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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Ballsbridge College of Further Education - Profile

Ballsbridge College of Further Education

Enrolment Day 2016

Ballsbridge College of FE is holding an Enrolment Day on Wednesday, 13th April 2016  from 2.00pm-4.00pm. All are welcome.

Courses cover areas such as accounting; marketing and advertising; criminology; social studies; auctioneering; event management; applied psychology; web design and multimedia; human resources; IT skills; media; law and international aid and development. 

The college also offers courses in health sector studies; community development; start your own business, Chinese with business; digital marketing; EFL and TEFL. All courses include a work placement component.

Students can also available of internships opportunities abroad. Ballsbridge College welcomes and supports all students and strives to provide a learning environment that is inclusive and supportive of all ages, background and experience. 

Mature students and social welfare recipients are particularly welcome.

The college is equipped to the highest standards in information and communication technology and offers various students supports such as career guidance and counselling, student tutoring and a virtual learning environment.

The college is located in Ballsbridge and is easily accessible by bus, Dart and Luas from all parts of the city and beyond. 

It is a pleasant 20 minute walk from Grafton Street. For further details on how to find the college and additional details on the college’s courses please visit the college website at www.ballsbridgecollege.com, contact the college at 01-6684806 or email info@ballsbridge.cdetb.ie

All the college's courses provide students with the knowledge and skills required to work in their chosen employment sector or to use the award to progress to Higher Education. VTOS and BTEA places are available.

Contact Details:

Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Phone: (01) 668 4806       Email: info@ballsbridge.cdetb.ie    

Website: www.ballsbridgecollege.com

 

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