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 Brendan White from Bord Iascaigh Mhara to give some advice for people considering this job:

Brendan White

Fish Filleter

Bord Iascaigh Mhara

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Brendan White
To prepare your work place first thing in the morning would be the most important part of my job.

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