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  Elaine Steiro

If you are considering starting in the food/ catering or hospitality sectors, you should consider whether you like working shift work and you should like working in a pressured environment .

It is a very fulfilling and rewarding sector to work in though and every day is different with new skills being added to your skillset all of the time . If you are considering moving into the management side of things, then you should be able to co ordinate tasks and people to achieve results and you should like an ever changing work environment.


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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Monaghan Institute

Monaghan Institute


Animal Science

Code:  6M5153
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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This Advanced Certificate course provides training for those interested in acquiring skills necessary to manage a variety of establishments where animals are kept, including practical and supervisory skills. It integrates aspects from a wide range of animal related disciplines to provide learners with the relevant practical and theoretical knowledge to further their professional careers in this field.

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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.
Agricultural Officer   Landscape Architect / Designer  
Engineer - Biosystems / Agriculture / Food   Landscape Scientist  
Landscape Manager   Food Technologist  
Geotechnician   Food Safety Consultant  
Food Scientist   Archaeologist  
Agricultural Scientist   Brewer  
Dairy Industry Scientist   Arborist  
Farm Manager   Cartographer   
Forester - Professional   Farmer - Dry Stock  
Farmer - Dairy   Horticultural Scientist  
Agricultural Adviser   Groundsperson  
Horticultural Manager   Agricultural Engineering Technician  
Agricultural Mechanic   Apiarist / Commercial Bee Keeper  
Geneticist   Clinical Trials Scientist  
Zoologist   Veterinary Practitioner  
Veterinary Nurse   Equestrian / Riding Instructor  

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.
Animals & Veterinary Science
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
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Progression Routes

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

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