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We asked Tomas Flanagan from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

Tomas Flanagan

Occupational Therapist

St. Michael's House

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Tomas Flanagan

I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.

The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.

As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.

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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.