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 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).

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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Apply NOW for Intel Shannon Women in Technology Scholarship

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Apply NOW for Intel Shannon Women in Technology Scholarship

Friday, August 28, 2015 

Apply NOW for Intel Shannon Women in Technology Scholarship

The Closing Date for application to the Intel Women in Technology Scholarship programme is September 2015. 

Intel’s success in Ireland has been built on the quality of highly skilled and educated people available in the country. Through the “Women in Technology” scholarship program, Intel hopes to increase awareness and encourage a new generation of high-achieving women to take up the challenge of a career in technology.

Intel Shannon works closely with local schools and colleges to help ensure that the education system continues to produce the exceptional quality of graduates that has helped to make Intel in Ireland so successful.

Intel are offering: 

  • Scholarships for female school leavers, valued at €3,000 each per annum, entering specified four year undergraduate degree courses.
  • Scholarships for female students already placed in the first two years of relevant university degree courses, valued at €3,000 per annum, for remainder of their undergraduate courses.

The scholarship program includes opportunities for co-op placements and/or summer internships in the Intel Shannon workplace. To assist with career progression and further education; each scholar will be assigned a mentor from the Intel staff who can assist and provide advice on managing their academic career.

For full details on including information on how to apply click here

The CareersPortal Team