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 Gareth Burke from Bank of Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Gareth Burke

Management Associate

Bank of Ireland

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  Gareth Burke

When I started the Grad Programme one thing I noticed was that everyone seemed to come from different colleges and different types of courses.

 

The differences were pretty distinct, from IT to Finance to Psychology! So there's no particular educational background that makes a good Grad - it's more about the person.

 

Obviously if you've covered areas like Project Management in college it'll come in useful if you get a placement on a project. However, when I look at myself I'm now in Real Estate Finance, an area where I've no background or education and I'm having a great time!

 

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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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St. John's Central College

Sustainable Energy Building Systems


Code:  CCONT
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Acoustic Consultant   Traffic Engineer  
Environmental Consultant   Engineer - Water  
Geologist   Engineer - Environmental  
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Soil Scientist   Hydrologist  
Atmospheric Scientist   Energy Manager/Consultant  
Engineer - Energy   Geoscientist  
Engineer - Mining / Geological   Meteorological Officer  
Environmental Officer   Environmental Technician  
Environmental Health Officer   Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver  
Metal Fabricator   Draughtsperson  
Cabinet Maker   French Polisher  
Thatcher   Cleaner - Household  
Refuse Collector   Steeplejack  
Street Cleaner   Radiographer - Industrial  
Window Fitter   Window Cleaner  
Scaffolder   Heating and Ventilating Fitter  
Quarry Worker   Industrial Insulators  
Gas Fitter   Road / Paving / Asphalt Workers  
Gas Distribution Worker   Caretaker  
Building Technician   Building Services Engineering Technician  
Building Labourer / Construction Worker   Security Attendant / Porter  
Aerial & Satellite Installers   Geomatics Surveyor  
General Construction Operative   Tiler/Fitter  
Fitter - Plant Machinery   Electrician  
Cleaner - Industrial   Crane Operator  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Construction Plant Fitter  
Concreter   Engineer - Civil  
Engineering Technician - Civil   Carpet/Vinyl Fitter  
Carpenter / Joiner   Surveyor - Building / Construction  
Engineer - Building Services   Bricklayer  
Glazier / Stone Cutter   Insurance Surveyor  
Stonemason   Insulation Workers  
Demolition Operative   Site Engineer  
Facilities Manager   Production Manager - Engineering  
Surveyor   Steelfixer  
Slater/Rooftiler   Site Technician  
Painter / Decorator   Plant Operator  
Plasterer   Plumber  
Sheet Metal Worker/Plater   Army Apprentice  
Theatre Stagehand   Electronic Security Systems Technician  
Surveyor - Minerals / Mining    

Career Sectors related to this course:
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.
Building, Construction & Property
Earth Science & Environment
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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FETAC Progression routes to Higher Education. 1 Route(s)
This course leads to a FETAC Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO. To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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