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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.



Employers Now Recruiting for Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship

Employers recruiting for Level 8 "earn and learn" insurance practitioner programme

Employers Now Recruiting for Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship

Employers have now started recruiting for trainee insurance practitioners, as part of the "earn and learn" Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship. The three-year programme consists of both on-the-job training and off-the-job online study, supported by The Insurance Institute of Ireland, leading to a Level 8 BA (Hons) in Insurance Practice from IT Sligo. For more details about the apprenticeship and on the breakdown of the training over the three years of the programme, click here.

A number of firms are now hiring apprentices at locations across the country. These include OMW Insurance, Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA), Aon, Mount Street Group, and Zurich. For details on how to apply, click here.

One of the most attractive aspects of an apprenticeship programme is that you can earn while you gain your qualification to become an Insurance Practitioner. During the programme, you'll earn a salary and your academic training will be government funded. Employers set salaries that are commensurate with the industry rate for the job. A reduced annual apprentice registration fee will apply (€600 annually).

Entry Requirements:

Candidates progressing from the Leaving Certificate will be required to have:
  • a minimum of 4 Ds at Ordinary Level and 2 C3s or higher at Higher Level, or 4 06/H7s and 2 H5s or higher.
  • Maths (F2/O6/H7) and English or Irish (O6/H7) are also required.
  • a minimum of 140 points.
Note: FETAC applicants must present a full cognate (Level 5 or 6) award, including distinction grades in at least three components. 

You can check your eligibility for the programme by accessing the complete Entry Requirements here.

To register your interest for the apprenticeship, click here.

To learn more about the Insurance sector, click here.

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