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What are your interests?

Naturalist?

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.

Students

WorkXperience

What is Work Experience?

During Transition Year, and sometimes in pre-Leaving Cert. years, students around Ireland take time out from their studies to get work experience. These valuable opportunities are a chance to see what it might be like to work in an area you are interested in when you finish your education, and may be highly influential in your future career choices. This may be because you really liked the work and want to continue with it, or because you didnít like it and decide to change direction.

You gain work experience through a placement with an employer, which typically involves working alongside professionals as they go about their daily business. It is an excellent opportunity to observe what skills are being used to get the job done successfully, as well as developing some of those skills yourself. Behaving maturely and taking up the responsibility necessary to succeed in the workplace are also important steps in your personal development.

National Career Skills Competition 2020

Enter the National Career Skills Competition to be in with a chance to win a MacBookAir and €1,000 for your school. Investigate a career of your choice and tell us about the skills you developed on your placement.

Make your Work Experience work for you!