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 Gareth Burke from Bank of Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Gareth Burke

Management Associate

Bank of Ireland

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  Gareth Burke

When I started the Grad Programme one thing I noticed was that everyone seemed to come from different colleges and different types of courses.

 

The differences were pretty distinct, from IT to Finance to Psychology! So there's no particular educational background that makes a good Grad - it's more about the person.

 

Obviously if you've covered areas like Project Management in college it'll come in useful if you get a placement on a project. However, when I look at myself I'm now in Real Estate Finance, an area where I've no background or education and I'm having a great time!

 

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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Course Code:
BN115
Title:
Social and Community Development
College:
IT Blanchardstown
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
4 Years

 

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Community & Voluntary
Social & Caring
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Students will examine various the social environment and cultural practices in society. Perspectives on human behaviour, social justice and community empowerment will be explored at a depth that will enable students to influence the effects on individuals and groups in society and gain competences to operate in a professional manner.



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Employment in different areas of social and community work such as civic leaders, local government advisors, councillors or community programme co-ordinators. In addition employment possibilities in a variety of sectors working with youth, marginalised or disadvantages groups, ethnic minorities, social enterprises and health promotion.

 

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CAO Points 
2013 Points

300

Change from 2012: 

-10

History:

2012 - 310
2011 - 315
2010 - 320
2009 - 270
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