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.

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Peter Mark was founded by Peter and Mark Keaveney in 1961, and opened its first salon on Grafton Street in Dublin. Since then, Peter Mark has grown into Ireland's best known hairdressing brand and one of Europe's most successful hairstyling groups with 71 salons nationwide. We recruit and train all our own staff in our training centers Dublin, so when you come to Peter Mark you can expect and get the best, whether you're a client or Peter Mark team member.

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Areas of specialisation:
Hair stylists and retail. 
Hair and beauty, retail and fashion. 

Career Types

  • Apprentice hair stylist
  • Hair stylist
  • Salon Coordinators / receptionist
  • Deputy Managers
  • Salon Managers
Job Contract Types
Full time, part time, fixed term i.e. apprenticeship.

Key Attractions
Peter Mark will offer you plenty of benefits to build your career including:
  • Competitive salary plus commission
  • Exceptional and unique 4 year world-class styling training system
  • Opportunities to attend seminars delivered by world renowned hairdressers.
  • Participation in the Peter Mark Hairdressing Competitions along with many international awards
  • Opportunities for progression into salon management and senior management positions.
  • Group Pension Scheme.
  • Group Health Insurance.
  • Management Training Programme.
  • Company Social events and lots of fun along the way. We have more to offer.
Many leading stylists who began their careers with us now style some of the biggest names in Irish show business and continue to mentor others within the group. As Peter Mark works closely with L'Oréal we can provide you with opportunities to work with experienced colour specialists in many of our salons. All hairdressing apprenticeships are facilitated and accredited by Peter Mark. 

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There are 71 Peter Mark salons nationwide. 

Career Opportunities

Opportunities for School Leavers: 
Apprenticeship positions

Opportunities for Graduates:
Salon coordinators / Receptionists and Deputy Management roles

Opportunities for experienced Adults

Stylist positions, Management positions, Salon Coordination / reception. 

From time to time there would be openings in our head office teams – marketing, social media, payroll, accounts, administration  

Click here for more information on current job vacancies.

You can read testimonials from our current employees here

Work Experience

We aslo facilitate transition year work experience. Contact for details. Click here for more information. 

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