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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.
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Data Change Agent

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Drives changes in internal operations and processes based on data analytics.


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This occupation is at the crossroads of business and IT. It is one of the many new jobs that has been created with the advent of Big Data.

The work of a Change Agent is to drive changes in internal business operations and processes - The work of a Data Change agent is to do exactly that, based on data analytics - using data to make timely decisions, to improve products, to understand customer experiences, operational efficiency and to drive competitiveness.

Data Change Agents are leaders in information management technology and how to use it in solving business problems and meeting new demands.

Data Change Agents are in demand in forward-thinking organisations. Their job involves evangelising and marshalling the necessary resources for new innovation and new ways of doing business.


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Data Change Agents need to be good communicators. A background Six Sigma is desirable, meaning they know how to apply statistics to improve quality on a continuous basis.


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A Level 7 Degree in Computer Science is a typical starting point to a career in this sector.

Experience of Six Sigma and knowledge of statistics would be beneficial, together with an understanding and experience of business functions.

Last Updated: November, 2014


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