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 Shane McDonagh from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:
Finding what you’d like to do day to day, working in a big team, at a desk, on a site, is as important as the area you want to work in. Just because you like maths in school that doesn’t mean you’ll enjoy accounting, and likewise just because you don’t like physics that doesn’t mean you won’t make a great engineer.
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
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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