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 Siobhan Canny from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Siobhan Canny

Midwife

Health Service Executive

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  Siobhan Canny

I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.

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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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CR365
Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology

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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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4 Years
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This course provides a comprehensive foundation in the physical sciences of physics and chemistry together with modules in mathematics, instrumentation, computer technology and biology. There are modules covering recycling, reduction, reuse, water quality and air quality to ensure that graduates are fully up-to-date with the legal, economic and technical aspects of these key topics.

In addition to the scientific and technical modules there are anumber of modules to develop competences in report writing, presentation skills, communication skills, research and team work. Furthermore, there is an emphasis on enquiry and project-based learning throughout the course to encourage enterprise, independent learning and innovation.


CR365 - Environmental Science & Sustainable Technology

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CR365 - Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology
Cork Institute of Technology

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CR365 - Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology
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This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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Green employment opportunities and the range of green careers are growing. Being multi-skilled and interdisciplinary, graduates of this course can expect to find excellent employment opportunities, nationally and internationally, in areas such as green consulting, environmental management, environmental consulting, green auditing, energy auditing, environmental monitoring, waste and emissions reduction, energy generation using sustainable technologies, carbon footprint reduction, research & development and business development. 

Potential Areas of Employment
• Green Consultancy
• Environmental Management
• Green Auditing
• Energy Auditing
• Carbon Footprint Reduction
• Waste and Emissions Reduction



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