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 John Kehoe from Deloitte to give some advice for people considering this job:


John Kehoe

Senior Manager - Audit


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  John Kehoe
Accountancy/Audit is a challenging and rewarding career. Although the work can be hard, the benefits, such as salary, career security and career development prospects, once qualified outweigh the amount of overtime worked and the length of the contract.

Many of my friends now are working with Deloitte in Australia or New Zealand and there are options now to work in the US also. With Deloitte there are many opportunities to transfer to other Deloitte member firms all over the world!

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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Stage Management at The Lir Academy

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This is a two year level 8 Professional Diploma in Stage Management and Technical Theatre. It is a practiced based course which means that students learn by doing.

Subjects covered include stage management, lighting, sound, prop making, film and TV, set construction (woodwork and metalwork), technical drawing, wardrobe, scenic art, make up.

The course allows students to specialise in their chosen area in year two by being head of department in at least one of The Lir's inhouse productions.  Year one will ensure that each student has experience and learnings in all of the subject areas.

This course is ideal for students who have experience in working behind the scenes in school plays, youth drama productions, community theatre productions, festivals, concerts etc. and who would like a career as a theatre technician or a stage manager.

Entry Requirements:

All courses require that the applicant meets the matriculation set out by Trinity College Dublin, i.e

To be offered a place in Trinity you must:

  • Present six subjects, three of which must be at grade C or above on higher Leaving Certificate papers or at least grade C in the University Matriculation examination

The six subjects above must include:

  • A pass in English
  • A pass in mathematics and a pass in a language other than English


  • a pass in Latin and a pass in a subject other than a language

Further info on matriculation requirements can be found here

In addition, applicants should have six months experience in working behind the scenes either in a theatre, festival, drama group, concert etc.

Students will be asked to bring a portfolio of their work to the interview.  This can include flyers, leaflets, programmes etc on the shows that they have worked on. 

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