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 Gareth Burke from Bank of Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Gareth Burke

Management Associate

Bank of Ireland

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  Gareth Burke

When I started the Grad Programme one thing I noticed was that everyone seemed to come from different colleges and different types of courses.

 

The differences were pretty distinct, from IT to Finance to Psychology! So there's no particular educational background that makes a good Grad - it's more about the person.

 

Obviously if you've covered areas like Project Management in college it'll come in useful if you get a placement on a project. However, when I look at myself I'm now in Real Estate Finance, an area where I've no background or education and I'm having a great time!

 

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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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Canada is looking for thousands of Irish Construction workers 


Monday, February 27, 2012 




Canada is looking for thousands of Irish Construction workers

A delegation from western Canada is visiting Dublin this week in an effort to recruit thousands of workers for the construction and related trades.

The delegation will beholding talks with the Department of Trade and Foreign Affairs, the Department of Education and Skills, Fás, the Construction Industry Federation, the Technical Engineering and Electrical Union, the Society of the Irish Motor Industry, the Dublin Institute of Technology and the National Apprenticeship Advisory Committee of Fás.

It will also be attending the Dublin Working Abroad Expo/Jobs Fair next week. They are a projected 335,000 job opportunities arising in British Columbia and Alberta between now and 2014, especially in construction.

The biggest demand relates to carpenters, electricians, welders, plumbers, heavy equipment operators and millwrights.

Canada differs from many countries seeking workers abroad in that it encourages long term inward migration by specified groups and facilitates family settlement.

Martin Wall, The Irish Times, 27/2/2012
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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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