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 Kevin Moran from Insurance to give some advice for people considering this job:


Kevin Moran

Insurance Administrator


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  Kevin Moran
Work hard, it is important to have a good work ethic and to always be open to facing new challenges. An open mind is very important as the financial services industry is one that has undergone and will continue to undergo many changes. An appetite for learning is also very important as the need to broaden ones knowledge is paramount.

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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Introducing Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship is the recognised means by which people are trained to become craftspeople in Ireland.

The existing Craft Apprenticeships have been designated by SOLAS and come within the scope of the Statutory Apprenticeship system, which is organised in Ireland by SOLAS in co-operation with the Department of Education and Skills, employers and unions.

Details of the 27 Traditional Craft Apprenticeships, including entry requirements, training structure, pay & fees, and a range of related videos are available through the menu items on this page.

In July 2015, Education Minister, Jan O’Sullivan and Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD announced the addition of 25 Proposed Apprenticeships to the apprenticeship scheme in Ireland in the areas of: Software Development, Medical Devices, Financial Services, Accountancy, Logistics and Hospitality.

Details of the 25 New Apprenticeship areas are now available through the menu on this page - See New/Proposed Apprenticeships.

A further 30 apprenticeship options are also currently under consideration from a total of 86 possible schemes identified by the Apprenticeship Council, following the evaluation process. Details of these will also be included when they are formally announced.

Radio Interview - New opportunities for apprenticeship 

Listen to RTE radio interview [7/4/16] with Ross Nicholson, Motor Mechanic; Jessica Tallon, Wood Manufacturing Apprentice; Colm Rafferty, Trainee Toolmaker with the Air Corp and Paul O'Toole, Chief Executive SOLAS HERE 

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August 20, 2016 

GSK apprenticeship programme OPEN for applications
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