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 Mary Ita Heffernan from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Mary Ita Heffernan

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Health Service Executive

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Mary Ita Heffernan

Whilst in secondary school, I changed my mind many a time regarding the career path I wanted to pursue! I always knew that I wanted to work with people but was unsure about the profession which would most suit my interests and skills in this regard.

While in school, I definitely found that being unsure about the type or area of work you want to pursue is a very difficult and confusing position to be in, especially given the array of career choices now available and the pressure one feels in trying to make one’s mind up.

To this end, I would strongly advise anybody in this position to research courses and job descriptions well in order to make the most informed decision possible at that time in your life. 

I recommend one tries to gain as much work experience as possible as it will provide you with valuable insight into your skills, ability, likes/dislikes for certain areas of employment!!!!

Also I would research the courses and job areas as much as possible so that you can make an informed decision regarding your choices. If you can't gain enough information in school, contact the college directly or arrange to talk to somebody who facilitates the course. In particular, it would be really valuable to talk to somebody in the profession to gain a realistic and practical insight into the job.

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New Course - Garden Design and Horticulture

Garden Design and Horticulture - 5M2586

A one year level 5 course in one of Ireland’s fastest growing sectors.

This new one year course would both prepare students for the ever expanding Irish horticulture sector and provides students with the knowledge and skills relating to the horticulture and gardening industry. Students will have a mixture of classroom-based subjects, practical experience, mandatory work placement, and independent study. This course is designed to meet new needs for people interested in a career in horticulture, setting up their own horticultural business, or who want to introduce self-sufficiency into their lifestyle.

Starting September 2017 Interviews 31st May.

Phone 018026577, email dunboynecollege@lmetb.ie  or apply online here.

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