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 Keith Hayes from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Keith Hayes

Ambulance/Paramedic

Health Service Executive

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  Keith Hayes
At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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DT399
Economics and Finance

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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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This four year, full time programme is designed to develop a HRM graduate with the knowledge, competencies and skills necessary to function effectively as a HRM professional in a business environment. The scope of the programme covers the breadth and depth of the HR profession, from small to large organisations in the private, public, and not for profit sectors; from the fundamental to sophisticated, and local to global. The programme, accredited by the CIPD, is designed to take account of the key professional areas for the HRM professional, as outlined by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Students can avail of a 6 month placement in the 3rd year of the course. The student will have an opportunity to acquire relevant, real world experience in a business setting. Placement partners include leading companies in all the key business sectors. This placement is usually paid.


 
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DT399 - Economics and Finance
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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
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies

Essential Module Requirements:

Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC/QQI level 5 qualification which must include: 
B20029 or 5N2066 or C20139 or 5N1833 or LCE Maths at OC3, AND
B20001 or 5N1348 or B20151 or 5N1350

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Human Resource Management is a challenging and dynamic area of management which offers significant career opportunities. Graduates from the BSc Human Resource Management Programme have career opportunities with national and international organisations across the public and private sector including HR Consultant/Manager, Personnel Recruiter, Project Manager, Training & Development, Employee Relations etc.

Students who successfully complete this programme, and reach the appropriate honours standard, are eligible to progress to postgraduate level studies in a wide range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education. For example in DIT they may progress onto the CIPD accredited Masters in Human Resource Management.



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