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.

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Mary Dineen

Tax Trainee

Irish Tax Institute

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Mary Dineen
An essential prerequisite to a career in tax is obtaining the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification. Due to the varied and hands on nature of the work in Taxand Ireland’s office, I have found working in tax very beneficial when preparing for the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) exams and conversely, I have found the knowledge I have acquired as part of the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) course has assisted me massively in my day to day work with Taxand Ireland (William Fry).
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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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First Steps

The First Steps program is part of the EU Youth Guarantee and will offer a young person aged 18 to 24, who has had little or no experience of working, the opportunity to learn basic work skills and social skills while on a placement in a real work situation.

The First Steps program provides:

  • Appointment of a mentor
  • An Employer/Intern agreement outlining activities/skills obtained
  • Monitoring of the Internship's progress
  • Payment of a €52.50 top up each week to the participant jobseeker
  • 6 or 9 month duration

Note: The First Steps programme will be closed to new applications from 1st December 2017.

A short period will be allowed to process applications received by then, but the final date for a participant to commence a placement will be 2nd January 2018

All First Steps placements will finish by Friday 30th March 2018.

The First Steps programme is being closed to facilitate the introduction of a new Youth Employment Support Scheme (YESS) which will commence in Quarter 2, 2018.

For more information on First Steps: click here

The new Youth Employment Support Scheme in 2018

A new Youth Employment Support Scheme (YESS), was announced in Budget 2018.

The voluntary scheme is aimed at young jobseekers who are long-term unemployed or who face significant barriers to gaining employment. YESS aims to provide an opportunity to learn basic work and social skills in a supportive environment while on a work placement. 

The scheme will begin in the second quarter of 2018. It will be open to jobseekers and other eligible persons aged between 18 and 24 who have

a). been out of work and in receipt of a qualifying payment for at least 12 months or,

b). if unemployed for less than 12 months, are considered by a caseworker to face a significant barrier to work.

Candidates must also be in receipt of certain eligible social welfare payments.

Full details are available here

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