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 Mary Ita Heffernan from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Mary Ita Heffernan

Social Worker

Health Service Executive

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Mary Ita Heffernan

Whilst in secondary school, I changed my mind many a time regarding the career path I wanted to pursue! I always knew that I wanted to work with people but was unsure about the profession which would most suit my interests and skills in this regard.

While in school, I definitely found that being unsure about the type or area of work you want to pursue is a very difficult and confusing position to be in, especially given the array of career choices now available and the pressure one feels in trying to make one’s mind up.

To this end, I would strongly advise anybody in this position to research courses and job descriptions well in order to make the most informed decision possible at that time in your life. 

I recommend one tries to gain as much work experience as possible as it will provide you with valuable insight into your skills, ability, likes/dislikes for certain areas of employment!!!!

Also I would research the courses and job areas as much as possible so that you can make an informed decision regarding your choices. If you can't gain enough information in school, contact the college directly or arrange to talk to somebody who facilitates the course. In particular, it would be really valuable to talk to somebody in the profession to gain a realistic and practical insight into the job.

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Dublinia Heritage Course open for application

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Dublinia Heritage Course open for application


Friday, July 14, 2017 




Dublinia Heritage Course open for application

Do you want to be a Tour Guide, or to work at one one of Ireland's many heritage sites around the country? 

The Dublinia Heritage Project is now recruiting for the next Cultural and Heritage Studies Programme which commences 18th September 2017.

This is a combined professional training and work experience programme. It is a QQI Level 5 Major Award of 50 weeks duration and will provide the practical experience and knowledge needed for employment in the Heritage and Tourism industry.

Participants benefit from work experience in Dublinia Heritage Centre and St Patrick’s Cathedral and will benefit from visits to other heritage sites around the country.

The Cultural and Heritage Studies programme covers subject areas such as Archaeology, Folklore and Ethnology with additional weekly French Language classes.

Next course start date: 18th September 2017.

No previous experience or certificates are requested but motivation and an interest in Heritage and History are a must. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

More information here [pdf], or contact the Dublinia Heritage Course Office:

Phone: (01) 679 4611 - E-mail: heritagecourse@dublinia.ie - Website 

The CareersPortal Team