‘Tis the Season for. . . PLC Application!

Post Leaving Cert courses (PLCs) are designed to give students the skills required for employment. They are closely linked with industry and prepare students for work. There is a mixed teaching approach taken to PLC education; students are taught through academic studies, work experience and more practical ‘hands on’ learning.

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Wedding Planner – Cathy O’Shea

I work in a large city centre hotel in Dublin. We host approx.70 weddings a year. It is a busy and pressurised work environment. I lead a team of people who strive to make the couple’s wedding day special and live up to their dreams and expectations they have for their big day. Did you […]

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A Career in Corporate Recruitment

Recruitment Partner – Claire Moran   I enjoy working with a variety of different people, giving candidates good news when they’re being offered a job they’re very enthused about and managing the key stakeholders in the business. Employed by a Media Company, I work in corporate recruitment for the Republic of Ireland and management of […]

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Student of Now Careers Summit

I was delighted to be part of the brand new Career’s Summit ‘Student of Now’ that took place today in the bright and modern Tara Building in Dublin City Centre. It was an intimate gathering allowing 20 students and several Guidance Counsellors time to chat with the careers mentors in a casual and informal setting. 

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A Nursing Career

Breda Murphy – Clinical Nurse Manager It’s a tough profession at times but I do get a great sense of achievement when I make  a person’s life a bit easier. 

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Nursing Opportunities in Ireland and UK

Well done to Dunboyne College of Further Education on hosting a really informative session on nursing opportunities. The college treated local guidance counsellors to a delicious lunch and an opportunity to both learn about nursing prospects in Ireland and the UK, and to network with fellow guidance counsellors. It was a very valuable and engaging […]

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Cathal Brugha Street DIT – Celebrating 75 Years

Delighted to attend the Guidance Counsellor’s Information Day at DIT Cathal Brugha Street yesterday. It was my first time in this pretty awesome building. There were many members of staff and students welcoming the Guidance Counsellors.  They made themselves available for questions and were only too happy to promote their courses. Overall the reception was […]

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Motivational Career Counselling and Coaching: Cognitive and Behavourial Approaches – Steve Sheward and Rhena Branch

  Sheward and Branch have produced a very comprehensive guide for Career Counsellors. Chapter one introduces the reader to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and how it can be used to enhance career counselling sessions. There are many CBT exercises that the authors explain step-by-step to careers advisors to assist them in coaching their clients. I […]

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A Career in Finance and Insurance

David Hennessy – Senior Insurance Supervisor     The role involves assessing the key risks facing an Insurance Company, interviewing key stakeholders, financial analysis and drafting key reports and memos.

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