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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 Colin Butterly from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:
|For anyone who even vaguely considers a trade or a management job they shouldn’t hesitate to pursue it as it can surprise you how capable you can become despite any reservations you may have.
It could even introduce you to different roles in the industry that you hadn’t realised were available to you or felt where out of your reach.
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|►||The Irish Education System|
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|Inchicore College of Further Education|
|St. Angelas College|
|Friday 26 May|
|Monaghan Institute - Exhibition Celebrating 25 Years Of Further Education & Training In MI|
|Saturday 27 May|
|Gurteen Agricultural College - Deadline to Apply for September Courses|
|Wednesday 31 May|
|Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute - Visual Design Exhibition|
|Wednesday 31 May|
|Pearse College of Further Education - Interview Day|
|Wednesday 31 May|
|Rathmines College of Further Education - Interview Day|
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|►||The Changing World of Work|
|►||Career Stories from around Ireland|
|►||Types of Employment|
|►||Changing Career Direction|
|►||Starting Your Own Business|
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 HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.
3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.
This programme aims to build upon the strengths and learning you gain from your Higher Certificate in Science (Applied Biology) studies. Students may opt to take a year out of college between their Higher Certificate and their BSc studies.
Our principle objective is to provide a degree programme which clearly addresses the educational development needs of students and enables them to meet current and future needs of employers in the area of bioanalytical science. Bioanalytical science is the application of biological sciences to the study and analysis of biological samples allowing the detection of trace amounts of biological molecules, microorganisms, and chemicals that might be present in or contaminating a biological, environmental, or industrial sample. Bioanylitical techniques have widespread application in industry, public service laboratories, forensic analysis, the food industry and beyond.
|To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]
To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.
PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
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The career options available to graduates of this programme are many and varied. Graduates have found very good employment in a variety of industries ranging from biotechnology, to food, pharmaceutical, healthcare, hospitals and public service laboratories while others have diversified into technical sales and marketing. Positions held by them include quality control/assurance analysts, production operative/supervisor, technicians, and research assistants.
The programme prepares students for work in a laboratory environment where analytical tests and research are undertaken. In the follow-on Honours Bachelor Degree programme in Bioanalytical science students develop their skills in the laboratory and deepen their conceptual knowledge of key issues in the bioanalytical area.
Graduates have found very good employment in a variety of industries ranging from biotechnology, to food, pharmaceutical, healthcare, hospitals and public service laboratories while others have diversified into technical sales and marketing. Positions held by them include quality control/assurance analysts, production operative/supervisor, technicians, and research assistants.
Preparation for a management role in a bioanalytical laboratory will require students to be familiar with all issues related to laboratory audit, maintenance and development. Their career prospects are excellent.
|Monday 19 June|
|IT Tallaght - Open Day|
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|Creative Culinary Arts Summer Academy|
|Humanities Programme Updates|
|NEW Bachelor of Business in International Business|
|Department of Marketing and Business Computing|
This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...
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|Chemistry Laboratory Technician|
|Engineer - Biomedical|
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|Flavourist / Food Chemist|
|Materials Scientist / Technologist|
|QC (Quality Control / Assurance) Analyst|
|Regulatory Affairs Manager|
|Regulatory Affairs Officer|
|Biological / Microbiological Scientist|