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 Nicole Feighery from Insurance to give some advice for people considering this job:

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Nicole Feighery
I would offer 3 pieces of advice:

- Have a open mind and embrace change in order to grow
- Believe in yourself and your team - anything is possible!
- Be a problem solver, any problem big or small has a solution if you commit to finding one.

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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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.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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The BSc Genetics will teach you to understand how genes work in individuals and populations. On this course, particular emphasis is placed on the molecular basis of genetics, but all facets are covered throughout the degree and all graduates have a strong foundation in modern genetics. 

BSc Genetics at UCC - A Student's Perspective with Audrey Dearing

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CK405 - Genetics

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CK405 - Genetics
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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CASFX  5M5267  Food Science
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques

Essential Module Requirements:
Must have distinctions in 5 modules (excluding 5N1356 - Work Experience; 6N1946 - Work Experience; W20008 - Work Experience; 5N1433 - Work Practice; 6N1947 - Work Practice) in the QQI FET/FETAC qualification which must include:

5N2746 - Biology
or 5N0737 - Microbiology
or C20006 - Biology
or C20041 - Microbiology

5N1833 - Mathematics
or 5N0556 or 6N3395 - Mathematics
or C20139 - Mathematics

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Graduates specifically competitive for positions in the biotechnology sector where genetics is one of the underlying sciences behind the industry.

The following are some of the companies that have recently recruited students from the course:

  • Abtran
  • Advertising Standards Authority
  • Anulab CUM
  • Biosciences Institute
  • Clonakilty Community Hospital
  • Education and Research Center
  • Eirx Therapeutics
  • Human Genetics Division, University of Southampton
  • Kerry Ingredients

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