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 Elva Bannon from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:


Elva Bannon

Mechatronic Engineer

Smart Futures

Read more

  Elva Bannon

I found having education in a number of different areas of engineering to be beneficial to the work I am doing.

There is a whole world of possibilities out there for engineers, and it is difficult to know what subjects are necessary for the industry you will end up in. I was always interested in robotics and environmental issues, but it was not until my Masters that I really knew what I wanted to do.

General entry courses are quite useful, as you get a taste for a few different areas before you have to specialise, a lot of companies offer on the job training, and there is also the possibility of further study.

An engineering qualification teaches you so much more than just the technical subjects, but a way of looking at the world and solving problems in a logical and systematic way.

Engineers are sought after for these skills as much as the technical ones, and it opens up incredible opportunities. Engineering is not an easy route through college, but it is incredibly rewarding.


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.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Study Skills
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Course Information

logo imagelogo image

Cork College of Commerce

Reception & Customer Service

Code:  5M1997
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

Return to List
Must be registered to save to Career File

Further Information...

Course Details - from College Website
Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available).
Course Details - from Qualifax
Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available).

These links are to web sites outside of CareersPortal and we accept no responsibility for the information on them.

More Course Suggestions...
The following courses are related to the course above and are from colleges in the same region. These might be worth exploring further. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings.
Course Title College
Essential IT for the Office Cork College of Commerce 
Tourism & eTravel St. John's Central College 
Legal Studies Cork College of Commerce 
Information Processing Carrignafoy Community College 
Medical - Dental Reception Cork College of Commerce 
Business Studies St. Colman's Community College 
Computers & Business Studies for Adults Mallow College of Further Education 
Business Studies Cork College of Commerce 
Travel & Tourism Cork College of Commerce 
International Airline Studies Cork College of Commerce 
Business Studies Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai 
Business Through Computers - FIT Cork College of Commerce 
Office Administration - Advanced Cork College of Commerce 
Business Studies McEgan College 
Information Processing - ECDL McEgan College 
English Language & I.T. Skills Cork College of Commerce 
Business Studies - Access to Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE 
Business Administration Maria Immaculata Community College 
Business. Secretarial & Administration Studies St. Fanahan's College 
Office Administration Kinsale College of Further Education 
Tourism & eTravel Advanced St. John's Central College 
Business Studies - Advanced Cork College of Commerce 
Travel & Tourism Cork College of Commerce 
Computers and on-line Customer Service - FIT CityNorth College of Further Education 
Business Studies Mallow College of Further Education 
Secretarial Studies - Medical & Legal McEgan College 
Legal Secretary Mallow College of Further Education 
Medical Secretary Mallow College of Further Education 
Office Administration - Business Studies & Computers Rossa College 
Advanced ICT - Administration McEgan College 
Business Administration Mallow College of Further Education 
Hospitality Operations Cork College of Commerce 
Legal Studies Cork College of Commerce 
ICT Technical Writing St. John's Central College 
Tourism with Business East Cork Further Education & Youthreach Centre 
Tourism with Business Carrignafoy Community College 
Tourism Clonakilty Community College 
Insurance Administrator Cork College of Commerce 
Contact Centre Operations Cork College of Commerce 
Logistics and Distribution Cork College of Commerce 

Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Accounts Team Leader   Data Protection Officer  
Health & Safety Officer   Civil Service - Administrative Officer  
Civil Service - Executive Officer   Project Manager - Software Design  
Database Administrator   Personal Assistant  
Secretary   Front Office Junior Manager  
Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual Secretary   Archivist  
Payroll Manager   Wedding Planner  
Letting Agent / Landlord   Bank Official  
Medical Secretary   Travel Agency Manager  
Receptionist - Hotel   Hotel Sales & Marketing Manager  
Spa Manager   Conference & Banqueting/ Event Co-ordinator  
Sommelier   Baker/Confectioner  
Tour Guide   Travel Courier/Resort Representative  
Hotel Rooms Division Manager   Law Clerk  
Legal Executive   Pensions Adviser  
Customs Officers    

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.
Clerical & Administration
Tourism & Hospitality
Note: Use the 'Back' button on your browser to return to this page from these links.

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:

CAO with any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

Old Code

New Code