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 Lydia Peppard from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Lydia Peppard

Care Assistant

Health Service Executive

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  Lydia Peppard
The advise that I would give to someone considering this job is to do their Leaving Cert and do the Transition year as this would give an opportunity to get some job experience or do some voluntary work within the community.

Do a Level 5 FETAC health related course. The skills and qualities that are needed to do this type of work are a real sense of caring for other people, communication skills, listening skills, be able to take and give constructive criticism without causing or taking offence, patience a willing to give your best effort to your work.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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The Institute will:

  • Offer a range of relevant and flexible learning opportunities within a professional and supportive learning environment, which are career focused.
  • Provide increased lifelong learning opportunities commensurate with the career requirements of those living in the region and with the developmental needs of business and industry.
  • Promote equality of access and opportunity to widen participation and facilitate all learners in achieving their potential.
  • Serve as a leader and centre for the advancement of research, commercial innovation and enterprise development within the region.
  • Implement civic engagement initiatives to maximise participation of, and increase opportunities for, all citizens in the development of the region.
  • Cultivate a range of international activities and partnerships to advance the core activities and role of the Institute.

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Teaching and Learning at ITT Dublin

ITT Dublin offers a broad range of both full-time and part-time Undergraduate Programmes and a number of taught Post Graduate Programmes that are recognised internationally. The Institute prides itself on its commitment to teaching and learning and provides students with opportunities for flexible learning, distance learning, customised on site work based learning and international partnerships. Students are nurtured in a supportive environment that boasts excellent information services, access and career advice, targeted academic supports, health centre, provision for those with disabilities and active clubs and societies.

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Enterprise & Innovation at ITT Dublin

Synergy Centre at ITT Dublin is the innovation centre of South Dublin County. With a focus on the high-tech and knowledge intensive sectors, our aim is to enable industry and academia to interact to create viable enterprises for South Dublin County that will secure the area’s future in terms of job creation, innovation and export potential.

Research at ITT Dublin

Research has flourished at ITT Dublin reflecting the high priority attached to it by the Institute. The Institute hosts seven research centres and strategic partnerships with other higher education institutions have been established. The Institute has had tremendous success in winning research funding from national and industry research funding programmes. Research areas include:

  • Microbial host interactions, biofilm formation, and the molecular characterisation of infection processes
  • Pharmaceutical research and development, including drug discovery, molecular characterisation, toxicity evaluation, and process analytical technology
  • Microsensors for clinical research and analysis, including biomedical sensor devices based on electrochemical and other methods of detection
  • Computing, including ontologies to model orthogonal aspects of eLearning and enterprise software technologies research
  • Biomedical engineering focused on orthopaedics, biomechanics, design, FEA and CFD analysis, and rapid prototyping
  • Franco-Irish studies examining the historical, literary, spiritual, cultural and other links between France and Ireland.