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 Oisin McGrath from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Oisin McGrath

Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp

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If you are seriously considering applying for the Air Corps you should check the pre-required Leaving Certificate subjects as outlined in the cadetship booklet. This is very important!!

Also, if applying you should get the details of the fitness test from the cadetship booklet and make sure you can do each of the disciplines well before the fitness test...a lot of people fail this part of the application process, and it can be passed easily!

If possible, you should organise a visit to Baldonnel through somebody that you know or maybe even your school...just to get familiar with the aircraft and to see the daily operation of the Air Corps.

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CW018 CEY
Business (Common Entry Wexford)

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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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The Business stream provides graduates with a broad-based Bachelor of Business (Honours) structured around management, finance and economics, business technology and marketing. There is a strong emphasis on the application of knowledge and skills through the programme modules, the Professional Work Placement module and the Applied Research Project. Graduates will be qualified to join a management team in a wide variety of business settings such as: industry; banking; public service and financial services. Graduates will also have acquired the skills necessary to start up a business.


 
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The first two years of the course are core foundation business subjects; in year 3 students can opt to specialise in a Business stream or a Digital Marketing stream. The programme has been designed with maximum flexibility in mind and provides two exit points to students:
- End of Year 2 - Higher Certificate in Business (NFQ Level 6)
- End of Year 3 - Bachelor of Business, Business or Bachelor of Business, Digital Marketing (NFQ Level 7).

Furthermore, this course includes professional work placement for a 12 to 20 week period in Year 3.


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Graduate opportunities exist as a trainee accountant in practice or industry. Opportunities in financial services in areas such as banking, insurance, financial analysis and fund management. A period of further study will qualify you as a professional accountant or as a teacher.



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