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 John Liston from Forestry Careers Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:
Be flexible and willing to adapt and keep an open mind when working on challenging problems.
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.
Helsinn is a privately-owned pharmaceutical group with headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland, and operations in Ireland, USA and China.
Founded in 1976, the company has become known worldwide for its unique business model focused on the licensing of innovative pharmaceuticals, medical devices and nutritional supplement products in therapeutic areas, particularly focused on building cancer care products.
We employ more than 600 people globally and have a presence in 190 countries. We have recently announced a €6 million investment at our drug product supply centre in Dublin where we currently employ about 170 people at our modern facility in Mulhuddart.
Creating an attractive and fulfilling working environment that offers employees opportunities for career advancement, contributes positively to employee satisfaction, which in turn benefits the company.
We do our utmost to guarantee a good work environment and high-quality training to all our employees. We develop our leadership team to empower high achievement while being aware of the core values of respect and humanity in dealing with people both within the company and outside.
One of the cornerstones of the Helsinn philosophy and business model is collaboration. This applies both within the company and also to other organizations which share our vision. We believe that joining of forces with inspiring and motivated partners sets the foundation of achieving much greater things.
The Helsinn group is committed to continually strive to be a great place to work and has put in place local policies that promote and ensure the effective recruitment, retention and development of passionate and professional individuals who share the organisation's vision and embrace its values.
We are committed to actively nurturing a workplace environment that enhances the quality of life of every employee.
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