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 Catherine Day from EU Careers to give some advice for people considering this job:

Catherine Day

Secretary General

EU Careers

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Catherine Day
I would advise them to give it a go - it doesn’t mean you have to work there long term. You must know how to speak a language other than your mother tongue reasonably well, as a good proficiency is essential. It’s also important to know and understand the cultural diversity that makes up the European Union.

Our internships are a great chance to come for a short period to determine where your interests lie and taste the experiences. Starting out your career path with the EU gives you a really good foundation of insider knowledge of how the EU works and is so useful professionally, even if you don’t plan on working there forever.

It is also important for young Irish people to consider moving to countries that are not English speaking and working for the EU would be very useful to your long term career.

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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530 Dairy opportunities in Munster

New report from Dairygold indicated job opportunities

An independent survey commissioned by Dairygold has revealed that there will be at least 530 job opportunities available in Munster in the agricultural industry.

The survey indicated that over 60% of Dairygold’s suppliers intend to increase their milk supply indicating that the dairy industry in Ireland will continue to expand at a rapid rate of over 16% over the next 4 years.

Dairygold is Munsters leading global player in supplying cheese and dairy ingredients. Chairman of Dairygold James Lynch stated “It’s positive to see that the ambition of our members remains strong and that they intend to grow their herds and milk supply”.

In Ireland alone in 2016, total dairy and ingredients exports increased by an estimated 2% to €3.38 billion and total domestic milk output was estimated at 6,395 million litres. (CSO, 2017)

More information on the survey can be found here.

Current job opportunities in the farm labour are available here.

Also, if you are interested in a career with Dairygold, opportunities are posted here.

If you would like to learn more about the career of a dairy farmer, more information can be found by clicking here

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