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 Lydia Peppard from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Lydia Peppard

Care Assistant

Health Service Executive

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Lydia Peppard
The advise that I would give to someone considering this job is to do their Leaving Cert and do the Transition year as this would give an opportunity to get some job experience or do some voluntary work within the community.

Do a Level 5 FETAC health related course. The skills and qualities that are needed to do this type of work are a real sense of caring for other people, communication skills, listening skills, be able to take and give constructive criticism without causing or taking offence, patience a willing to give your best effort to your work.
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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Posted on October 27, 2017

School Visits

Second-level students of today are the third-level students of tomorrow. IT Carlow offers information materials, advice and support to second-level students, their families, guidance counsellors and teachers through its Schools Liaison Programme. This programme aims to support prospective students in making informed career choices and consists of various events scheduled throughout the academic year and includes the following:

  • School Visits and Presentations
  • Campus Visits
  • Participation at Exhibitions
  • Open Day at IT Carlow

Institute Publications

IT Carlow has a number of publications to assist prospective students, which are available on request. To request copies of any of the below please contact Mary Bates, Schools Liaison Officer on t:059 9175092 or e: mary.bates@itcarlow.ie

  • Full-time Prospectus
  • Course to Career Booklet
  • Student Handbook
  • New Course Leaflets
  • Lifelong Learning Prospectus


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