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 Tomas Flanagan from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:
I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.
The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.
As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.
Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.
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.
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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