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Try gain experience in some area of construction if possible to see if it’s for you. If you’re interested in a 9-5 job this is not for you!

If you like meeting with new people each day and dealing with issues which they may have regarding the project this is a good job for you. If you like to take charge of situations then this is also a good role for you to take on.

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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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110 new jobs with Japanese tech company Ricoh

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110 new jobs with Japanese tech company Ricoh

Thursday, February 23, 2017 

110 new jobs with Japanese tech company Ricoh

A Japanese technology company has announced plans to create 110 additional jobs here.

Ricoh Ireland has opened a new Irish headquarters in Swords, north Dublin, joining its existing document production centre in Glasnevin, also on Dublin's northside. 

Ricoh provides document services, consulting, software and hardware to businesses around the world and has had a presence here since 1980. Last year it spent a quarter of a million on a document production centre in Glasnevin which employs 80 people. The additional jobs will bring Ricoh's workforce in Ireland to 190 in the next three years.

The new job roles will be in the areas of:

  • technical engineering
  • software solutions
  • business development
  • operations management

Details of current vacancies and career opportunities with Ricoh Ireland are available here.

Chief executive of Ricoh UK and Ireland, Mr Phil Keoghan said the decision to invest was a reflection of the skilled workforce and international relations that make it a very attractive location for any organisation with a global presence.

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