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Would you apply for the 'worst job in Ireland' and be the infamous Ryanair CEO's assistant?

Ryanair has a job opening, but the famously no-frills company has skipped the typical dream job pitch and is instead offering up the “worst job in Ireland”.

Michael O'Leary , CEO of Ryanair.
Michael O’Leary , CEO of Ryanair. Image by wolterfoto/ullstein bild via Getty Images

The Irish airline is looking for an assistant to the company’s notoriously blunt CEO. The job listing explains that the company is in need of a “bright, ambitious qualified accountant” to assist “Ryanair’s misunderstood but beloved CEO” Michael O’Leary.

The successful applicant will work in typical areas like investment analysis, treasury and portfolio management, and special project work, but will be also required to take part in “general drudgery” and “MOL-ly coddling”.

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Ryanair needs an assistant to Michael O’Leary. Image by Ryanair

Naturally, there are some essential attributes for working with the outspoken CEO, such as a thick skin, saint-like patience, “aversion to bolloxology”, and the ability to operate without sleep or contact with the outside world. And O’Leary has some personal requirements for the staffer he will work closely with: “Dubs fans, Man U supporters and cyclists will not only be automatically excluded from the process, but will be tracked down, tortured and shot” – so potential applicants should keep that in mind.

But all jokes aside, the company notes that it is looking for an ambitious and qualified accountant, and there is an opportunity for a successful candidate to move up in the company… if they can successfully work with O’Leary. See the full job posting here.