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 Kelly from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Lisa Kelly

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Health Service Executive

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Get some experience working with both children and the elderly and feel comfortable working with both. Throughout college you will take part in clinical placements where you will be required to work with various age groups.

Work hard in school and achieve good Leaving Cert. results in order to get the necessary points for entry into the course.

Research the career thoroughly and arrange to speak with a speech and language therapist to discuss the job further.

Think about the personal characteristics mentioned below that are important for the job and think about whether you possess these characteristics


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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Over 80 Jobs for Cavan with Lakeland expansion

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Over 80 Jobs for Cavan with Lakeland expansion

Monday, February 09, 2015 

Over 80 Jobs for Cavan with Lakeland expansion

Lakeland Dairies is set to create 81 jobs over the next five years at its new processing facility in Bailieborough, Co Cavan.

A further 180 jobs will be created during the plant's construction phase, which will start straight away as part of a €36m investment in the expansion of milk powder processing operations.

Details of current vacances with Lakeland Dairies are available here.

The closing date for Summer Positions with the company is 27th February.

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