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Manufacturing Engineer

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Lynsey Gargan
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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Accommodation Staff - Hotel

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Education
These occupations usually require a Leaving Certificate or equivalent.

Related Experience
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, jobs requiring you to deal with the public would benefit from previous experience working directly with the public.

Job Training
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.

Job Zone Examples
These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, retail salespersons and tellers.

€19k > 45
Hotel Accomodation Staff
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€19 - 45
Related Information:
Accommodation Supervisor: 20 - 28
Accommodation Manager: 28 - 45
Accomodation Assistant 19 - 40

Data Source(s):
RecruitIreland (2014) / Tourism Insight (2016)

Last Updated: November, 2016

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
4%
Occupational Category

Housekeepers & Caretakers, etc.

Also included in this category:

Janitors; bulters; cleaning and house keeping managers and supervisors

Number Employed:

14,900

Part time workers: 55%
Aged over 55: 37%
Male / Female: 49 / 51%
Non-Nationals: 26%
With Third Level: 13%
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Responsible for keeping the bedrooms and public areas clean and perfectly maintained, and for the running of the laundry in hotels, cruise ships and other hospitality venues. 


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The Hotel Accommodation Assistant works behind the scenes and provides a "home from home" for guests, making their stay relaxed and enjoyable.  
 
Professional maintenance of bedrooms and public areas in the hotel are the responsibility of the Accommodation Services Department. This involves the day-to-day upkeep of rooms and equipment, service of meals in guest bedrooms and other room services such as laundry facilities.


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Personal qualities required for this career include the ability to anticipate guests needs, to be of a trustworthy and discreet nature, to have a good eye for detail and to be active and in good health.  
 
As a hotel accommodation assistant, you could have anywhere between 12 and 20 rooms to clean, so you'll be on your feet, bending, lifting and moving about all the time. You need to be well organised and have a lot of energy. A polite and pleasant personality is important because you'll meet hotel guests as you do your work.  
 
You must have the highest standards of honesty, as you will be cleaning rooms where people leave their personal possessions.  
 
You should be able to work with people at all levels, follow procedures and demonstrate attention to detail.


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Training may be "on-the-job" or by attending a training course run by an external provider.  
 
Courses are available in Accommodation and Hospitality Skills (FETAC, Level 4) which prepare students for starting out in employment in the tourism and hospitality industry. On completion, students will be qualified as accommodation assistants for hotels and guesthouses.  
 
With suitable experience, you will be eligible to follow the Advanced Certificate in Accommodation Skills (FETAC Level 6). You are then eligible to follow the Advanced National Certificate in Supervisory Development from this course.  
 
A number of Colleges throughout the country run a one year PLC programme in Hotel and Catering Studies with General Accommodation and Hospitality Services being one of the subjects covered. During training, students are placed on periods of work experience within the industry and follow a Preparation for Work module.

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Organisation: Fáilte Ireland
Address: Amiens Street, Dublin 1
Tel: (01) 884 7700
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Organisation: Irish Hotels Federation
Address: 13 Northbrook Road, Dublin 6
Tel: 01 497 6459
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