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We asked Ejiro O'Hare Stratton from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Ejiro O'Hare Stratton

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

Health Service Executive

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I would advise having a degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. Professional training in nursing is necessary in order to understand patient care and what standards are required to provide quality care in an acute hospital setting.

One would also have to understand the value of planning, implementing and evaluating work practices in order to get the best out of employees. The person coming into the job would need to be patient, able to negotiate and work under pressure, as well as work on their own initiative.


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Green Skills Youth Unemployment Programmes

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Green Skills Youth Unemployment Programmes

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 

Green Skills Youth Unemployment Programmes

ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation have announced a limited amount of places available for 16-24 year olds on their new Youth Employment programmes commencing on the 11th of April 2016.

These programmes are supported and funded by the Government with support under the Dormant Accounts Fund and Accenture and are free to eligible participants.

Note: Interested young people from Dublin and surrounding areas can apply including young people from Kildare, Wicklow and Meath.

Green Skills is a full-time 14 week programme to upskill youth in Dublin City and to progress them onto paid employment. This course is open to participants who are unemployed and aged between 16- 24 years. All participants will receive professional environmental training in two FETAC Level 5 modules including Sustainable Development and Work Experience, motivational training and a valuable work placement to help them get their 'foot in the door' to companies and organisations they may not otherwise have access to.

Green Steps is a 24 week full-time programme (4 days per week) that involves progression to employment and further education for unemployed 18-24 year olds living in the Dublin Inner city area combining specialist training; a practical work experience placement; mentoring; project work, a family/community relationship project along with supports including employment and further education support.

The intensive programme includes FETAC training in: Community Development (L3), Growing Vegetables (L4), Work Experience (L5) along with a 3 month work placement and post course employment supports.

Places are filling up fast and are allocated on a first come first served basis. 

How to sign up?

E: and request a booking form. An Information Session will be held on Thursday the 3rd March at 11am at the ECO-UNESCO offices, 9 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2.

Please email to reserve a place as places are limited!

To download programme material visit the following webpages:

For further Information or other queries contact: Niamh Hand –

The CareersPortal Team