, which is seeking to fill hundreds of cabin crew positions in Ireland.

Dalmac, the airline's official training and recruitment partner, is holding another recruitment day already this year in Dublin on March 11th and also in Belfast on March 8th.  

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in various airports across Europe including Ireland, Ryanair said.

No previous cabin crew experience is required of applicants, but they must be over 18, between 5'2 and 6'2 in height, "and it helps if you are hard-working, flexible, outgoing and have a lively personality," according to Dalmac.

Successful applicants undertake a six-week training course, which they must pay for themselves - though no fees are payable by those who fail or drop out.

The airline is growing at a fast pace, now carrying over 106 million passengers a year with a further 350 Boeing 737s on order.

"You can typically expect to earn approximately €1,000-€1,400 per month after tax in your first year depending on base location," Ryanair says.

Dalmac had a "fantastic response" to its recruitment campaigns for the airline in 2015, its Head of Recruitment, Niall Gleeson commented. "We are now returning to fill hundreds of positions; this is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing industry.”

Potential candidates should register their interest on Dalmac's website here or contact 01 843-7781 ahead of the recruitment days.