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                                                       Issue 20:

                                                       Table of Contents:         Pages
                                                       News                       1–2
                                                       Business                   3-7
        10th June 2009
                                                       Computing                  7–9
   2008/2009 Academic Year                             Science                    9 – 11
Institute of Technology Tallaght                       Engineering                11 – 12
                                                       Other Jobs                 12 – 14
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Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Serpentine Hall, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin
11.00 am – 5.00 pm

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    •   Graduate careers
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Learn from the experts

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Are you Ready to Work?
Have you thought about the career you would like to pursue?
Do you know how and where to look for employment?
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Do you know how to deal with the issue of disclosure?
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Develop the Skills to manage your career
Sign-up for this unique two day Career Skills Programme for graduates with disabilities/ specific
learning difficulties organised by GET AHEAD (a forum for graduates with disabilities) in
conjunction with Graduate Careers Ireland (GCI), the professional body for all third level career
services in Ireland. Learn from the experts, careers advisors and employers, who will work with
you to help you up-skill and maximize your opportunities to pursue the career that matches your
educational and professional ambitions.

Topics to be covered will include:
Career decision making, job-seeking and interview skills, CV preparation, personal management,
recruitment and selection processes. There will also be training and discussion on the issue of
Job preparation skills will be imparted in a hands-on approach, including lively interactive
workshops, mock interviews given by HR staff from different companies and seminars by
professional recruitment specialists.

Where & When?
June 11th & 12th, DIT
June 24th & 25th, NUI Galway

For further information or to reserve a place on the next programme, please contact:
Niamh Hayes, Get Ahead Project Co-ordinator
Mobile: 087 963 1429
Places are limited so please apply ASAP!

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Finance Intern Position
Organization:                 Hewlett Packard
Date Posted:                  27/05/2009
Listing Expires:              27/06/2009
Location:                     Dublin
Primary Category:             Business Vacancies
Type of Position:             Internship / Placement
Description & Details
The position will be for 11 months and will be based in our Leixlip office. We are looking to
progress with applications and interviews ASAP.

Portfolio Specialist Intern - Accountabilities
- Ensure unmanaged maturities are monitored and resolved
- Gather data, price, process and negotiate early, mid-term and end of term transactions (e.g.
buy-outs, rollovers, upgrades and renewals)
- Collaborate with Portfolio Manager and Financial Area Manager's on (Portfoilo Management and
Financial Area Manager's) assigned accounts and support execution for Financial Area Manager's
and Portfolio Specialist assigned accounts.
- Negotiate/sell portfolio opportunities/plays for Portfolio Specialists assigned accounts and
ensure proper resolution of portfolio activity (e.g. manage open quotes)
- Determine final Pricing for mid and end of term transactions for Portfolio Specialist assigned
- Offer all asset management services (e.g. Logistics and data security Services) to the Customer
- Receive and execute on mid-term plays developed by the Global Lifecycle Product/play
development Team
- Assist in Portfolio Management forecasting of results
- Jointly accountable with the Financial Area Manager to ensure that pricing is sound and
margin/revenue dollars are realized
- The processing of buyouts, renewals, mid-term transactions
- Assist in mentoring and support of Customer Delivery colleagues in relation to Portfolio
Management activities
- Collaborate with Customer Delivery Colleagues on portfolio risks such as product issues and
customer issues.
- Assist in recovery activities for defaulted equipment where required
- Customer Satisfaction and improving Total Customer Experience ratings
- Keep up with current market trends and market information

Skills & Competencies:

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-   Ability to work in a team environment
-   Communication skills
-   Interpersonal skills,
-   Ability to make business decisions,
-   Ability to Multi-Task
-   Knowledge of HP products an advantage.

Operating Competencies:
- Sales related skills
- Customer interaction competencies
- Ability to take the lead on a situation and bring to resolution with little assistance

- Effective influencing skills
- Effective negotiation skills
- Effective organizational skills, time management, prioritization, follow-up and execution skills

- Ability to give and receive feedback

- Ability to maintain momentum and focus on key initiatives
- Ability to balance competing business priorities (e.g. volume, Performance Management)

Technical Skills
- Strong Excel Skills
- Demonstrated ability to use portfolio pricing systems
- Cash Flow Analysis

