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Pensions Administrator

Bank of Ireland

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Someone considering this job would need to:

  • Be a team player Be able to work on your own initiative
  • Possess good numeric & computer skills
  • Have good organisations skills – due to the immense amount of information to process on a daily basis
  • Be a people person, have effective interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly.
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GC462
Design Communications

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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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This degree will teach you how to continuously respond with creativity, and create innovative visuals while developing a keen understanding of consumer culture and market trends.

You will receive a solid foundation in traditional design practices alongside modern concepts of graphic design. 

If you’re fascinated by words and pictures, bursting with ideas, and a natural problem solver then this course is for you. 

A portfolio is required for this programme. 

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GC462 - Design Communications
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GC462 - Design Communications
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As a graduate of the BA (Hons) in Design Communication you will have the experience to work within a wide variety of areas. Our previous graduates are employed in many fields including: design agencies, graphic design, advertising, web design, game design, broadcasting, post-production for television and film, illustration, and promotion.

The visual experience, both online and offline, is becoming more important with a large variety of mediums and platforms to cater for; this has resulted in a greater demand for skilled designers and a broader range of careers available to graduates.



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