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The job that I do is highly specialised and the skills that I am required to have to do my job can only be acquired in our restaurant. However, by taking a job in McDonald's you are opening a career path to use those skills anywhere - the skills you acquire are very transferable. It doesn’t matter where you start, the opportunities are there.

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Irish Tax Institute Launches 2015 3rd Level Scholarship

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Irish Tax Institute Launches 2015 3rd Level Scholarship

Monday, February 23, 2015 

Irish Tax Institute Launches 2015 3rd Level Scholarship

Irish Tax Institute launches 2015 Third-Level Scholarship Programme

So what’s it all about?

The Scholarship Programme is an opportunity for you to receive some financial assistance through third-level education and on to the AITI programme to begin a career as an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).  You will also be provided with a mentor from the Irish Tax Institute to support you through the Scholarship Programme.

If you aspire to a dynamic profession, one which offers top-level opportunities in business and industry at home or abroad, but you require financial support to progress to third-level, then this Scholarship programme offers you 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 450 points in the Leaving Certificate, but who require financial support to progress to third-level can apply. 

How do I apply?

You will be required to be nominated by a school guidance counsellor, so speak to him/her in the first instance.  They will submit an expression of interest on your behalf by Friday, 6 March 2015.

You will then have to complete an application form which should be submitted along with a profile from you as to why you think you should receive the Scholarship by Friday, 27 March 2015.

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 your enthusiasm for completing the Scholarship Programme and pursuing a career in tax, your requirement for financial support and your ability to achieve 450 points in the Leaving Certificate.

So what next?

Log on to  for more details including profiles of some of previous successful scholarship winners!

Visit the Irish Tax Institute 'Sector Expert' Area for full details of careers in taxation.

For more on the range of Third Level Scholarships and Awards available at Irish Colleges and Universities click here.

The CareersPortal Team