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Brian Cadigan

Primary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Brian Cadigan
Don't just go into teaching because you are looking for long holidays. To teach everyday you need to like children, be very patient and understanding. However I feel it is one of the most rewarding jobs out there.

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Selskar College

Retail & Administration Assistant

Code:  5M2105
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Course Details - from College Website
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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.
Property Manager   Managing Director  
HR Director - Human Resources   Human Resources / Personnel Manager  
IT Salesperson   Technical Sales Representative - Telecoms  
Computer Systems Sales Manager   Secretary  
Archivist   Personal Assistant  
Front Office Junior Manager   Payroll Manager  
Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual Secretary   Letting Agent / Landlord  
Wedding Planner   Corporate Sales Manager  
Export Manager   Shipping Clerk  
Customer Services Manager   Client Relations Manager  
Retail Merchandiser   Wholesaler   
Purchasing Manager - Manufacturing   Sales Manager - Retail  
Area Sales Manager   Betting Shop Manager  
Call Centre Manager   Medical Sales Representative   
Bar Manager / Publican   Procurement Officer / Buyer  
Customer Service Representative   Customer Support / Telesales Agent  
Department Manager   Dispensing Optician  
Estate Agent   International Sales Representative  
Auctioneer   Purchasing Manager - Retail  
Retail Manager   Store Manager   
Business Development Executive   Fundraiser  
Consumer Scientist   Warehouse Manager   
Logistics / Supply Chain Manager   Antique Dealer  

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.
Sales, Retail & Purchasing
Clerical & Administration
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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.

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