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 Rory Fitzpatrick from ESERO Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:
If you look at the staff we have here, they've come from all over the place. Some have been ex-Navy or have been Comms officers on ships; we have people who have been involved in building work and ended up coming here..it really is very random how people have ended up here. Often people have studied science in school, but often they haven't done science degrees, but have ended up meandering through various different industries to get here; so most of all it's to follow what you're interested in and what you enjoy doing. Like I say to the gang here, if they're not waking up in the morning wanting to go in to work, they need to change jobs.
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.
Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
Eli Lilly and Company are a global business that have been in business for over 140 years. We focus on five core global business areas: bio-medicines, diabetes, oncology, emerging markets and animal health. We also continue to pursue innovative science and new opportunities beyond our targeted disease categories.
Our headquarters are in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. We employ over 38,000 people worldwide. Today, Eli Lilly and Company employs over 1000 people in Ireland spread between Sales and Marketing, Medical, Manufacturing and Shared Services for Lilly’s global organisation.
We operate from 3 locations in Ireland, Cork, Kinsale and Dublin.
At Lilly, we believe our people are the source of all our successes. Our future depends on our global community of employees whose varied perspectives, experiences and skills fuel the creativity for pharmaceutical innovation.
Lilly has major research and development facilities in nine countries and conducts clinical trials in more than 50 countries globally – all in support of developing and producing the medicines that help improve lives around the world.
Innovation may be what defines us, but even more important is the way in which we conduct business. These are the values that form the foundation of our company:
We employ a diverse range of people with varied skills and professions across the 3 locations in Ireland. Opportunities will exist on an ongoing basis for employees with varied background such as;
Many of our roles require proficiency in languages such as French, German and Nordic languages.
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