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 Marie Kinsella-White from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Marie Kinsella-White

Operations Consultant

McDonald's

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  Marie Kinsella-White
The job that I do is highly specialised and the skills that I am required to have to do my job can only be acquired in our restaurant. However, by taking a job in McDonald's you are opening a career path to use those skills anywhere - the skills you acquire are very transferable. It doesn’t matter where you start, the opportunities are there.
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Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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Organisation Profile - Marine Institute



 

Our Vision: "a thriving maritime economy in harmony with the ecosystem and supported by the delivery of excellence in our services."

Our Vision: "a thriving maritime economy in harmony with the ecosystem and supported by the delivery of excellence in our services."

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The Marine Institute is the State agency responsible for marine research, technology development and innovation in Ireland.

The Institute carries out environmental, fisheries, and aquaculture surveys and monitoring programmes to meet Ireland’s national and international legal requirements. The Institute provides scientific and technical advice to government to help inform policy and to support the sustainable development of Ireland’s marine resource.

The Marine Institute also carries out research, strategic funding programmes, and national marine research platforms in support of the development of Ireland’s maritime economy.

The Marine Institute has a staff of approximately 200 people employed in areas such as research, science, technology, data management and analytics, international and European affairs, business development, marketing, promotion and public administration. Services are provided to industry, the public and government.

The Marine Institute staff work across a wide range of areas including:

  • Aquaculture
  • Business Development
  • Fish Health
  • Fisheries & Ecosystems
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Marine Environment
  • Marine technology & Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Renewable Ocean Energy
  • Seabed Mapping
  • Seafood Safety
  • Shipping, Maritime Services & Ports

For more information visit the Marine Institute website here.

Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO)  

The IMDO, a group within the Marine Institute, is the Irish government agency which provides support to national and international maritime businesses in Ireland. The IMDO provides government and industry with a range of information and reporting across the sector and works with maritime businesses to help them set-up or expand in Ireland. The IMDO is also Ireland’s designated Shortsea Shipping Agency and provides independent advice and guidance on EU funding initiatives. 

 

 


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Meet our People...
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I collect sea water samples from different parts of the coast and the deep ocean.

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Chemical Oceanographer
Triona McGrath
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My favourite part of the job is meeting the scientists and learning all about the different types of interesting surveys they do. 

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Administration Assistant in RV Ops
Bernie Ní Chongaile
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I work about 30% outdoors and 70% in the office. 

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Nephrops Team
Jennifer Doyle
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Once we know where the habitats are we can study the animals that live there. 

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Marine Biologist and Geoscientist
David O'Sullivan