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 Siobhan Canny from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Siobhan Canny


Health Service Executive

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  Siobhan Canny

I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.


The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Irish Tax Institute Third Level Scholarship 2016

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Irish Tax Institute Third Level Scholarship 2016

Thursday, March 03, 2016 

Irish Tax Institute Third Level Scholarship 2016


CLOSING DATE for expression of interest Friday, 4 March 2016.

This Scholarship Programme is an opportunity for students to receive some financial assistance through third-level education and on to the CTA programme to begin a career as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).

Students will also be provided with a mentor from the Irish Tax Institute to support them through the Scholarship Programme.

If the student aspires to a dynamic profession, one which offers top-level opportunities in business and industry at home or abroad, but require financial support to progress to third-level, then this Scholarship programme offers him/her an ideal opportunity to pursue a career in tax.

Who is eligible to apply?

Leaving Certificate students in the Republic of Ireland who are interested in a career in tax and feel they will achieve at least 475 points in the Leaving Certificate, but who require financial support to progress to third-level can apply. 

How do students apply?

Students will be required to be nominated by a school guidance counsellor, who will be required to submit an expression of interest on their behalf by Friday, 4 March 2016.

The student will then have to complete an application form which should be submitted along with a profile as to why they think they should receive the Scholarship by Friday, 8 April 2016.

How will candidates be selected?

The Irish Tax Institute Scholarship Committee will carry out the selection process.  All applications will be reviewed according to a number of criteria including the student’s enthusiasm for completing the Scholarship Programme and pursuing a career in tax, their requirement for financial support and their ability to achieve 475 points in the Leaving Certificate.

So what next?

Log on to CareersinTax for more details.

Our most recent Scholarship winner

We were delighted to award our Third Level Scholarship for 2015 at our recent Conferring Ceremony to Alisha Kearns. Alisha is from Dunmore East and is studying for a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) in UCC.

Careers in Tax - School Visits

Would you like your students to find out more about a career in tax? The Irish Tax Institute has a team of CTA volunteers who would be delighted to visit your school and share their inspiring career in tax stories with your students.

For more information click here