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 Catherine Day from EU Careers to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Catherine Day

Secretary General

EU Careers

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  Catherine Day
I would advise them to give it a go - it doesn’t mean you have to work there long term. You must know how to speak a language other than your mother tongue reasonably well, as a good proficiency is essential. It’s also important to know and understand the cultural diversity that makes up the European Union.

Our internships are a great chance to come for a short period to determine where your interests lie and taste the experiences. Starting out your career path with the EU gives you a really good foundation of insider knowledge of how the EU works and is so useful professionally, even if you don’t plan on working there forever.

It is also important for young Irish people to consider moving to countries that are not English speaking and working for the EU would be very useful to your long term career.
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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick College of Further Education


 

Blacksmith & Iron Craft - East Limerick Campus


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

 
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Description...
The Certificate in Forgework proves you have essential basic forging skills, so you can go on to train as a blacksmith or farrier. Youll learn how to use forge hearths, forge metal and use specialist blacksmiths tools.

This qualification is a centre-based qualification designed to be taken in a College environment. You need to achieve this qualification before starting an Apprenticeship in Blacksmithing or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Farriery.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Know the principles of forgework
Materials Science
Maths
Undertake forgework techniques and processes
Producing forgework pieces to industry standards
Start Your own business
Work experience
Health & Safety
Communications

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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