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 Sarah Lynch from Bank of Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Sarah Lynch

HR Business Partner

Bank of Ireland

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  Sarah Lynch

I would encourage anyone who was considering a role in HR to get a HR qualification and to become a member of the CIPD.  

 

Whilst these are not essential requirements for all starter roles in HR, they will be extremely beneficial when trying to progress from there.

 

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300 new jobs with Accenture

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300 new jobs with Accenture


Friday, February 10, 2017 




300 new jobs with Accenture

Global professional services company Accenture has announced the creation of 300 new jobs today. The announcement comes with the opening of the company's new multidisciplinary Silicon Dock research hub in Dublin's north city.

Located at The Dock, the company's research and incubation hub, 100 of the new jobs will be tech and design roles, offering career opportunities across the areas of:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Advanced analytics
  • The Internet of Things, and
  • Industries including financial services, retail, consumer goods, life sciences and utilities.

The Dock is one of the world’s most connected and intelligent buildings, using sensors to learn from occupant behavior, react to user feedback and allow the building to continually evolve.

The additional jobs will bring Accenture’s workforce in Ireland to more than 2,500.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.

Accenture has a strong presence in Ireland, with more than 2,200 employees across three locations. The company has a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity, including gender equality, and women make up 43 percent of the company’s employees in Ireland.

Accenture recently partnered with the Royal Irish Academy to launch Women on Walls, an award-winning initiative that seeks to make women leaders visible through a series of commissioned portraits. The company commissioned portraits of leading female academics to recognise their achievements and inspire future generations. The portraits are on display at the Royal Irish Academy and are the first female subjects to grace the walls in the Academy’s 230-year history - Visit.

VideoAccenture wants more women in its workforce—40 percent of new hires—by 2017.

The Dock is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland.

Find out more about Accenture and the latest vacancies and career opportunities with the company here.

Read IDA Ireland Press release here.

The CareersPortal Team