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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.


Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

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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35 new jobs with Dublin Chauffeur Services Company

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35 new jobs with Dublin Chauffeur Services Company

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 

35 new jobs with Dublin Chauffeur Services Company

Chauffeur company Devine’s Worldwide Chauffeur Services has announced the creation of 35 new jobs with the opening of the company’s new office in Santry on Dublin's Northside.

The company plans to launch a new chauffeur booking app later this year, that will allow passengers to make reservations and watch as their vehicle arrives via their smart phone.

From a start-off with just one man with a car in 1978, the company has driven some of the most high-profile stars in the world, including the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé.

Devine’s now has a fleet of over 40 cars as well as a staff of 60, with owner Mick Devine still at the helm.

Welcoming the today's announcement, An Tánaiste congratulated the company on the creation of the 35 new jobs, saying "Enterprises like these that are the backbone of the country."

Details of current vacancies and career opportunities with Devine's World Chauffeur Services are available here.

The CareersPortal Team