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 Declan Rice from Local Government Management Services Board to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Declan Rice

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Local Government Management Services Board

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  Declan Rice

Research it well. Visit you local fire station, talk to the firefighters and question them ... they are generally very willing to help interested persons.

The training is excellent and will prepare you well for what will be expected of you. To "fit-in" you have got to be a team player, there's really no room for those who aren't. Who wants to work along someone for 25-30 years who only thinks of themself ? Your life may someday depend on them.

Do not consider this job if you are afraid of heights or confined spaces or squemish, in this job people will literally die in your arms; it's something you must give thought to. Having said all that ... the job is very safisfying

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They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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GA376
Event Management with Public Relations

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
Duration of course
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240

2013 Points

240

Change from 2012: 

20

Points History:

2013 - 220
2012 - 270
2011 - 300
2010 - 310
2009 - 300
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Event management involves ensuring that special events run smoothly; from a local fundraiser or a concert, to the St Patricks Day Parade. This involves health and safety, organisation of equipment, transport, facilities, and costs. You study the Events Industry, Events Planning, Event Project Management, Introduction to Public Relations, Public Relations Techniques, Public Relations Management, E-PR and Tourism Studies, Corporate Hospitality, Conference and Meeting Planning, International Language.


 
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Graduates with this qualification can expect to find employment in a variety of event, PR and entertainment enterprises including conference and convention centres, charitable non-profit organisations, national and regional tourism organisations, hotels, public relations firms, event management agencies, sports and leisure centres, community development organisations, arts and music festivals, multinational companies and public sector organisations. In addition, there are opportunities for graduates in consultancy, self- employment, research and postgraduate education.



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