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 Bryan Daniels from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Bryan Daniels

Farmer - Dairy

Teagasc

Read more

  Bryan Daniels
The best bit of advice I could give anyone thinking about going into dairy farming is to go out and get experience first hand on a farm. This way you will know if you enjoy it and have a passion to do it first hand. If you do then studying agriculture in school and then onto an ag college is a great foundation to get the required knowledge you will need in the future.
Close

Administrative?
Administrative 
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
All Courses
PLC Progression Routes
PLC Points Calculator
CAO Points Calculator
CAO Video Guide

Monaghan Institute 
Cabra Community College 
National College of Art and Design - NCAD 
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation
Getting Involved
logo imagelogo image

Getting Involved

To register your school in the Tourism Awareness Programme, download the application form, and send the completed form to Fáilte Ireland before Easter in the year prior to running the programme.

You must fill in the details on the form, sign it yourself, and get your principal to sign it too. Then post or fax the form to Fáilte Ireland.

To download a Programme Registration Form click here

Assessment of TAP

It was proposed that the Tourism Awareness Transition Year Programme should be assessed by a portfolio of course work. This document suggests what this portfolio could include, and what weight might be given to each element.

View sample assessments

Work Experience

Work experience in a tourism operation is an optional part of the programme, allowing students the opportunity to observe tourism professionals in the workplace. Inputs from industry practitioners are a recommended feature of the programme.

As a guideline for those school students  working part-time or on their holidays in the Irish tourism industry. The Code of Practice below explains the standards that employees should live up to, and the treatment that they are entitled to expect from their employers.

Click here to see the Code of Practice

 Competitions

Students on the Tourism Awareness Programme are eligible to enter two International awards. Prizes include money and a trip to an international conference.

Click here for details of Student competitions