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


Brian Cadigan

Primary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Brian Cadigan
Don't just go into teaching because you are looking for long holidays. To teach everyday you need to like children, be very patient and understanding. However I feel it is one of the most rewarding jobs out there.

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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20 New Jobs with Cork Fertility Clinic

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20 New Jobs with Cork Fertility Clinic

Monday, January 26, 2015 

20 New Jobs with Cork Fertility Clinic

20 new jobs are to be created with the opening of a new fertility clinic in Cork.

The SIMS IVF clinic at Citygate, Mahon brought eight new jobs with its opening says it will see further recruitment in the coming months. 

The company which started 1997 has invested €3 million in the expansion and is now Ireland’s largest private fertility treatment unit with headquarters at Clonskeagh, Dublin.

Co-founder and CEO, Doctor David Walsh said, “World Health Organisation statistics for Ireland show that one in five people here have fertility issues. In fact, we have the highest infertility rate in Europe, largely due to pregnancy being delayed until relatively late in life. Treatments include IVF, sperm donation, donor egg treatment, reproductive immunology, and EEVA, the Early Embryo Viability Assessment test. The Lord Mayor of Cork Councillor Mary Shields said, “Reproductive technology is an exciting field of medicine focused on new life. “I welcome the fact that this new SIMS IVF Clinic in Cork now offers more choice, access and information for people in the Munster region with fertility issues.”

Details of Career Opportunities with SIMS IVF will be available here.


The CareersPortal Team