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

EU Careers

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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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DT341
Marketing

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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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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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Marketing covers everything from company culture and philisophy through to market research, new business or product development, advertising and promotion, PR (public or press relations), and all of the sales functions. It is the process by which a company decides what it will sell, to whom, when and how it will sell.

The programme creates graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies essential to function as high-calibre contemporary marketing professionals, both nationally and internationally.

The graduate will become analytical and insightful with the ability to communicate and articulate a company’s vision using digital and traditional marketing communication methods and to design and implement marketing strategies and plans to ensure success.

Students can avail of a 6 month placement in the 3rd year of the course. The student will have an opportunity to acquire relevant, real world experience in a business setting. Placement partners include leading companies in all the key business sectors.

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DT341 - Marketing
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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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Old Code New Code Award Title
BBSSX  5M1997  Office Administration
BMXXX  5M2069  Marketing
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSIT  5M2111  International Trade
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration


Note: Information for 2017 Entry

Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5 qualification which must include:


B20029 - Statistics
or 5N2066 - Statistics
or C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or LCE Maths at OC3, AND
B20001 - Accounting - Manual & Computerised
or 5N1348 - Accounting Manual and Computerised
or B20151 - Applied Economics
or 5N1350 - Applied Economics

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

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This Degree programme provides attractive career opportunities in the expanding marketing profession. In addition to roles in General Marketing Management, there is a range of opportunities in areas such as Brand Management, International Marketing, Advertising, Market Research, Digital Marketing, marketing Promotion, Sales Management and Services Marketing.




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