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.

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Event Rider

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The most important thing to keep in mind is that this is more of a life style than a job.
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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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Posted on July 5, 2017

Key Dates for Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Apprenticeships
Interested in an apprenticeship in Cavan or Monaghan? Apprentices earn while they learn and build valuable work-ready skills in a chosen occupation. Apprenticeships open up exciting and rewarding careers, with learning grounded in the practical experience of undertaking a real job.

For details on apprenticeships in Cavan and Monaghan contact Gaye McGuigan Tel: (049) 4353956 Email: gayemcguigan@cmetb.ie

Traineeships

  • Outdoor Activity Instructor
  • OEM Engineering Technology
  • Hospitality Traineeship
  • Laboratory Techniques

One year long Traineeship programmes combine formal training with extensive workplace placement. All traineeships include:

  • Industry recognised certification (QQI and/or City and Guilds)
  • Meal and travel allowances
  • Other allowances may also be payable

Contact Siobhan Mulleary Tel: (049) 4353963 Email; training@cmetb.ie

Key Dates to note for Traineeships

OEM Engineering Traineeship
Closing date - Friday 7th July
Course details here

Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship
Round 1 offers will be made in the coming weeks. Applications are still accepted for vacant places.
Course details here


Laboratory Techniques Traineeship
Information Event and Interviews - Tuesday 15th August in Monaghan Institute.
Course details here

Hospitality Traineeship

Applications are still accepted for this traineeship and interviews will be scheduled in August.


Course details here

Free Focused Full-Time Training Programmes
Full range of free full-time training programmes including courses in Welding, Construction, CSCS, Dry Lining, Steel Fixing, Shuttering Skills (Formworks), Logistics, Smart Technologies, Administration, Train the Trainer, Career Planning, Catering, Horticulture, HGV, Forklift and Bus Driving.

Contact Siobhan Mulleary Tel: (049) 4353963 Email; training@cmetb.ie


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