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.

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Sinead O'Hara

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First, I would say that the person should give some thought to what Department they may be assigned to. If, for example, one has a particular interest in environmental issues, then obviously this Department is ideal for them.

The Departments in the Civil Service cover so many aspects of life, and economic and social activity that I think there is choice for everyone. I would also encourage people to think about why they are considering the job - do they see long-term career prospects in it, or maybe they see it as a means to make a contribution.

At the end of the day, service to the public is what a career in the Civil Service is about.

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Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Colaiste Ide College of Further Education

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education


 

Pre University Science


Code:  7411
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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This is a Preparatory Science Course over one year including Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Laboratory Skills and Mathematics.

In 2013 four students got into Trinity and several others got into UCD, Maynooth etc. Last year five students were offered places at NUI Maynooth.

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