The ideal candidate will be business focused, highly motivated and keen to develop your existing
skills in a professional, innovative and multi-cultural environment.
- Good numerical skills coupled with a basic experience of pricing and financial calculations
- Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills enabling you to liaise effectively with
colleagues and customers
- Good problem solving skills
- Good business sense, escalation judgement and awareness of risk and impact
- Reasonable level of PC and system skills
- Spanish, Italian or Dutch would be an advantage.
How to Apply / Contact
Lindsay Smith
Staffing Specialist
Phone +35316158909
E Mail:

Management Trainee Intern
Organization:                   Enterprise Rent a Car

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Date Posted:                  27/05/2009
Listing Expires:              05/07/2009
Location:                     Dublin
Primary Category:             Business Vacancies
Type of Position:             Internship / Placement
Education Requirement:        Ordinary Degree
Description & Details
General Job Summary:
The Management Trainee Intern gains hands-on experience by learning to run a successful
business. The employee will be immersed in all aspects of the branch’s daily operations including
sales, marketing, customer service and profitability. The key objective of the programme is to
ensure that the intern receives all of the training, development, coaching and feedback necessary
to move successfully into a long-term, successful career in business management within the

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Customer Service and Operations
- Provide a high level of customer service by assisting customers and assessing their rental needs
in person and/or by phone
- Effectively market the company while picking up and/or dropping off customers in a safe and
courteous manner and assisting customers as needed
- Conduct follow-up with various businesses and customers, including insurance adjusters or
agents, dealerships, auto body shops, road-side assistance and national reservations to obtain
appropriate information regarding the status and availability of rentals and customers’ vehicles
- Clean vehicle interior and exterior by hand or by operating washing equipment when needed
- Notify Management of any known customer problems

Sales and Marketing/Financial Performance:
- Apply appropriate rental charges and handle all forms of customer payment
- May collect and receive branch receivables or vehicles
- Understand, communicate and sell optional protection products, rental terms and conditions,
vehicle features and benefits, fuel options and additional equipment
- Assist in Branch sales and marketing efforts to increase business and income

Fleet Management and Maintenance:
- Apply appropriate company policies with regards to safety of our vehicles
- Notify Management of any known vehicle problems and any required vehicle maintenance

- Continuously build knowledge and skills, pursue training and development opportunities, and
attend required company-sponsored training classes
- Maintain a regular and reliable level of attendance
- Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

Job Specifications:

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- Full time 3rd year student pursing a business related degree
- 3 months customer service experience and or
- 3 months sales environment experience and or
- Demonstrates leadership experience in work, community or college related activity
- Full European driver’s license
- Satisfactory driving record - no more than 4+ points
- Two Satisfactory reference checks
- Available to work at least 40 hours per week, available to work flexible shifts that include
- Two Satisfactory reference checks

- Sales Orientation – knowledge of sales techniques and ability to excel in a competitive
environment. Ability to meet sales goals and market services to various industries while assisting
to increase business and income
- Work Ethic – ability to work independently and/or as a team. Strong time management,
attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks, as well as resolve recurring and irregular
- Ability to work cooperatively with others in the accomplishment of joint tasks and common
- Ability to work and succeed in a multi-cultural environment
- Initiative and application – resourceful, independent thinker, with attention and application to
work (ability to use own judgment and self-reliant)
- Communication – ability to effectively present information one-on-one and in small group
situations to customers, clients and other employees. Communicate company policy, procedures
and programs.
- Ability to communicate effectively and to understand and follow instruction
- Leadership – thinks strategically about longer term needs and the capabilities that must be in
place to address these needs
- Possesses and demonstrates management and leadership skills and conveys an entrepreneurial
- Ability to contribute to team efforts and decisions, express a positive attitude and balance team
and individual responsibilities
- Customer Service – ability to evaluate customer needs, fact find, build rapport, answer
questions, and probe for service quality
- Ability to handle and solve problems in a professional manner
- Administration – knowledge of basic computer programs and standard office equipment
- Knowledge of company cash, check and credit card procedures

Supervisory Responsibilities:
- No supervisory duties (limited responsibility may be required based on size of office, etc.)
- Completing multiple tasks without supervisory responsibility may be requested

Internal/External Contacts:
Internal -
- Various branch personnel from multiple sites and Group or Regional personnel
- Various other personnel
External -

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- Regular contact with customers, including Corporate customers
- Contact with service vendors such as body shops, car dealers, insurance agents or adjusters,
road side assistance, bank personnel and various other vendors
- Marketing calls and office visits to Corporate accounts, vendors and some customers

