Attention TY, Leaving Cert and FET/QQI students!
Have you completed a work experience placement? If so, tell us about the skills you learnt on your placement and be in with the chance of winning a Mac Book Air and €1,000 for your school.
The CareersPortal Career Skills competition is officially open and accepting applications.
Due to the snow, the deadline has been extended to Wednesday 11th April 2018.
Now in its 10th year, this competition has received 11,857 entrants to date from 249 schools nationwide. So far there have been 201 winners across five categories: Leaving Cert, Transition Year, Leaving Cert Irish language entry, Transition year Irish language entry and last year a new category was introduced, Adult Learners FET/QQI. Have you got what it takes to join our list of winners?
This exciting competition promotes the importance of Career Skills and encourages the value of career research. It gives students the chance to reflect on the skills they developed during their work experience, and how those skills can help them in their future career.
Why do I need to know my skills?
Being able to describe your skills is critically important when it comes to activities such as job interviews and creating your CV. Gaining some real-life work experience and using what you learned to help you identify important “career” or “employability” skills is one of the most effective ways of building your skill-set. Even more important is being able to communicate what you learned. This competition is designed to help you identify the career skills that you developed during your work experience and communicate these effectively at an interview or on your CV. To find out more about career skills click here.
How to Enter:
In order to enter you must complete a work experience placement. Entrants need to complete a career investigation and discuss the skills they discovered while on work placement. You can download the application guidelines here:
- Transition Year
- Leaving Certificate
- Transition Year Irish Language Entry
- Leaving Certificate Irish Language Entry
- FET/ QQI
You can enter online (you need to create a free CareersPortal account first),
by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or post to: CareersPortal, College House, 71-73 Rock Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
The closing date for the competition is Wednesday 11th April 2018.
Shortlists will be announced at the end of April and the winners will be contacted in the first week of May.
The competition is developed by CareersPortal, and is supported by the Department of Education and Skills, An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta & Gaelscolaíochta (COGG), TY, LCVP and LCA Programmes. The competition is sponsored by McDonald's People.
For more information on this competition click here.
Best of luck!