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 Marie O'Donovan from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

Marie O'Donovan

Environmental Officer

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Marie O'Donovan

You should possibly consider studying environmental science or environmental engineering in third level.

You would also need to consider if you would like do quite a bit of driving during your day and to be able to oragnise your own work plans as both these things are important.

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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists 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.
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About Us

Sligo College of Further Education is the largest provider of Further Education in the Northwest offering a diverse range of courses for Post Leaving Certificate and mature students.

We have close links with our neighbour, Sligo Institute of Technology and we also work closely with industry and the professions, thus ensuring excellent employment opportunities and progression to Higher Education Institutions for our graduates. Students also have the opportunity to apply for an exciting entrepreneurship internship programme in Exeter, UK.

Our highly qualified and experienced teachers are dedicated to the educational development and advancement of all our students. Our facilities include specialist classrooms across all of our courses and rank among the best in the country. For those requiring accommodation there is an extensive range of good quality affordable houses/apartments within walking distance of the College.

Sligo is a vibrant and dynamic town with over 6000 Third Level/Further Education students and has excellent sporting and recreational facilities. We are confident that you will find a course that will help you achieve your ambitions and progress your education.

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Why us?

Sligo College of Further Education is the largest provider of Further Education in the Northwest offering a diverse range of courses for Post Leaving Certificate and mature students. We have over 30 courses to choose from in fully certified QQI Level 5 & 6.

We have close links with our neighbour, Sligo Institute of Technology and we also work closely with industry and the professions, thus ensuring excellent employment opportunities and progression to Higher Education Institutions for all our graduates. Learner grades and progression to employment and higher education are consistently high.

Sligo is a vibrant and dynamic town with over 6000 Third Level/Further Education students and has excellent sporting and recreational facilities. We are situated right beside ITSligo with students able to enjoy the facilities which both colleges have to offer.

Work experience is a mandatory element of each course whereby students are afforded the opportunity to develop vocational skills in a real work environment. All our students are afforded the opportunity to complete their work experience abroad in locations such as Exeter in the UK, Barcelona, Spain and Kempten in Bavaria, Germany, through the Erasmus+ programme.

SligoCFE is committed to providing the best possible learning environment for all our students. We make provision, wherever possible, to facilitate access and participation in the academic courses and student life of SligoCFE. We strive to create an inclusive community where all students are afforded the same opportunities to learn, socialise, participate and progress.


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