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


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.


Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Posted on November 15, 2017
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Nov 10th 2017: Erasmus for Security week long conference concluded today at GTI. Excellent work on Multiculturalism in the Classroom and Workplace by delegates from The Netherlands, Finland, UK, Hungary and Ireland.
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Nov 8th 2017: More Erasmus+ action with our 8 Turkish students who are with us for a month in our Media Department:
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Nov 8th 2017: Erasmus+ Information session for GTI Fashion students today on upcoming Tenerife Placement: Facebook Twitter 

Nov 7th 2017: Specialist Colour Education Training day with L’Oreal for our Second Year Hairdressing students: Facebook Twitter 

Nov 5th 2017: Erasmus+ success for our GTI Soccer sporting students as they return home tomorrow following a successful 3 week placement in Glasgow: Facebook Twitter 

Nov 1st: Nursing students with teacher Maire O'Neill at Petersburg Adventure Centre recently: Facebook  Twitter


College awareness week: POISE Holistic Massage and reflexology: 21st Nov - 9.30am- 11am POISE Salon, Room 11, GTI. Cost €15, in aid of JIGSAW.

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