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 Ejiro O'Hare Stratton from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Ejiro O'Hare Stratton

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

Health Service Executive

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I would advise having a degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. Professional training in nursing is necessary in order to understand patient care and what standards are required to provide quality care in an acute hospital setting.

One would also have to understand the value of planning, implementing and evaluating work practices in order to get the best out of employees. The person coming into the job would need to be patient, able to negotiate and work under pressure, as well as work on their own initiative.

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GA980
Education (Design Graphics and Construction) (Letterfrack)

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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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In first and second year there is a strong focus on construction studies skills with students undertaking a range of design-led projects using a range of interesting hardwoods and other materials. Equally, drawing skills, design process and CAD all incorporated into the programme at an early stage.

School Placements each year provide students with real-life experience of the classroom and an understanding of the role of the teacher in a structured and supportive way. Lesson plans, critical reflections and classroom management techniques are developed and students prepare their ePortfolio as they progress through the programme. In years three and four students undertake extended School Placement blocks supported by GMIT lecturers and staff in the school.


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Graduates are qualified to teach Construction Studies and Design & Communication Graphics to Leaving Certificate honours standard and to teach Materials Technology (Wood) and Technical Graphics to Junior Certificate honours standard in all Irish second-level schools.

Graduates also choose to teach overseas and this qualification is recognised in many countries worldwide. The balance of technical skills, subject knowledge, professional studies and pedagogy ensure that make graduates are equipped to become excellent teachers.



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