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 Rose Griffin from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:


Rose Griffin

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  Rose Griffin
Well in school you should try do a practical subject and get used to working with your hands. Physics is another subject that would be of benefit. It would help in the theory exams that you complete after each of the off the job training modules.

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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This course allows specialisation in either translation or intercultural studies. Students study two languages from French, German, Spanish or Japanese for at least one year, and may drop one of them from the second year forwards.

HC3 in relevant language French, German, Spanish or Irish required


This course involves the study of communication subjects such as media studies, cross-cultural communication, broadcasting, marketing, and media writing. Although the main focus of the course is academic, it also has a practical side, with and  exist to acquire skills in radio, video, photography, and imaging.


This course studies issues such as community breakdown, cultural tensions between east and western worlds, mass media and globalisation, and the impact of technology on lifestyles. It is a broadly based liberal arts degree, but offers a considerable scope for specialisation in current affairs in later years.

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