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 Nicola O'Higgins from Bord Iascaigh Mhara to give some advice for people considering this job:

Nicola O'Higgins

Fishmonger

Bord Iascaigh Mhara

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You need to work with people in the industry as knowledge is everything  - where to buy, who from, when etc. Health and safety courses and a pleasant manner and drive are also important.
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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Graduate Testimonial: Advanced Administration

My name is Orla Leech and I spent two years in Moate Business College from 2013-2015.  In my first year in Moate I completed the Level 5 Business and Office Adminsitration course where I studied a number of modules including bookkeeping, spreadsheets, word processing, text production and legal studies.  

After getting an insight into the office environment, I decided this was a career I would like to persue so I spent my second year in the college completing the Level 6 Advanced Adminstration course. 

In my second year I was greatly encouraged by the tutors in the college to apply to complete my work placement in the HSE, I secured a place there where I spent a number of weeks where I got a huge scope into the different deparments within the hospital.  I thoroughly enjoyed this work placement and I knew this was the future career I would like to persue.  After the completion of my course in 2015 I was offered a position in the HSE. 

I would highly recommend the college to anyone, especially the extremly helpful tutors who gave me the encouragement every day to work towards persuing a life long career.  I have learned so many skills and abilities from the time I have spent in the college, along with meeting some great people that I will have with me for many years to come. 


Article by: Moate Business College