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 Siobhan Canny from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Siobhan Canny

Midwife

Health Service Executive

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Siobhan Canny

I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.

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Killester College of Further Education, Dublin 5 is a centre of learning committed to providing education and training of the highest quality. As a College of the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB), we continue to strive to excel in responding to the educational needs of the community. The programmes we offer are learner-centred and provided in a friendly, inclusive and supportive environment. In fact we won a Award for Excellence through Accessibility in 2011.

All our courses range from FETAC levels 4, to levels 5 and 6. They are accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) They are qualifications in themselves but can also be used to progress onto Third Level. We welcome all ages from school leavers to Mature students.

We are situated 5 minutes from Killester Dart Station which is two stops from Connolly Station.

PLC Grants; Back to Education Allowances; Vocational Training and Opportunities scheme (VTOS) are available.

If you are an early school leaver, unemployed, wanting to upskill, seeking to go on to Third level-we offer you a platform.

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