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 Kevin Keary from EU Careers to give some advice for people considering this job:


Kevin Keary

Parliamentary Assistant

EU Careers

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  Kevin Keary
Be proactive and look for the areas that interest you whether it’s the Environment or Human Rights and find MEP’s or interest groups that specialise in those interests and take the initiative to send them your CV.

Having a European language would help you considerably in this career. Irish should also not be ruled out as an option as this is considered as a second language.

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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RCSI 2016 TY Mini Med Programme

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RCSI 2016 TY Mini Med Programme

Friday, September 11, 2015 

RCSI 2016 TY Mini Med Programme

Registration has now opened for the lottery for the 2016  TY Mini Med Programme and closes on 18th September.

The RCSI Transition Year MiniMed School Programme offers a five day experience for Transition Year students interested in a career in Medicine.

The programme covers a wide variety of topics and is designed to introduce the student to both undergraduate and postgraduate aspects of a career in medicine. It takes place in RCSI, 123 St. Stephen's Green and in Beaumont Hospital. This programme is run annually in January.

This interactive programme gives Transition Year students the opportunity to experience what it is like to train and work as a doctor.

Students have the opportunity to witness a live operation via video link to the operating theatre. Topics covered include human anatomy, forensic medicine, surgery, obstetrics & paediatrics, psychiatry, and medicine, including emergency medicine, cardiology, respiratory disease, renal disease & family practice.

2016 Dublin TY MiniMed Programme

The 2016 RCSI Transition Year MiniMed Programme will take place from the 11th – 15th January 2016.

Registration has now opened for the lottery for the 2016  Programme and closes on 18th September

To register your school for a place in the programme and to obtain more information about the programme click here

The CareersPortal Team