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The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

About

It’s goes without saying that food and drink are important to us, but beyond what we need to survive people invest a lot in enjoying their food and drink. This means there is an enormous number of possible careers available at all stages of the food production cycle, from farm to fork. You could work in a factory preparing food, a butcher shop or bakery selling fresh food or as a chef in a high-end restaurant, devoting immense care and skill to the preparation of meals.

Skills

    food production, sales & marketing, education & training, physical activity, time management, budgeting, health and safety, customer service, maintaining machines, communication, quality control, managing resources,

Key Facts

56,000
are directly employed in food and drink production
50%
increase in exports from the food and beverage sector since 2009
706
million. Value of Ireland's artisan and speciality food sector
142k
are employed in the restaurant industry

Labour Market Information

There were approximately 116,402 people employed in Food and Beverage services at the end of 2017. Indications are that employment in the sector has been growing, but with a high level of movement between jobs.

The agri-food industry is benefiting from sustained growth in exports, increasing demand for employees. But those prospects may be dented by Brexit, the effects of which the industry may be very exposed to.

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