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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.
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Stephen Landers, Internal Auditor
Stephen Landers works in the Group Internal Audit Scheme at Bank of Ireland. Stephen previously studied Psychology at Trinity which gave him a solid foundation in data and statistical analysis for his current role. He has worked in a variety of areas including IT function and Global markets function.
I took German, Biology, History and Technical Drawing. To be honest, they didn’t end up influencing where I went with my career!
I studied Psychology at Trinity College Dublin, where I graduated from with a B.A (Hons) in 2013.
Whereas Psychology does not seem like a likely springboard into banking and finance, the degree gave me a solid foundation in data and statistical analysis and in report writing which have greatly helped me in my day job.
As part of the Group Internal Audit Graduate Programme in bank of Ireland, the Bank is supporting me in obtaining my ACCA qualification.