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 Paulina Pawlukojc from Coillte to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Paulina Pawlukojc

Professional Forester

Coillte

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  Paulina Pawlukojc

To work as a forester in Coillte you need to complete a degree/diploma in forestry. A keen interest in forestry and forest related businesses is essential. Strong business and IT skills are also important. This job is for someone who is an outdoor person, who loves nature, enjoys walking and doesn’t mind the weather. A driving licence is very helpful as you travel a lot.

You shouldn’t be afraid of a change as being a forester is a continuous learning process. This job is not about quick rewards. The life span of the forest is at least 40 years and your knowledge, confidence and work experience comes with years. And although it sounds very challenging, this job offers very good career opportunities, possibility of further education, great working conditions and financial stability.

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TR071
Science

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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515*

2014 Points

515*

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Points History:

2013 - 505*
2012 - 510
2011 - 475*
2010 - 460*
2009 - 440*
2008 - 415
2007 - 435
2006 - 415*
2005 - 440*
2004 - 445*
2003 - 425
2002 - 385
2001 - 400
2000 - 395

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For the first two years, students learn the fundamental sciences. They then select one of sixteen specialist areas to study for the final two years.

2 HC, required from any of Physics, Chemistry, Physics/Chemistry, Geography, Maths, Applied Maths, Biology, or Agricultural Science


 
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Wide range of careers in research and product development, quality control, technical management, marketing, distribution management in pharmaceutical, chemical and the food industry.



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