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The advice I would give is firstly talk to someone you may know that is already in the trade and ask them any questions that you may have or ask them about some of there first hand experiences.

Another good piece of advice would be to go onto YouTube and search some basic electrics, keep in mind that these are the kind of things that you will face when you go to the college phases of your apprenticeship . There are books and e-books that can be purchased to get an understanding.

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100 new jobs for Dublin with Pitney Bowes

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100 new jobs for Dublin with Pitney Bowes

Thursday, May 25, 2017 

100 new jobs for Dublin with Pitney Bowes

New York tech company Pitney Bowes has announced the creation of 100 jobs in Dublin with the opening of a new operations centre in the city.

The company is one of the biggest providers of integrated mail and document management systems worldwide. Pitney Bowes is now planning to build a next generation ecommerce and payments platform here over the next three-years. It currently has a centre in Dublin which provides cross-border retail support for clients. The new facility will support service delivery for clients in the UK, Ireland and the Nordic countries, generating a requirement for research and design roles as well as tech support and customer service. 

Details of career opportunities with Pitney Bowes are available here.

Speaking at the announcement, Pitney Bowes affirmed Dublin for its mix of talent and language skills in particular, welcoming the support offered by the IDA.  

Pitney Bowes’ investment in Dublin is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O'Connor said, "I'm delighted that Pitney Bowes are opening a new Operations Centre which will create 100 new jobs and are investing in a high value strategic R&D project. We in Government are working to make Ireland an attractive destination for global technology companies such as Pitney Bowes. Our economy is an open and business friendly one with a minimum of administrative hurdles. We strive to ensure that we have the requisite skills available to meet the needs of industry and this is paying off. I wish Pitney Bowes every success with their Client Support Centre and their R&D project."

Director of Client Operations for Europe, Audrey Lynch said: "Dublin’s rich mix of client services talent and language skills, combined with the excellent support that we’ve received from IDA Ireland make it a great place for us to locate our client support operation as well as our innovation team."

Traditionally known for mailroom supplies and supports, Pitney Bowes has moved into data provision, supporting businesses to market to their customers. Pitney Bowes enables the sending of parcels and packages across the globe. Products, solutions, services and data are available from Pitney Bowes in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping, mailing, and global ecommerce. With its innovative Commerce Cloud, clients can access the broad range of Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics, and APIs to drive commerce.

The CareersPortal Team