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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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DB513
Business

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

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2 Years
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The Higher Certificate in Business covers all the essential aspects of business and equips students with fundamental business knowledge and skills. It encompasses a range of business subjects focusing on general business administration and management along with the primary business disciplines of marketing, finance and people management. Students will also develop skills in a range of information technology applications.

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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As this programme covers a broad spectrum of business subjects, career opportunities for graduates are numerous. The wide-range of business knowledge and skills gained by students on this programme makes them an attractive proposition for a range of employment opportunities in many business areas including marketing, sales, information technology, finance and general administration. 

 



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