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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GA284
Design (Hons)

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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.

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Career opportunities in Design are growing both nationally and internationally. The BA in Design is an exciting new course emphasising both traditional and modern-day skills. The course begins with a foundation year, followed a choice of creative pathways focused on one of the following specific design areas: Animation and Game Design Industrial Design Interior Design Graphic Design & Illustration Fashion and Textiles Design


 
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Graduates are on pathways to become: Animation and Game Designer Industrial Designer Interior Designer Graphic and Illustration Designer Fashion and Textile Designer



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