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With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.

Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.

One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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320 full and part time jobs with Chopped

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320 full and part time jobs with Chopped


Wednesday, April 12, 2017 




320 full and part time jobs with Chopped

Healthy food chain Chopped has announced plans to create 430 jobs in Ireland and the UK. The popular food chain is doubling its footprint here with the opening of 20 new outlets and 320 jobs. It is also expanding into the UK for the first time, with 6 branches set to open by the middle of the year.

320 full and part time jobs will come on stream in Ireland in 2017, as the company opens new outlets in Wicklow, Cork, Waterford, and Dublin.

Chopped has also partnered with the giant food services group Aramark to open outlets at large footfall venues such as Dublin Airport and Dundrum Shopping Centre.

Enquiries about job opportunities at Chopped can be made online here

Speaking at the announcement, Brian Lee, co-founder and managing director of Chopped commented: "Last year we set a target of increasing our staff numbers by 100 and we exceeded that expectation by increasing our employees by 140 in 2016. "When we received the keys for our first store five years ago, we knew it was the beginning of something great, but we still believe this is only the beginning for Chopped. Our staff are what makes Chopped the success it has become and we are looking forward to seeing our family grow as we expand across Ireland and beyond," he added.

Commenting on the new jobs, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O'Connor said that indigenous Irish businesses such as Chopped are important to the national economy as well as making a valuable contribution to local areas through employment and expenditure.  "Ireland has one of the fastest growing employment rates in Europe and it is home grown companies such as Chopped that are helping to sustain this," the minister added.

The CareersPortal Team