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 Dr Jan Steiner from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Dr Jan Steiner


Health Service Executive

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  Dr Jan Steiner
Try and get as much practical experience before entering the job as possible.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Skillnets is a state funded, enterprise-led support body dedicated to the promotion and facilitation of training and upskilling as key elements in sustaining Ireland's national competitiveness. It supports and funds networks of enterprises to engage in training under the Training Networks Programme (TNP). 

Training is provided to job-seekers, alongside those in employment. By training with people who are in employment, job-seekers can access networking opportunities and keep up to date with their sector, while participating in relevant industry-specific training programmes.

To check details of available Skillnets training click here

To check your eligibility for Skillnets click here

Please note: Unemployed trainees cannot be paid any training-related allowance by a Skillnets network, a member company or a referral agency eg. SOLAS or Local Employment Services.

  Hint: Deloitte
A new course was advertised by the ICAI last month – A diploma in Forensic Accounting. It sounded interesting and I may well look into it over the summer. This is something that Deloitte are very supportive of. They provide sponsorship for courses relevant to my career development and this also includes study days around the exam periods.
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