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 Niamh Cacciato from Languages Connect to give some advice for people considering this job:
It is important to be a hard-worker, confident, have a "thick skin" and to be ready to push yourself and learn as much as you can as a trainee solicitor. The process of obtaining a traineeship is very competitive and results and your "CV" matters in this respect to be selected but often in the early years as a trainee the most important thing is to show ambition and drive and an ability to get the job done despite obstacles and pressures.
It is also important, as in every walk of life, to show compassion and form personal bonds with colleagues and clients. I believe that people work their best and reach their potential when encouraged in a friendly and positive environment.
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.
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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