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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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Nicola O'Higgins
Fishmonger - Nicola O'Higgins
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Franchisee - Elaine Steiro
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Enterprising?

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.

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Donal Kane
Donal Kane, Plumber / Construction Super.

Donal Kane began his plumbing apprenticeship at the age of 17. Since then he has progresed through the ranks to become Construction Site Supervisor. Donal has completed several related courses including a night course Diploma in Building Services, Welding and Health & Safety.

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Thinking of a Career in the Motor Industry?
Thinking of a Career in the Motor Industry?
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Zoologist
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Fashion Designer
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Manufacturing Technician - Intel
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Engineer - Intel
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