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.

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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Train in biopharma for free

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Train in biopharma for free

Friday, June 09, 2017 

Train in biopharma for free

Would you like to train in biopharma for free?

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) has announced the launch of Springboard 2017, free, part-time, accredited training courses.

This year, for the first time, Springboard courses in biopharma will be open to people irrespective of their current employment status. Applications are open from May 29th, 2017.

The programmes which start in September 2017 are free of charge and are funded under the Springboard programme. Programmes feature placements in NIBRT’s award-winning facilities to provide applicants with the practical skills and experience required by the pharmaceutical industry.

What are the employment opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry?

The industry provides a wide range of employment opportunities across all levels for operators, technicians, engineers, analysts, graduates, administration and support staff. There has been a significant recent investment in the sector.

What is Springboard?

Springboard is a Government funded initiative to provide free, part-time, accredited training programmes for those who are currently unemployed.

Why should I choose a NIBRT Springboard programme?

NIBRT programmes are specifically designed to meet the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry and the job seeking candidate including:

  • A strong track record of NIBRT candidates obtaining employment in a dynamic sector with blue chip employers. 
  • Placements in NIBRT’s award-winning facilities to provide candidates with the practical skills and experience required by Industry.
  • Flexible distance learning programmes. - Modules in career support and development.
  • Instructors with extensive experience in training the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Accreditation by Higher Education Institutes.

How do I register for a course?

Candidates should register for their course of choice as soon as possible via

For further information contact NIBRT on to discuss any aspect of the programme.

The CareersPortal Team