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 Claire Howlin from Forestry Careers Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

Claire Howlin

Forest Management Planner

Forestry Careers Ireland

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Claire Howlin
Go for it. There is nothing to lose. If you enjoy the outdoors, forestry will really suit you. On the other hand, if you would rather be in the office, there are many jobs within the sector like mine so it is a win-win situation. The forestry degree course is very broad so donít think of it as stand-alone forestry. The course could lead you in so many directions you wonít believe how many doors will open up for you. When selecting work placement, be clever about where you do it. Research the company. Why not ask them if you can continue to work with them through the summer increasing your chances of being hired. The forestry sector is very strong at present and is set to get even stronger so for me a course in Forestry is seriously worth thinking about.  
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Ballsbridge College of Further Education is a long-established State-owned College situated in the suburb of Ballsbridge just two kilometres from Dublin city centre. Located at the heart of the business community, the College is easily accessible by public transport including Dublin’s light rail system, the DART.

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Why us?

Our students are at the centre of everything we do. We provide educational programmes of excellence that respond to the needs of local, national and international students.  We pride ourselves on maintaining a stimulating learning environment where all our students are supported and encouraged to achieve their potential.

Graduates of our QQI Level 5 and Level 6 are very successful at gaining entry to level 6, 7 and 8 courses in institutes of technology and universities through the Higher Education Link Scheme. We have opened up other progression routes for our students through our partnerships with third level institutions.

Ballsbridge College offers a wide range of PLC programmes, some of which are exclusive to the College. We have built a strong reputation over the years for developing and delivering innovative programmes at both Level 5 and 6.   

Ballsbridge College has a long established reputation as a provider of quality PLC programmes. The College has developed close links with employers, Higher Education Institutes and professional bodies to offer employment opportunities and progression routes to our graduates.   

The college is a small friendly place in Ballsbridge, only 2kms from  Dublin city centre.  We are well served by bus, DART, and LUAS connections. 


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