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 Stephen Landers from Bank of Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Stephen Landers

Internal Auditor

Bank of Ireland

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  Stephen Landers
Having an interest in banking is key to succeeding in any role at the Bank of Ireland. In addition, critical thinking skills and the ability to be comfortable with finance and numbers would stand to you greatly.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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1st February CAO Deadline Restricted Application Courses

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1st February CAO Deadline Restricted Application Courses

Thursday, January 15, 2015 

1st February CAO Deadline Restricted Application Courses

Certain college courses are classified as Restricted-Application Courses.

These are courses that have early assessment procedures as part of getting into the course, such as an interview, or a portfolio assessment.

Because the assessment may take place as early as February in the year you are applying, these courses cannot be applied for after February 1st, either by a Late Application, or by a Change of Mind*.

A Full List of Restricted Application Courses is available HERE

CAO applications for a Restricted-Application Course will only be considered if:

a. It has been included among your original course choices by the 1st February


b. It has been added to your existing application not later than the final date for correction of errors or omissions - normally 1st March (see CAO Handbook pages 15 and 27).

Exception*: If a restricted course shares the exact same assessment procedures with a course you had applied for by 1st February (fulfilling conditions a) or b) above), you may be permitted to introduce it on a Change of Mind. You should consult with the relevant HEI before introducing such a course.

CAO applicants should receive their Statement of Course Choices by 15th February. It is the applicants responsibility to ensure that any Restricted-Application Course they had listed in their application is present and correct by 1st March. 

Restricted-Application Courses which are included in Late Applications are invalid choices and will not be considered.

The early assessment procedures for Restricted Application Courses usually take place around Easter. Students are advised to check the relevant course details.

A full list of the KEY DATES for 2015 is available here.

The CareersPortal Team