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 Edel Butler from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:

Edel Butler

Administrative Officer

Irish Tax Institute

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Edel Butler
I think a career in tax is very rewarding and is an enjoyable career. There are a varied number of jobs which are available to someone with a tax qualification, including private practice, industry, Revenue, lecturing etc. The role of a tax adviser in practice or indeed within Revenue is, in my experience, extremely varied and challenging.

I would advise college students who are considering a career in tax to look into placements offered by their colleges / summer internships. I know from my time spent in private practice that a great number of the bigger accountancy / tax practice offer such positions to college students. This is a great way for such students to get a feel for what a career in tax entails and will help them in making a decision as to whether or not tax is something that they would enjoy.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Career Opportunities in the Biopharma, Medtech and Engineering Industry

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Career Opportunities in the Biopharma, Medtech and Engineering Industry

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 

Career Opportunities in the Biopharma, Medtech and Engineering Industry

Opportunities in the Life Science – Biopharma, Medtech & Engineering Industry

National Life Science Career Opportunities Biopharma, Medtech & Engineering Fair 2017

10:00am -2:00pm, Thursday 28 September 2017

Building on the success of 2016 we are delighted to announce that the National Life Science Career Opportunities Biopharma, Medtech, Engineering Fair designed as a meeting gateway of the Biopharma, Medtech and Engineering sector is taking place on Thursday 28th September from 10.00am – 2.00pm in the International Sports Arena, Athlone IT

This event involves Life Science - Biopharma, Medtech and Engineering companies nationally attending to offer jobs and career advice.  It will provide an opportunity for companies to meet with students, graduates and job seekers to talk about the skills required for the Life Science sector and the career pathways available.

CV and Interview workshops will run throughout the day.

The event is free, however, pre-registration is required.

Register FREE online here.

Follow @RegionalSkill on twitter for all updates; contact Anne on 086 1415270 for any queries.

This event is ran by Midlands Regional Skills, Biopharmachem Ireland, Irish Medtech Association, First Polymer Skillnet, Pharmachem Skillnet and The Department of Social Protection.