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 Edel Butler from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Edel Butler

Administrative Officer

Irish Tax Institute

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  Edel Butler
I think a career in tax is very rewarding and is an enjoyable career. There are a varied number of jobs which are available to someone with a tax qualification, including private practice, industry, Revenue, lecturing etc. The role of a tax adviser in practice or indeed within Revenue is, in my experience, extremely varied and challenging.

I would advise college students who are considering a career in tax to look into placements offered by their colleges / summer internships. I know from my time spent in private practice that a great number of the bigger accountancy / tax practice offer such positions to college students. This is a great way for such students to get a feel for what a career in tax entails and will help them in making a decision as to whether or not tax is something that they would enjoy.
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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Portlaoise College

Portlaoise College

Security & Criminology


Course Code(s):  5M2110
QQI Award Code:  5M2110 Security Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This one year course leading to a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Security Studies is designed to prepare students for employment in the highly specialised security industry. It introduces the learner to a range of personal and professional qualities required of a security person, an understanding of the relevant legislation, regulations and standards in the Irish private security industry and the skills necessary to obtain employment in the industry.

The Security Studies award is a valuable addition to those who are preparing to join An Garda Siochana, the Defence Forces or the Prison Service. It will also benefit those seeking to set up their own security business.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Security Industry Procedures
Legal Practice and Procedures
Safety & Health at Work
Criminology
Retail Security
Customer Service
Door Security Procedures
Word Processing
Work Experience
Start your own Business

(Guarding Skills and Door Security Skills Optional)

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Security, Defence & Law Enforcement
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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