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 Liam Dowling from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Liam Dowling

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

St. Michael's House

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Do your homework, ask about it - there is lots of infomation out there.  You need to be person centred, social, not afraid to mix and to have an understanding of disability or at least be prepared to learn about it. 

People with an Intellectual Disability  ARE NOT SICK , but they can get sick like everyone else and sometimes I feel people outside don't fully understand this. They don't just need Gods help. They need the help of qualified people that want to understand them so that their needs are met and they have chance to enjoy their life as much as is possible.

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Student Bursars Wanted for Marine Institute Work Experience Programme

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Student Bursars Wanted for Marine Institute Work Experience Programme


Monday, January 23, 2017 




Student Bursars Wanted for Marine Institute Work Experience Programme

The Marine Institute is inviting students to apply for a number of in many exciting areas for this summer 2017. The Marine Institute Bursary Scholarship Scheme is worth €275 per week for an 8 to 12 week placement (bursary dependant).

They will be based in various locations including the Marine Institute Oranmore, Co. Galway, Newport, Co. Mayo and other locations/ ports around the country.

Application Deadline Date is 10th February 2017

The Marine Institute's Bursary Scholarship Scheme provides valuable practical experience for students, in areas of research such as Marine Fisheries, Salmon Management, Aquaculture, Fish Health Unit, Oceanography Instrumentation, Benthic Ecology, Communications and the Office of Research & Development.

The Bursary Programme is aimed at undergraduates of Universities, Institutes of Technology and National Institutes for Higher Education. The Scheme is strictly limited to undergraduates who will have completed two years study in a relevant discipline by the beginning of June.

Previous bursars have gone on to work in the Marine Institute (including two Directors of the Institute), BIM, Regional Fisheries Boards, county councils, pharmaceutical companies, State Laboratories, with some going as far afield as the EPA in Sydney Australia and some now running their own companies.

To Apply for the Summer Bursary Programme:

Please check out the bursary titles on offer

Select the two bursaries that interest you most and in order of preference

Complete the Application Form and return it FAO Annette Jordan, Marine Institute, Furnace, Newport, Co Mayo

For more information click here