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 Kieran Magee from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:

Kieran Magee

Farm Manager - Dry Stock


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Kieran Magee
Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work.  They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.

Education is very important.  It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.

The one thing that is vital in not alone this job, but any job, and alot of people don't seem to have it, is common sense. It's something so simple but really important. if you have no cop-on then nobody wants to know you.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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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.

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This course covers subjects such as hand-drawn animation, computer generated imagery, 3D animation, mixed techniques, experimental, scripting, storywriting, character design and commercial awareness.

Learn how to explore and document your world and your stories with a full complement of animation production processes and skills.

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DL832 - Animation
Dun Laoghaire IADT

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DL832 - Animation
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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You will be well equipped for a career in: animation production companies, multimedia companies, production and post-production houses for animation, film and television, as well as for freelance/ independent work. Other career paths include gaming, architectural and industrial modelling, film/special effects, advertising, multimedia and teaching. Graduates have found employment with: Brown Bag Films, Kavaleer, Jam Media, The Element, Monster, Screen Scene, Abbey Theatre, Weta, Manandink, Flickerpix, Barley Films, and Cartoon Saloon.

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