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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Aoife Mc Dermott


Department of Education and Skills

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  Aoife Mc Dermott
The most important thing is that you like your subject area! It?s also important to do as well as you can throughout your degree. For example, I applied for PhD scholarship during my final year, so they were looking at my first, second and third year results. Finally, I find that liking people helps a lot.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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250 New Jobs with Accenture

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250 New Jobs with Accenture

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 

250 New Jobs with Accenture

Global marketing technology and outsourcing company Accenture today announced plans to create 250 additional jobs - 200 new positions for candidates with a range of experience, and 50 for graduates. The jobs are to be filled by August 2015, with recruitment to begin immediately.

Roles required span a range of areas, including financial services, communications, media and entertainment, food and agriculture

Alastair Blair, Accenture's country managing director in Ireland commented: "Professionals who join our team will have access to the latest technology and will receive training and professional development opportunities to expand their business, industry and technical skills."

HR manager with Accenture, Aisling Quaile, outlined a number of opportunities for employment currently within the company highlighting niche IT skills in demand including Digital, Oracle, SAP, Java, Cloud and Mobilty.

Click here to view a video from Accenture on the particular skill sets they are seeking in 2015.

Current vacancies with Accenture include:

  • Multi lingual customer service representative
  • Functional design analyst
  • Business change analyst
  • Java Developer
  • Visual Analytics Consultant
  • Geographic tax accounting manager
  • Operational Project manager
For list of current vacancies with Accenture and details of how to apply click here.

Accenture currently employs more than 1,600 people in Ireland and in excess of 300,000 worlwide.

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The CareersPortal Team