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 Lisa Curry from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Lisa Curry

Catering Sales Executive

Failte Ireland

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  Lisa Curry
I would advise them that the sales world is not as glamorous and easy as it comes across but it can be extremely rewarding. I would recommend you go for this type of position if you are someone who enjoys a challenge and can negotiate very well.

Sales and Catering Sales as a position is a tough one and there are a lot of challenges in that you really need to be customer focused yet remember that you have to make a profit. Selling weddings is a side of my job that is very satisfying as you get to see the end result of something that you have created which at the same time is the most important event in a families and a couple’s life.

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Volunteers Wanted for the Every Can Counts Campaign

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Volunteers Wanted for the Every Can Counts Campaign

Thursday, March 26, 2015 

Volunteers Wanted for the Every Can Counts Campaign

Alupro Ireland are currently recruiting volunteers for their nationwide ‘Every Can Counts’ campaign. Those with a particular interest in environmental sustainability are urged to apply. 

Founded in 2007, Alupro Ireland is a not for profit organisation set up to help encourage an interest in aluminium packaging recycling. The 'Every Can Counts' campaign is helping to promote the importance of recycling the drinks cans we use when we’re out and about.

The initiative is promoted nationwide all year round in retail parks, town centres and also at festivals where volunteers encourage those in attendance to recycle more by running competitions and promotions, with the aim of collecting as many used cans as possible.

Volunteers can enjoy the festival atmosphere whilst also doing their bit for the environment.

If you are aged 18 or over, you can apply to volunteer at the following events:

  • Wings for Life – Dun Laoghaire 3rd May (day event)
  • Bloom – June Bank holidayThursday – Monday (5 day event Dublin)
  • Body & Soul – June 19th-21st (3 day camping event, Meath)
  • Castle Palooza – August Bank Holiday (Offaly)
  • IndiePendence _ August Bank Holiday (Cork)
  • Fléadh Ceoil – 10-17th August (Sligo)
  • Rose of Tralee – 14-18th August (Kerry)
  • Electric Picnic – 4-6th September (Laois)

Some smaller garden festivals dates are also to be confirmed and will be updated on the Every Can Counts website when made available.

Volunteers are needed all year round, to express your interest you can email

The organisation also offer one internship opportunity annually, usually from April to September. All previous interns have been selected from those who have volunteered with the organisation. Interested applicants can email their CV and referees to

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The CareersPortal Team