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 Catherine Day from EU Careers to give some advice for people considering this job:

Catherine Day

Secretary General

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Catherine Day
I would advise them to give it a go - it doesn’t mean you have to work there long term. You must know how to speak a language other than your mother tongue reasonably well, as a good proficiency is essential. It’s also important to know and understand the cultural diversity that makes up the European Union.

Our internships are a great chance to come for a short period to determine where your interests lie and taste the experiences. Starting out your career path with the EU gives you a really good foundation of insider knowledge of how the EU works and is so useful professionally, even if you don’t plan on working there forever.

It is also important for young Irish people to consider moving to countries that are not English speaking and working for the EU would be very useful to your long term career.
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WD124
Health Promotion

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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The BA (Hons) in Health Promotion is a full-time four year honours degree course. Health Promotion has been described by the World Health Organisation as "the process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health". Health promotion involves helping people change their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health. Crucially, health promotion also involves shaping public policy to ensure optimal health, and shaping environments to make it easier for people to be healthy. Empowering communities is also a core aim of health promotion. Thus, health promotion specialists work not just in the health or allied health sectors, but also work with a wide variety of population groups, and in a wide range of settings. There is a 16 week placement in the third year of the course. This introduces the student to practical health promotion settings and provides the student with the opportunity to practically apply the skills they have gained on the programme.

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Graduates from this course may find employment in fields such as:

  • Health Promotion Posts (Physical Activity, Smoking Cessation, Sexual Health, Men’s Health, Schools  etc) in the Health Service Executive

  • Community Development

  • Corporate wellness/workplace health promotion

  • Primary Care Setting/Public Health

  • Youth Work

  • Working with agencies for example Older Adult,Disabled, Disadvantaged, and Marginalised Groups

  • Local Authorities/County Councils

  • Advocacy

  • Research Posts



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