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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.

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HEAR and DARE Supports

HEAR and DARE are special routes into college for students who may have particular difficulties.

  • The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is a college and university scheme that offers places on reduced points and extra college support to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.  
  • Colleges participating in the scheme set aside a quota of places with reduced points and make these available to eligible students.
  • If you get a place through HEAR, you will receive a variety of academic, personal and social supports while at college.

To find out more about the HEAR scheme and to see if you are eligible click here.

  • The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) offers reduced points places to school leavers who, as a result of having a disability, have experienced additional educational challenges in second level education. 
  • If you have one or more of the disabilities listed here and your disability has had a negative impact on your second level education, then you should apply to DARE.
  • If you meet the application criteria (that is, are deemed eligible for DARE), you may be offered a place even if you do not have enough Leaving Certificate points for your preferred course. 

To find out more about the DARE scheme click here

What are your Career Interests?

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

  Go... Explore Career Interests here...