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


Lorcan Kelly

Tax Consultant

Irish Tax Institute

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  Lorcan Kelly
I would strongly recommend a career in tax to any students who are considering it. Tax professionals are in high demand from employers and can add real value to any business. It is a challenging and rewarding career which can place you at the heart of business decision making. It can also be an excellent springboard to other careers in finance.

Just recently a new Chief Financial Officer was appointed to Irish Distillers who was formerly the Pernod Ricard Group tax director! Also do your research about the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification – from my own experience, the course is very practical and relevant to my day to day job. It provides a structured framework for achieving the knowledge of tax law and skills required to be an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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New Traineeship and Apprenticeship Courses for Monaghan

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New Traineeship and Apprenticeship Courses for Monaghan

Thursday, June 04, 2015 

New Traineeship and Apprenticeship Courses for Monaghan

Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board are implementing a number of new Traineeship and Apprenticeship courses in September 2015 which will be run in conjunction with Monaghan Institute of Further Education and local employers.

NEW Assembly Technician Traineeship

A new traineeship is planned for September 2015 which will be Delivered by CMETB in conjunction Combilift, local employers and Monaghan Institute.

The aim of this course is to train students as electrical/mechanical fitters. Modules include:

  • Engineering health and safety
  • Engineering principles
  • Detailed fitting of Materials
  • Principles of engineering maintenance
  • installation and commissioning
  • Maintenance of hydraulic systems
  • Mechatronics systems principles and fault finding
  • Principles of Auto Electrics

This is a 12 month long programme. Applicants must be 17 years of age or over and will be expected to have good mechanical ability and possibly leaving cert standard of education.

An Information Night is due to take place in The Garage Theatre, Monaghan on Tuesday June 23rd at 7 pm.

For more information click here.

NEW Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

The two year Higher level Apprenticeship Programme in Accounting Technicians is being planned from September/October 2015.

It is already in existence in SRC Newry and Belfast MET where students spend one day per week in college and the other 4 days in the workplace. This is a work-based programme which enables you to earn while you learn and gain a nationally recognised professional qualification.

FIT ICT Apprenticeship

The 2 year FIT ICT Associate Professional Course is due to start in Monaghan Institute in October 2015.

The ICT Associate Professional Programme will:

  • Provide a hands-on learning mode to attain the skills demanded by industry.
  • Enable you to earn and learn and acquire a national qualification over a two year period equipping you with the knowledge and capabilities to progress your career in ICT.
  • Lead to internationally recognised qualifications.
  • Provide the opportunity to apply theoretical education and training in a real work setting helping you to build confidence in your abilities and gain independence.

For more information click here

You can register your interest for any of the above courses by emailing

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