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 Lynsey Gargan from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:
With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.
There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.
Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.
One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.
Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.
They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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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