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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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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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Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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500 construction jobs as BAM Ireland lands Bolands Mill contract

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500 construction jobs as BAM Ireland lands Bolands Mill contract


Monday, March 20, 2017 




500 construction jobs as BAM Ireland lands Bolands Mill contract

The new Bolands Quay development in Dublin is set to generate some 500 construction jobs with the selection of BAM Ireland as the building contractors for the site.

Clearing work at the site has been underway in recent months with construction scheduled to be completed in late 2018. The plans for the 1.7 acre Bolands Mill site include apartments, offices and retail units. When complete, it will have capacity for approximately 2,500 workers.

BAM Ireland is subsidiary of the Royal BAM Group. The company was selected by property consultancy firms Savills and Cleary McCabe, who are leading the redevelopment on behalf of Nama.

BAM Group employs some 23,000 people worldwide. BAM Ireland is the holding company for all BAM’s operating companies in Ireland which include: BAM Building; BAM Civil; BAM Fit-out; BAM Property; BAM M&E Services; BAM PPP; BAM FM; BAM Specialist Works and BAM Rail.

BAM Ireland employ over 2,000 people directly and indirectly. Current vacancies at BAM Ireland include opportunities for Civil Engineers, Building Engineers (Eng1), Trades and General Operatives (Oper1) and Quantity Surveyors of all levels, among others.

Click here for full details of job opportunities and current vacancies at BAM Ireland.

Read: Careers in construction provide options and opportunity.

The CareersPortal Team