I think a career in tax is very rewarding and is an enjoyable career. There are a varied number of jobs which are available to someone with a tax qualification, including private practice, industry, Revenue, lecturing etc. The role of a tax adviser in practice or indeed within Revenue is, in my experience, extremely varied and challenging.
I would advise college students who are considering a career in tax to look into placements offered by their colleges / summer internships. I know from my time spent in private practice that a great number of the bigger accountancy / tax practice offer such positions to college students. This is a great way for such students to get a feel for what a career in tax entails and will help them in making a decision as to whether or not tax is something that they would enjoy.
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.
Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
Irish European Regional airline CityJet will today formally launched its Climb High - Mentored Cadet Training Programme.
The Cadet programme opens for applicants today and will commence recruitment for the first 10 trainee pilots in June.
The 10 cadets will be employed by CityJet upon successful completion of their training across the CityJet network, with current crew bases in Dublin, London City Airport, Paris, Stockholm and Helsinki and, later this year, Amsterdam.
CityJet’s director of operations Robert Tatten said: “The launch of our new cadet programme will provide the start of an exciting career path for the successful applicants.
“CityJet has undergone significant growth in recent months, with, in addition to our Avro RJ85 fleet, eight Bombardier CRJ900s joining our new Nordic network and the arrival this summer of our new Superjet SSJ100s.
“This is definitely a great time to join CityJet and we look forward to welcoming our new recruits to our Cadet Programme later this year.”
Video: Cityjet Mentored cadet Programme CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
CityJet is to partner with CAE Oxford Aviation Academy to provide the initial training. The training will take place in Oxford and Phoenix, Arizona (USA).
To be considered for the cadet entry selection process, candidates must be:
i. Over 18 years of age.
ii. Have the unrestricted right to live and work anywhere in the European Union.
iii. Free from any criminal record.
iv. Must obtain an EASA Class 1 Medical endorsement prior to commencement.
v. Able to fund the full cost of the initial CAE OAA training course.
vi. Fluent in the English language with the potential to qualify at ICAO level 6.
vii. In possession of the following minimum educational qualifications:
School Leaving Certificate with 6 subjects including mathematics, English and a science subject, with a minimum of D1 in higher mathematics, or B3 in Ordinary math’s, with a C3 or higher in 3 honour subjects.
An Honours Degree above 3.0 or a pass or higher award in a higher degree such as MSc, MA, MPhil, DPhil, PhD, MBA.