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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LC281
Automobile Technology

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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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This programme offers a unique interdisciplinary approach in which the student can obtain a mix of technological, business and management skills specifically related to the automotive/transport industry. Learners are exposed to concepts and ideas that will allow them to develop the necessary competencies to launch a career in this industry.

This programme offers students a combination of technological, business and management skills specifically related to the automotive/ transport industry.
 
 

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LC281 - Automobile Technology
Limerick IT

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LC281 - Automobile Technology
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Automobile Service Technician
Service Manager
Parts Manager
Warranty Manager
Auto Electrics Technician
Technical Salesman
Technical Sales Rep
Motor Vehicle Technician



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