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 Tomas Flanagan from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:


Tomas Flanagan

Occupational Therapist

St. Michael's House

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  Tomas Flanagan

I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.

The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.

As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.


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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50 Jobs Coming on Stream with Law Firm William Fry

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50 Jobs Coming on Stream with Law Firm William Fry

Monday, January 26, 2015 

50 Jobs Coming on Stream with Law Firm William Fry

Law firm William Fry have announced plans to recruit 50 new staff during 2015. The firm have already recruited 28 trainees who are due to join the William Fry trainee programme by September 2015.

Bryan Bourke, managing partner at William Fry, said: “Growth through lateral hires, as well as recruitment from our very talented trainee pool, is an essential part of William Fry’s growth strategy.

Current opportunities with William Fry include:

  • Lawyers
  • Tax Consultants
  • Company Secretaries
  • Paralegals
  • Word processing operators 
  • Legal Executives

To view a list of vacancies click here.

About William Fry

William Fry are one of the largest law firms and firmly established in the top tier for many decades. Clients of the company include many of the leading global and domestic companies operating in Ireland, Irish government bodies, financial institutions and entrepreneurs.

They employ an innovative team of more than 290 high calibre lawyers and tax professionals and 130 support staff, who have worked on the highest profile corporate and commercial transactions and legal challenges of recent years.

William Fry’s head office is currently located at Fitzwilton House, Wilton Place, Dublin 2. The company’s move to 2 Grand Canal Square is expected to take place in early 2015.

Learn more about the Law and Legal sector in Ireland including related occupations, college courses and career news.   


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