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


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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 Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Invitation to Globe Business College Dublin Workshop

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Invitation to Globe Business College Dublin Workshop

Friday, February 12, 2016 

Invitation to Globe Business College Dublin Workshop

Globe Business College, a third level Irish college founded in Munich in 2006, are hosting an invite only Business Workshop in Dublin. Globe is a small college, with a particular focus on students from family businesses, who's career path is entrepreneurship.

Date: 27th February 2016

Venue: Teeling Whiskey Distillery, 13-17 Newmarket, Dublin 8 

Time: 9am - 5pm 

Our offer is aimed at a niche group of students who are the sons and daughters of Mittelstand company owners or individuals who are interested in third level education that is relationship based and customised. In line with the educational concept of the college, marketing of Globe Business College is relationship based.

Participants of the workshop need to be between 16 and 19 years old and have an interest in business or entrepreneurship for their future studies or career. 

The educational approach of the college combines Irish and German business education in a relationship model that is centred on the individual student. Courses are taught completely in English and the business degree offered is accredited by the Irish government (through QQI).

Students are recruited to the college either through Word of Mouth in their existing parent and company network or through what are called "Golden Ticket" weekends where potential students within the network of the college are invited to come and explore one of the business workshops on offer which are held in cities around the world.

Note: Attendance at these events is strictly by invitation only

If your son or daughter would like to attend please ask them to register here

The workshop is free of charge for invited participants. The normal cost of the workshop is 200 Euros. Parents are also invited to accompany their sons and daughters to the event should they wish.
Invitations can be passed on to someone in your network if you do not have a child who is eligible to participate (however, an email must be sent to Jane Costley at to confirm who the ticket was given to). 
Full details including ticket information can be found here
Video: Globe Business School - The Student Perspective 

The CareersPortal Team