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 Kieran Magee from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Kieran Magee

Farm Manager - Dry Stock

Teagasc

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  Kieran Magee
Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work.  They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.

Education is very important.  It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.

The one thing that is vital in not alone this job, but any job, and alot of people don't seem to have it, is common sense. It's something so simple but really important. if you have no cop-on then nobody wants to know you.
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Killester College of Further Education

Killester College of Further Education


 

Animal Science


Course Code:  5M2768
Award Code(s):  5M2768
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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This is an intensive Full time Level 5 course. Graduates from this course may access Vet Nursing degrees in major Institutes of Technology & UCD. From 2015, this course will be a linked course with Science/Zoology in UCD.DIT also accept this course for entry to general Science & Bioscience degrees. Other graduates may go onto further study or employment in Animal Behaviour, Dog Grooming, Animal Welfare, Stables etc. Animal Science Level 5 will be a recognised link with UCD Science/Zoology Degree DN200 from 2015.


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Farrier   Animal Lab Technician  

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Animals & Veterinary Science
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Progression Routes

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