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.

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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.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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80 Jobs with New Avoca Store in Meath

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80 Jobs with New Avoca Store in Meath

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 

80 Jobs with New Avoca Store in Meath

Avoca's new owners Aramark, are set to roll out a 12th Avoca store, this time in Co. Meath.

News of the new store from the upmarket food and fashion retailer comes just two months after being bought by US catering giant Aramark.

The new store is to be located in Dunboyne, Co Meath. It is currently being developed at a cost of €3m and will generate 80 jobs when it opens next autumn.

Avoca managing director Simon Pratt said the outlet will be the company's "most ambitious to date". He added that "the location is superb and will attract consumers from west Dublin, Meath, Kildare and beyond, looking to enjoy the Avoca experience". The four-acre site will have 35,000 sq ft of retail space, split between a café, food market and mixed retail, as well as parking for 300 cars.

According to Avoca, the site, adjacent to the M3, is within 30 minutes' travel time of a population of more than one million people. Last year Aramark agreed a deal to pay €60m for the Avoca business.

Details of career opportunities with Avoca are available here