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 Rachel Berry from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Rachel Berry

Pharmacist

Health Service Executive

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  Rachel Berry
Consider your options carefully. It is likely that you are expecting top grades in your Leaving Certificate if you are considering pharmacy as a career so there will be plenty of doors open to you. Make sure you do plenty of work experience in different areas of pharmacy and if it is healthcare you are interested in then consider getting some work experience in medicine etc. I know quite a few people who have completed a pharmacy degree only to realise they actually want to do medicine!
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Commis Chef
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Commis Chef

Note: This is one of 25 new/proposed apprenticeship programmes due to be launched in 2016 / 17. 

Proposer / provider: IT Tralee / Fáilte Ireland

The Commis chef involves acquiring the knowledge, skills and competence to carry out the core cooking tasks/responsibilities within the kitchen section (e.g. starters, vegetables, sweets, meats, sauces, etc.) in order to work autonomously at this level.

At the end of the apprenticeship, the commis chef will be able to demonstrate competence, knowledge and skills in the following areas:
  • Culinary
  • Food safety
  • People and
  • Business skills.
This apprenticeship programme is not yet validated. Additional information is constantly being added here, as it becomes available. Outline information is correct at August 2016.


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The Commis Chef apprenticeship programme is a 24 month training programme leading to a qualification at Level 6.


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This apprenticeship programme is not yet validated. Additional information is constantly being added here, as it becomes available. Outline information is correct at August 2016.


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This apprenticeship programme is not yet validated. Additional information is constantly being added here, as it becomes available. Outline information is correct at August 2016.


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This apprenticeship programme is not yet validated. Additional information is constantly being added here, as it becomes available. Outline information is correct at August 2016.

Being accepted on this proposed Apprenticeship will require a job seeker to first secure an “Apprenticeship Contract” with an approved organisation / employer.

As details of approved organisations become available, they will be included here.

Each approved organisation will determine the particular salary structure for the apprenticeship, which will be communicated at contract negotiation stage with the proposed candidate. 

There will be no difference in rate-of-pay between the time an apprentice spends on-the-job and time in training.


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This apprenticeship programme is not yet validated. Additional information is constantly being added here, as it becomes available. Outline information is correct at August 2016.


Getting an Apprenticeship header image

This apprenticeship programme is not yet validated. Additional information is constantly being added here, as it becomes available. Outline information is correct at August 2016.


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At the end of the apprenticeship, the commis chef will be able to demonstrate competence, knowledge and skills in the following areas: 

  • Culinary
  • Food safety
  • People and
  • Business skills.


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Chef

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