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 Kieran Magee from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:


Kieran Magee

Farm Manager - Dry Stock


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  Kieran Magee
Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work.  They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.

Education is very important.  It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.

The one thing that is vital in not alone this job, but any job, and alot of people don't seem to have it, is common sense. It's something so simple but really important. if you have no cop-on then nobody wants to know you.

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Tipperary Skills for Work Week pre Employment seminar with TOPAZ

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Tipperary Skills for Work Week pre Employment seminar with TOPAZ

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 

Tipperary Skills for Work Week pre Employment seminar with TOPAZ

Feeding Ireland’s Future – Skills For Work Week

ECR Ireland (Efficient Consumer Response) in conjunction with Youthreach (a second chance at education) and Intreo will be hosting a Pre-Employment Skills Seminar as part of ‘Feeding Ireland’s Future – Skills for Work Week’ in Templemore College of Further Education on Friday March 4th 2016 from 10am-12pm.

Our assigned company for the seminar is Topaz who have agreed to work with us on this Pre-Employment Skills seminar and lend their expertise to guide both our Ceim Eile Youthreach students and our PLC students into suitable preparation for the world of work. The seminar will also be assisted by Intreo which is the Department of Social Protection’s employment and income supports service. Intreo will have personnel on site in Templemore College on March 4th also from 10am-12pm.

Now in its third year, Feeding Ireland’s Future is an initiative which has brought Irish companies in the retail and food industry together with the Department of Social Protection to offer pre-employment skills training to young people.

This year the initiative has been extended to incorporate Youthreach centres throughout the country, three of which are based in Tipperary, Cappawhite, Roscrea and Templemore with Templemore facilitating this year’s seminar.

Here in Templemore College of Further Education we see this as a very positive and worthwhile exercise in assisting many of our students to be prepared to access the world of work and in particular the fast moving consumer goods area which employs thousands of people in this country. We look forward to many of our students gaining handsomely from this seminar which will guide them towards their future employment.

There are many companies participating in this year’s initiative including Topaz who we are delighted to have as our assigned company and to have the opportunity to work with such a high calibre national operator. A list of all the other participating companies is located on our website .


The CareersPortal Team