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We asked Kieran Magee from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:


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Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work.  They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.

Education is very important.  It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.

The one thing that is vital in not alone this job, but any job, and alot of people don't seem to have it, is common sense. It's something so simple but really important. if you have no cop-on then nobody wants to know you.

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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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.

The CareersPortal Team