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National Career Skills Competition 2019 Now Open for Entries

Make your work experience work for you

National Career Skills Competition 2019 Now Open for Entries

The National Career Skills Competition 2019 - Have you got what it takes?

Tell us about your Work Experience and the skills you developed during your placement and be in with a chance to win.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS

* Friday 12th APRIL  *

Open to 2nd level students who have taken part in Work Experience.

And this year it's even more exciting, with our BRAND NEW VLOG entry category!

Sponsored by McDonalds Ireland, four distinct competition categories apply:

  • Transition Year (TY) students 
  • Leaving Certificate (including LCA and LCVP) students 
  • Irish Language - Best entry “as Gaeilge”
  • FET/QQI

Prizes

We are giving away superb prizes for the top three entries in each category (TY, Leaving Cert (Incl. LCA and LCVP), Best Entry As Gaeilge, and Best Adult Entry).

The winner of each category receives the amazing GoPro Hero 6, with Dr Dre Beats for each 2nd Place and Creative Bluetooth Speaker for each 3rd Place.

In addition, the school of the winning student from each category will receive a cash prize of €1,000 for the relevant programme.

The National Career Skills Award Ceremony 2019 will take place in May at the Department of Education & Skills. The winning students, their parents, programme co-ordinators and principals will all be invited to attend the prize giving ceremony. 

The national co-ordinators from all programmes and the Vice President of the IGC will be in attendance, as will key individuals in the area of guidance, education and industry.

1st Prize


What's the Competition?

The competition is based on your work experience.

The competition asks you to investigate closely one career and subesquent work placement that you have undertaken. It asks you to describe the job-role, find out what education is required to enter it, to notice some of the skills required to do the job well, and most importantly, to tell us what skills you have developed during that time.

In other words, you need to complete a Career Investigation for a job role you observe during your work experience.

How to Enter

Competition Entries can be made online, by e-mail or by post.

Online Entries 
Online entry is accessible to students who register with CareersPortal.ie (click on the 'Sign Up' link at the top of every page). 

Postal Entries
Completed Entries should be sent to:

Programme Name (Category being entered - (Leaving Cert/LCA/LCVP, TY, Gaeilge)
National CareerSkills Competition
7 Richview Office Park
Clonskeagh
Dublin 

Good luck and remember if you are not in you cannot win!

Read more about the National Career Skills Competition here. Check out our Career Skills and Work Experience pages for inspiration. 

View 2018 Winners

Terms and Conditions apply

The CareersPortal Team

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