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 Mary Dineen from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:


Mary Dineen

Tax Trainee

Irish Tax Institute

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  Mary Dineen
An essential prerequisite to a career in tax is obtaining the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification. Due to the varied and hands on nature of the work in Taxand Ireland’s office, I have found working in tax very beneficial when preparing for the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) exams and conversely, I have found the knowledge I have acquired as part of the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) course has assisted me massively in my day to day work with Taxand Ireland (William Fry).

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

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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Jobs and Internships in Europe

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Jobs and Internships in Europe

Friday, July 17, 2015 

Jobs and Internships in Europe

Is a career working with the Institutions of the EU for you?

The European Union offers ambitious and talented people an exciting international career at the heart of a fast-moving, multinational environment and the chance to make a real and lasting difference.

The EU’s Institutions are always on the lookout for people who are skilled, ready for a challenge and who want to make a difference.

Since Ireland became a member of the EU in 1973, Irish citizens have been working in the EU and have managed to secure some of the highest positions available.

Did you know, for example, that there have been five Secretaries-General of the European Commission (that’s the highest-ranking civil servant in the European Commission) and two of them – David O’Sullivan and Catherine Day – are Irish?

Whether you are a final-year student in a university or college, a graduate, or a professional with years of experience, there is a role suitable for you in the EU.

Depending on your skills, experience and job description, you can work on things as varied as drafting policies and implementing EU law, managing projects, developing communication strategies, translating, interpreting or providing legal advice.


Irish Voices - EU Careers

to hear directly from Irish people currently working in the EU institutions

A list of current jobs and internship opportunities is

available here 

from European Movement Ireland


The CareersPortal Team