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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GA872
Culture and Environment (with Tourism) - Mayo Campus

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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 HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3 Years
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This programme provides a broadly based knowledge of natural and human heritage through modules of study on archaeology, folklore, genealogy, geography, geology, history, literature, music and natural history. The focus is on the practical applications of this knowledge, and the course includes IT, enterprise development and communications.


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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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This programme will prepare you to work:
In museums and visitor centres
In community development programmes
On archaeological sites
On environmental conservation projects
In the education sector.

You will also be able to work with organisations such as Teagasc and the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

When you complete additional studies you may also be qualified to teach.



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