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 David Kehoe from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

David Kehoe

Chef

Failte Ireland

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  David Kehoe
If you're going to be a chef give it everything you have, because it will give you everything you have ever wanted in return. It's up to me to teach you all the skills.
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Learner Stories


Each year over 300,000 adults in Ireland take part in further education and training.

OneStepUp.ie have a series of videos that highlight learners' experiences. Here are stories from five adults who returned to education or training for different reasons.

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I plan to start a course in psychology at Dublin Business School in January 2009. I am hoping that this course will help me gain a better understanding of people and business.
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