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 Kieran Magee from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:

Kieran Magee

Farm Manager - Dry Stock

Teagasc

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Kieran Magee
Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work.  They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.

Education is very important.  It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.

The one thing that is vital in not alone this job, but any job, and alot of people don't seem to have it, is common sense. It's something so simple but really important. if you have no cop-on then nobody wants to know you.
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Graduate Testimonial: Business & Office Administration

I completed the Level 5 Business and Office Administration in Moate Business College. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the excellent staff of Moate Business College for everything they have done to help me while attending last year.  I would highly recommend MBC to anyone who may be considering attending.  I thoroughly enjoyed my course in Moate Business College and would recommend anyone considering a career in administration to attend this course as this course covers all aspects you will need in your career and the confidence to pursue to your career in this area. 

I am certain anyone who has completed this course will agree with me; from attending this course I now have so many new skills which will stand to me in any career I decide to follow so therefore I recommend that anyone considering this course go and do it.  The business and office administration course gave you an insight into areas you might not have considered as a career by offering various subjects on their course such as legal studies, which was my favourite, spread sheets, book keeping and typing skills.  This allowed us to look in different directions when we completed the course and opened more career opportunities than we had imagined when beginning the course in September.

Moate Business College are part of the Erasmus+ Programme which I was lucky enough to be a part of.  I was chosen to go to Romania to complete my three weeks’ work placement.  I went with a group of eight people from Moate Business College who were also doing courses there in various areas such as nursing, childcare and social studies.  My work experience was very enjoyable.  I worked in an office which helped people with disabilities.

I set up job workshops and created folders and documents to help these people obtain jobs.  As well as working, we also got to do other activities such as skiing, visiting the juvenile detention centre, going to the Opera House and attending some of the parties and events held by the local universities in Timisoara.  I would recommend that everyone apply to take part in the Erasmus+ Programme.  It was an amazing experience that I would happily relive over and over again. 

I could talk all day about how much I recommend Moate Business College and the Business and Office Administration course but I will stop here by saying if you are considering this college in any way possible than apply, you will not be sorry as you will gain massive opportunities and life-long skills.


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