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We asked Anna Holohan from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:


Anna Holohan

Tax Trainee

Irish Tax Institute

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  Anna Holohan
I would advise any college student considering a career in tax to undertake a summer internship or placement in a firm offering tax services. I found this an excellent way to understand what a job in tax would actually involve. Researching careers in tax online also shows the endless and exciting opportunities that a tax qualification can offer. I have found the more I have learned about tax, the more I understand how varied roles in tax can be.

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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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Transition Year Tour Guiding Programme

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Transition Year Tour Guiding Programme

Monday, April 27, 2015 

Transition Year Tour Guiding Programme

Have you ever considered a career as a Tour Guide? …

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum offers a one of a kind Transition Year Tour Guiding Programme, designed to give students an experience of the real life world of tour guiding, the tourism industry and customer service.

Students have the opportunity to develop skills in research and public speaking while building self-confidence.

The programme is split across two visits: during the first visit, students are given a demonstration by one of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum’s tour guides on the tourism industry, the golden rules of customer service and the skills needed to research and deliver a tour. All students are then given a topic to study back in the classroom.

When students return for their second visit they step into the shoes of the tour guide and present to their class at the grave of a historical figure. A certificate of completion is presented to all who take part in the TY Tour Guiding Programme.

The programme can be adapted for second or third level groups on request.

For more information on this TY programme click here.

What does a Tour Guide do? Find out more here

Explore the sectors that working as a Tour Guide can lead to jobs in, including the Tourism Industry and the Classic Arts, Culture and Languages sector.  

The CareersPortal Team