Working Conditions/Equipment Used:
- Light to moderate physical activity requiring handling of average-weight objects (up to 25
pounds) and standing, sitting and/or walking of more than 4 hours per day
- Work schedule generally consists of 40 to 45 hours per week, varying in shift based on location
staffing needs and other factors
- Work is performed in a typical office environment or outside in all types of weather and
- Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements such as temperature, dirt, dust, fumes,
smoke, unpleasant odors and/or loud noises, which may vary based on location
- Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following
basic safety requirements, including road rules and regulations
- Equipment used- a large variety of vehicles (may include Transit and V1 vans, based on
location), safety belts, mobile phone, phone system, computer equipment, printer, fax, safe, car
jack, Slim Jim/wedge, jump box, hoover, water hose, cleaning and polishing solutions, towel/rag,
brush, stain remover, air freshener, power washer and dryer where available)

The locations are Long Mile Road, Russell Street and our airport location. It is an hourly position
of €9.15/hour.

Hours of operation depend on location:
Long Mile road - 8am-6pm Monday - Friday, Sat 9am-12pm and Sunday 5pm-8pm.
Russell Street - 8am-6pm Monday - Friday, sat 9am-12pm, Sunday closed.
Airport - 6am-6pm seven days a week
How to Apply / Contact
If you are interested in this position please contact:
Breid O'Connor
Human Resources Department
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
0871306847 direct line

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Graduate Opportunities x6 - Hewlett Packard
Organization:                 Hewlett Packard
Date Posted:                  27/05/2009
Listing Expires:              22/06/2009
Location:                     Galway
Primary Category:             Computing Vacancies
Type of Position:             Full-Time
Description & Details
Job Description:
The Global IT Operations Command Centre provides our clients and business partners with end-
to-end service by implementing, monitoring, and maintaining IT applications. This service
operates 24*7*365 non-stop! Responsibilities include full scope to ensure our application
environments are available to HP’s end customers. Various IT, process and business tools are
employed to deliver this service and full training will be supplied

- Initiate Top Priority, regularly scheduled communications and notifications
- Planned downtime communication (email, infoboard, SMS, RSS, etc)
- Customer case logging lifecycle management
- Business Partner and External Customer status inquiries
- Initiate Escalation assessment : invoke and transition to disaster recovery/business continuity
- Reporting & trend analysis
- Identification of process improvement and implementation
- Leading the Global IT function into new initiatives and adoption of technologies to support
- Automation of existing manual processes

The successful candidate(s) will:
- maintain service schedules while managing and implementing required services/support to our
- Effectively work with a large global support organisation to collaboratively deliver customer
- Interact with teams across HP (Infrastructure, Networks, Database, Customer, Partners, etc…)
for multiple projects simultaneously within the organization.
- Demonstrate the ability to coordinate own work efficiently through automation and perform
productively with others against requirements of schedule and quality.

The Global IT support operations command centre delivers a 24*7*365 service, therefore
requires candidates to work variable shift patterns including nights, weekends, bank holidays and
other unsocialable hours.

A third level qualification in an IT/Engineering/Computer Science related discipline or a Business
qualification with large IT content. Communication skills are an important portion of the role.


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- Team player is essential as the organisation must function as one unit
- Ability to work on projects and with other IT teams to diagnose, perform analysis and
implement remedial on-going solutions for the IT support team
- Ability to demonstrate some work experience or participation in meaningful extra curricular
activities such as college projects.
- A proactive positive attitude capable of working independently or as part of a cross functional
team with minimal supervision
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to design, develop and improve products, processes and components
- General knowledge and understanding of Information Technology Infrastructures

The positions will be based in Galway.
How to Apply / Contact
Email applications directly to:
or apply online at using reference number 304908

Quality Control Analyst
Organization:                 Astellas Ireland Co., Ltd.
Date Posted:                  10/06/2009
Listing Expires:              22/07/2009
Date Needed:                  01/07/2009
City:                         Dublin 15
Location:                     Dublin
Primary Category:             Science Vacancies
Type of Position:             Full-Time
Education Requirement:        Higher Certificate
Experience Requirement: < 1 year
Description & Details
Astellas Pharma, Inc. was established in 2005 following the merger of Yamanouchi
Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Employing 15,500 people
worldwide Astellas is a major new force in the global pharmaceutical market. With ethical
medicines as its core business, the Astellas mission is to contribute towards improving the health

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of people across the globe through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical

Astellas Ireland Co., Ltd. employs over 350 people at plants in Mulhuddart in West Dublin and
Killorglin in Co. Kerry. The Dublin API facility has an immediate vacancy for a Quality Control
Analyst to work within the Quality Control department.

