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Caroline Austin

Associate Tax Lawyer

Irish Tax Institute

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  Caroline Austin
A common misconception about a career in tax is that it is just about numbers, however, tax law has a strong basis in legislation and case law. Therefore, it is really suitable for graduates from a legal background, or for qualified solicitors and barristers.

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Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

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Greenhills College

Engineering Technology

Code:  5M2061
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Sample Careers...
The following occupations are related to the area of study for this course. Click on the occupations to explore further.
Naval Architect   Ceramics Technologist  
Acoustic Consultant   Engineer - Chemical  
Colour Technologist   Engineer - Electronics  
Engineer - Electrical Control   Engineer - Automation  
Engineer - Telecommunications   Engineer - Electrical  
Engineer - Mechatronics   Engineer - Photonics  
Engineer - Motor /Automotive   Process Development Scientist  
Materials Scientist / Technologist   Engineer - Mechanical  
Engineer - Aeronautical   Engineer - Nuclear  
Engineer - Mining / Geological   Engineer - Quality  
Engineer - Polymer   Agricultural Mechanic  
Upholsterer   Ergonomist  
Woodturner / Woodmachinist   Toolmaker  
Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith   Carton maker  
Bookbinder (Craft)   Metal Engraver  
Clothing Alteration Worker   Printer  
Glassmaker   Textile Machinery Technician  
Radiographer - Industrial   Industrial Insulators  
Welder   Army Apprentice  
Construction Plant Mechanic   Sheet Metal Worker/Plater  
Materials Technician   Metallurgist  
Computer Assembly Technician   Electrical Power Plant Operator  
Domestic Appliance Service Technician   Office Equipment Service Technician  
Electrical Instrumentation Craftsperson   Electronics Service Engineer  
Electronics/Electrical Draughtsperson   Electronic Equipment Assemblers  
Engineering Technician - Electrical    Auto Electrician  
Engineering Technician - Electronics   Telecommunications Technician  
Engineer - Design & Development   Engineer - Automotive  
Technical Service Agent   Engineer - Sports  
Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson   Manufacturing Technician  
Paint Sprayer   Packer - Heavy Goods  
Blacksmith   Engineer - Yield Analysis  
Colour Technician, Textiles   Patternmaker  
Tyre/Exhaust Fitter   Plastics Process Worker  
Presser - Clothes   Machinist - Manufacturing  
Mechanic / Automobile Technician   General Assistant - Factory  
Light Industry Assembler   Sewing Machinist  
Polymer Technician   Vehicle Body Repairer/Panel Beater  
Locksmith   Horologist  
Warehouse Assistant   Engineering Technician - Mechanical   
Automotive Technician   Bottling Worker  
Foundry Worker   Engineering Machine Operator  
Engineering Craft Machinist   Engineer - Manufacturing  
Roustabout - Roughneck   Packer - Light Goods  
Refrigeration Craftsperson   Brewery Worker  
Aircraft Mechanic   Air Corps Apprentice  
Naval Service Cadet - Engineering   Prosthetist / Orthotist  

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.
Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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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. To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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