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 Donal Og Cusack from Sustainable Energy Authority to give some advice for people considering this job:

Donal Og Cusack

Automation/Energy Engineer

Sustainable Energy Authority

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Donal Og Cusack
Some of the best people I know still aren’t sure what they want to do, my advice would be to give it a go. If you don’t like it you can always try something else. Whatever is in your heart follow it, don’t be something just because someone in your family is. Whether you’re looking to be a leader, a designer or come up with new ideas and a better way of doing things, make sure it’s something that fills you with passion.
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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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TAP Certification
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TAP Certification

Fáilte Ireland offers certification endorsed by the Department of Education and Science to students who have successfully completed the Tourism Awareness Programme in Transition Year. Certification of students is co-ordinated by Fáilte Ireland , and the certificates will reflect which programme option was chosen. Certification will depend on successful completion of the programme and assessment according to Fáilte Ireland guidelines.

On successful completion of the programme, students will be issued with a certificate which is endorsed by the Department of Education to mark their achievement. There are different certificates for the single module and full programmes.

When your students have successfully completed the TAP programme, please download the form below and  complete it with the names of the individual students involved.  Return the form to info@failteireland.ie .  Once the completed form has been returned to Fáilte Ireland, you can then download relevant Certificates by clicking the link below. These Certificates should be completed and signed by both the course tutor and school principal.

Click here for the Registration for Certification form 

Download the TAP Completion Certificate for the programme Over a Term

Download the TAP Completion Certificate for the programme Over a Year