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 Deirdre Sayers from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

Deirdre Sayers

Primary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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Deirdre Sayers
Do not go into teaching solely for holidays, and definitely not if you want to be rich! You need to like children be patient, kind and be able to work with many types of people.
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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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This IT degree will teach you how to work in the IT
Services/Department in a company, which will include how
to set up or maintain existing systems. IT is always growing
so there is always a demand for IT graduates. Along
with learning about IT systems, you will also learn about
Information Security which is a rapidly expanding sector
in the computer industry. As more technology goes online,
you have to learn how private/sensitive information may
be at risk and the steps you can take to protect it.

The programme covers a wide range of modules which will be useful in any type of IT role such as networking, web services, databases, system administration, operating systems, computer security principles, project management and network security. Electives can be chosen in many other Computing modules.


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