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Transition Year

During TY, and over the next few years, you will gain experiences that will shape your career direction. You will have to choose what to study for the Leaving Cert, and at what level. You will then have to choose whether to continue your education after school or not, and what to study if you do. Everybody will make choices based on their circumstances, the opportunities that present themselves, their ambition and their goals.

We ask all the people we interview on this site what were the main career decisions they took in their career so far. Read their stories below to become familiar with the real issues faced by ordinary people around Ireland, so that you will be prepared for the decisions that you, too, will have to make some day!

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Tara McCarthy
How Languages can help your Career - Tara McCarthy
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Working with Languages in Tourism - Niall Gibbons
Orlaith Tunney
The Importance of Languages in Careers - Orlaith Tunney
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Naturalist?

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.

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Martin Dunn
Martin Dunn, Activities Manager

Martin Dunn works as the Activities Manager in the Kippure Outdoor Activity Centre in Wicklow.  He received a BSc Hons Degree in Outdoor & Environmental Education from the John Moores University in Liverpool.  He holds numerous other qualifications in related areas such as rock climbing, mountain leader training, basis kayaking and scuba diving.

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