We are offering a one year fixed term contract with Astellas Ireland working within our Quality
Control Laboratory as an analyst. We are not looking for experience but we are looking for
enthusiasim, committment and an interest in science. The position will ideally suit a student who
is looking for their first step on their career ladder or a student who may have to take a year out
for what ever reason. If you have a science background, preferably in chemisty, and are looking
to make that first move to industy then apply for this role.

Job Title: QC Analyst
Reporting to: QC Team Leader

Job Role and Responsibilities:
- Perform analysis of in-process, raw material, final product and stability samples as per
schedules in accordance with cGMP and all other regulatory requirements.
- To interpret raw data & results and document as per written procedures.
- To carry out the qualification, maintenance and calibration of QC Instrumentation as per
schedules ensuring relevant departmental KPI’s are met.
- To troubleshoot problems which occur when using instruments and to implement solutions to
avoid re-occurrence.
- Sampling of finished product, raw materials & USP water.
- Support/participate in continuous Improvement projects in QC and on site.
- To communicate any non-conformance, instrument malfunction, accident or near miss to
immediate supervisor.
- Work with management and staff to foster an ethos and culture of safety awareness, where
safety is accepted as an integral part of the overall business.
- Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards associated with cGMP, ISO 9002,
ISO 14001, EMAS, Health & Safety Legislation, Environmental Legislation, and also all site
standards, policies, and procedures.
- Other issues as directed by the QC Team Leader.

Education / Experience Requirements:
- A diploma in Science or have completed at least three years of a four year Science degree
- Must be computer literate
- Good communication skills required

The above list is not intended to be exhaustive but highlights the key functions of the position.
This job description may be amended to reflect corporate policy and the goals and objectives of
the company.
How to Apply / Contact
If you wish to apply for this position please send your cv and cover letter by e-mail to quoting Application for QC Analyst in the subject box.

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Any questions contact me on 01 8030817

Biosense Webster Sales/Clinical Specialist
Organization:                  Mary B
Date Posted:                   10/06/2009
Listing Expires:               22/07/2009
Primary Category:              Engineering Vacancies
Education Requirement:         Honours Degree
Description & Details
Reports to: Franchise Director
Biosense Webster is recognized worldwide as a leader in the science behind the diagnosis and
treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. The first useful deflectable tip catheter was pioneered by Will
Webster more than three decades ago. Ever since, Biosense Webster has defined the state of
design and craftsmanship in diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheters.

Job Purpose:
Working in cardiology laboratory settings, the successful candidate will use the extensive training
in product technology, human anatomy and procedure protocols to detail health professionals
and provide Clinical Support on our range of Biosense Webster medical devices and technologies.
The main purpose of this position is also to drive the growth of the Biosense Wesbter
Electrophysiology Business in Ireland.

Main Accountabilities:
- To provide Clinical Support to existing Biosense Webster customers
- To achieve sales targets across entire portfolio
- Maintain current business and achieve additional growth through new business
- To collaborate and build strong relationships with a number of key stakeholders, both internally
and externally

Key Skills & Competencies:
- Integrity – Acts with a high level of integrity in all things. Is recognised by others as being a
person of honesty, trust and reliability. Encourages appropriate behaviour from others. Works
with others to develop and maintain an environment of mutual respect and trust.
- Results and Performance Driven-assumes personal ownership and accountability for business
results and solutions; willing to make tough calls; consistently delivers results that exceed

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- Self Awareness and Adaptabilty: resilient; optimistic and innovative and a lifelong learner
- Sense of Urgency- proactively senses and responds to problems and opportunities and takes
action when needed

Experience and Qualifications:
- an honours degree in Science/Engineering
- a minimum of 2 years’ sales experience in the medical device sector, candidates with relevant
professional experience within Engineering/Cardiology field will also be considered
- a proven track record in Medical Sales.
How to Apply / Contact
Joanne Duffy
Division Manager
Temporary Division


12 Month USA Intern Work Programme
Organization:                 Cara International
Date Posted:                  10/06/2009
Listing Expires:              22/07/2009
Primary Category:             Vacancies - Other
Type of Position:             Internship / Placement
Education Requirement:        Higher Certificate
Description & Details
The new 12-month USA Intern Work Programme (IWT) is an agreement between the
governments of Ireland and the United States is now open for applications through Cara
Thanks to this programme, you will have the opportunity to work for a year in a field related to
your studies and allows you the flexibility to search for that position after arriving in the USA.
You have to be either in a full time third level degree course or have graduated within twelve
months of applying for the programme, in order to qualify. In addition, read carefully all the
details regarding what you must do when you get to the US and obtain a position.

