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 Catherine Day from EU Careers to give some advice for people considering this job:


Catherine Day

Secretary General

EU Careers

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  Catherine Day
I would advise them to give it a go - it doesn’t mean you have to work there long term. You must know how to speak a language other than your mother tongue reasonably well, as a good proficiency is essential. It’s also important to know and understand the cultural diversity that makes up the European Union.

Our internships are a great chance to come for a short period to determine where your interests lie and taste the experiences. Starting out your career path with the EU gives you a really good foundation of insider knowledge of how the EU works and is so useful professionally, even if you don’t plan on working there forever.

It is also important for young Irish people to consider moving to countries that are not English speaking and working for the EU would be very useful to your long term career.

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Sports Management and Coaching

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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).

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This course aims to provide students with a comprehensive sports programme, enabling them to operate in a sports management or coaching environment.

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BN111 - Sports Management and Coaching
IT Blanchardstown

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BN111 - Sports Management and Coaching
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
DOREC  5M5148  Outdoor Sport and Recreation
DSRXX  5M5146  Sports, Recreation and Exercise
BITSX  6M5014  International Contact Centre Service
BAXXX  6M5013  Administration
BMANX  6M4587  Management
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
BALBX  6M4985  Business
  6M5147  Sports, Recreation and Exercise

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Graduates from these courses will be able to work in the following areas Sports and Leisure Centres Golf Clubs Sports Clubs Local Community Centres

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