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 Kieran Magee from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Kieran Magee

Farm Manager - Dry Stock

Teagasc

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  Kieran Magee
Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work.  They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.

Education is very important.  It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.

The one thing that is vital in not alone this job, but any job, and alot of people don't seem to have it, is common sense. It's something so simple but really important. if you have no cop-on then nobody wants to know you.
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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Killester College of Further Education

Killester College of Further Education


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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.

Email: guidanceoffice@killestercollege.ie



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