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 Oisin Murphy from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:

Oisin Murphy

Apprentice Carpenter

Construction Industry Federation

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Be as open to advice and teaching as possible. Craft your own methods and ways of doing things and always continue to learn and devlop yourself and your skills.

You need to enjoy working with your hands.

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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A Career in Accounting direct from Leaving Cert

CPA has options for school leavers to explore

Looking for a career in accounting? We have a few options available for students coming direct from Leaving Certificate:

Certificate in Business and Accounting

The CPA Certificate in Business and Accounting is a one academic year course which comprises of the first stage of professional exams (F1). The course is aimed at students beginning their studies or career in business. Upon completion, you will be awarded with the CPA Certificate in Business and Accounting. Students who successfully complete the certificate programme can then progress to further accounting studies (F2) so provides the perfect starting block for students.

The course is run fully online with a very supportive learning package with access to filmed lectures and manuals and so offers that added flexibility. Full details on the CPA Certificate and entry requirements can be found here

CPA Accounts Executive Traineeship

The CPA Accounts Executive Programme is a one-year full time, fully-funded, academic programme followed by a three-month training contract run by the Education and Training Boards in conjunction with CPA Ireland, for ambitious school leavers or students wishing to pursue a career as a professional accountant.

Students will cover all the subjects from the CPA Certificate in Business and Accounting and will be awarded the CPA Certificate in Business and Accounting upon completion of the traineeship. Please click here to see more information about the one year traineeship and the requirements to apply for the course. The 2017 traineeship will be starting mid-September 2017 and we have the traineeship running in 2 locations, Athlone and Cork as of now.

For more information on either of these routes to CPA qualification visit our website at or call Sinead on 014251056



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