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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Electronic Technology

Course Code(s):  CELTX
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute
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Course overview

Course Code CELTX
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Electronics and Information Technology industries are set to grow strongly worldwide. This qualification allows you to progress to suitable courses in the Third Level sector or you may choose to develop your skills further in suitable employment.

What will you Study?

Electronics Analogue
Electronics Digital
Mathematics
Computer Architecture and Systems
Work Experience
Computer Aided Draughting
Control Systems
Communications
Safety and Health at Work

Optional Modules :
Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. 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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