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 Aoife Lyons from Civil and Public Service Jobs to give some advice for people considering this job:

Aoife Lyons

Occupational Psychologist

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Aoife Lyons
Psychology is a very broad area and I would encourage people to reflect on the field that would suit them best. If you study pharmacy, you will graduate as a pharmacist. It is different in psychology. The role of a Clinical Psychologist differs significantly from the role of an Educational Psychologist, a Forensic Psychologist or a Sports Psychologist. A post graduate qualification will be required to practice in any of these fields. Regardless of the area of psychology that interests you, respect for and an interest in people is a key value that is required. Once you have qualifications, networks and professional bodies are a good way to meet prospective employers.
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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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