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- You must be 18 years minimum and hold an Irish Passport
- You must provide proof that you can support yourself during the Program
- Upon arrival in the USA, you must have a minimum of $ 500 if you have already located an
employer and $ 1000 if you have not.
- You must either be a current full time student and pursuing studies at a degree or certificate
granting post-secondary academic institution, or have graduated from a degree or certificate
granting post-secondary academic institution no more than 12 months prior to the start date of
your internship program.
- Students on current Diploma courses in IT colleges are eligible to apply as long as it is their
intention to continue studies towards a degree.

Costs Includes:
- 12 months Work USA Programme Fee
- 12 months comprehensive Work & Travel Insurance
- Self arranged cost €999
- Pre arranged cost €1999.Pre arranged placements in Hospitality, tourism and retail

Not include:
- SEVIS $185
- Flights tickets (We are not a travel agency so we do not tie you into flights so this way you can
save a lot of money by pricing around)
- Mandatory US Embassy Interview fee ($135 or approx €106)

You also need to upload:
- Proof of student status,
- Proof of funds,
- IWT Rules and Regulations (signed by the candidate and us)

We can place you in 3 different areas provided you have certificate or more in the following areas
and are less than 12 months graduated:
- Hospitality;
- Tourism;
- Retail Management.

Very Important POST Departure Information:
It is essential that prior to applying and paying for the programme, that you understand the steps
and process you must comply with once in the US which you will find on the application form
(especially the terms and conditions). Included are the following:
- The position you find once you have arrived in the US must be related to your field of study.
(We do not know how liberal an interpretation of your field of study will be acceptable just yet!)
- Your US Employer will be required to complete a Form DS-7002
- This form must be submitted to Cara International, for vetting and approval before you will be
granted authorization to commence your work placement.
- As with all US work visas, you will also be required to update SEVIS (the Student Exchange
Visitor Information System) with your permanent address in the US and confirmation of
commencement of job search, within 10 days of arrival.

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Please note we are obliged to do checks with your host company every 60 days to ensure that
the position you are placed in is offering you a training that is related to your field of study.
In summary, applying and obtaining a place on the programme is very straight forward. However
you need to become familiar with the compliance end as above once you’ve arrived in the US.
Your sponsor will be available on hand with a helpline number to answer any questions you may
have. It is crucial that you comply with all the regulations so that you do not jeopardize your
current and future status and opportunities to work and travel in the US.

How long will my application take to process once I submit the forms with payment?
- 2 weeks approximately

Do I have to enter the US before my 12 months from Graduation has passed or is it sufficient
submitting my application before that date?
- No, you must arrive in the US and have your DS-2019 start date within 12 months of
Graduation date. You cannot travel after the 12 months has passed.

How long will I have to find a job once I arrive?
- When you arrive in the US you need to register your details in SEVIS within 10 days and then
stay in regular touch with your programme sponsor about your job search.
- The time allowed for candidates to locate a host and provide the necessary documents is
30days. The documents to be submitted include the DS-7002, the Host Company (HC)
Agreement and Verification and the Workmen's Compensation policy copy. The candidates /
employer will upload these directly to our online database for review.

Should I look for Job before I go to USA?
- Yes it is strongly advised to be looking for jobs before you go and to be making arrangements
to meet employers when you arrive.

If you want your job pre arranged you should consider prearranged internships in Hospitality,
tourism or retail management.

If you do not have a qualification in these areas you could consider our prearranged internship
option in business management, marketing, hospitality or logistics

If you have a more specialized Qualification you could look at a customized internship
How to Apply / Contact
Interested candidates should be interviewed for motivation and suitability either in person, by
Skype or phone.
- You have to fill in the Application Form. You ca register in line:
- You must get this form stamped from your college and submit to Cara International with the

We are happy to advise just email your CV and cover letter to
or call 0949289802