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 Paul Meany from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Paul Meany

School Principal

Department of Education and Skills

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  Paul Meany

Need to have a belief about the value of the sort of education provided by the school to which you are applying.

Need to be able to cope with ambivalence - being leader in the school is not a black and white thing.

Need to believe in people, whether it is staff or students.

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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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Engineering Your Future TY Programme Now Open

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Engineering Your Future TY Programme Now Open


Thursday, April 07, 2016 




Engineering Your Future TY Programme Now Open

Applications are now being accepted for Engineering Your Future - a week-long, hands-on programme designed to introduce TY students to the exciting and diverse world of engineering.

The programme, supported by STEPS and hosted by a number of third-level institutes throughout Ireland, offers Transition Year students the opportunity to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the skills required of engineers and the career opportunities available to qualified engineers. 
  • Learn about the disciplines and technologies making up the exciting world of engineering. 
  • Meet engineers at various stages in their careers and hear about their experiences. 
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the diversity of engineering at third level and its subject content.
  • Experience what engineers do on a daily basis through industry visits.

The programme is still open for a number of third-level institutes around the country in May 2016, including:

  • Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology – now open
  • Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT - opening soon

Applicants must fill in an application form and pay a small fee to take part.

 

Click here for more information

including how to apply.