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 Sinead O'Hara from Civil and Public Service Jobs to give some advice for people considering this job:


Sinead O'Hara

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  Sinead O'Hara

First, I would say that the person should give some thought to what Department they may be assigned to. If, for example, one has a particular interest in environmental issues, then obviously this Department is ideal for them.

The Departments in the Civil Service cover so many aspects of life, and economic and social activity that I think there is choice for everyone. I would also encourage people to think about why they are considering the job - do they see long-term career prospects in it, or maybe they see it as a means to make a contribution.

At the end of the day, service to the public is what a career in the Civil Service is about.


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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Arts - Business (Management)

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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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Business is about identifying and delivering solutions to the problems and needs of people in a sustainable and profitable way. Management is the method through which firms, government and voluntary groups organise the jobs that need to be done to efficiently and effectively design, produce, market and improve products and services.

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MH101 - Arts - Business (Management)
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MH101 - Arts - Business (Management)
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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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  5M0529  Software Development
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
ECAXX    Community Arts
EPJXX  5M2464  Journalism
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
EMPXX    Media Production
  5M5048  Creative Media
EMEXX  5M2149  Sound Production
EPAMX  5M2011  Music
  5M5162  Media Engineering
DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
EYXXX  5M4732  Youth Work
ERPXX  5M4511  Radio Production
ETFPX  5M5158  Film and Television Production
EMMPX  5M2146  Multimedia Production
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BLSXX  5M3789  Legal Studies
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
EMXXX    Multimedia
EMPRO    Media Production
  6M5130  Media Production
EMMWD    Multimedia and Web Development
  6M5159  Film and Television Production
  6M5149  Broadcasting
BAXXX  6M5013  Administration
AAAXX  6M3618  Arts Administration
BALBX  6M4985  Business
BITSX  6M5014  International Contact Centre Service
BMANX  6M4587  Management
  6M2218  Social and Vocational Integration
  5M1761  Intellectual Disability Practice
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support

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Graduates are well placed to join service or manufacturing organisations in general management, marketing, sales, operations, MIS and human resource management functions. Careers in banking and financial institutions are also common options, as are careers in consulting, public service and not-for-profit organisations. Many graduates will wish to take a postgraduate degree before taking up employment and NUI Maynooth offers a range of suitable high-quality programmes.

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