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The "Xplore Your Future" TY Event will take place on Tuesday, 3rd October 2023 at The Helix DCU. Hosted by Fingal County Council, this free interactive event is designed to help TY students explore lots of future career possibilities and meet with young people already on these career paths. This is a schools-only event, not open to the public.

If you're wondering about your future career, consider this: a skills-based career could be an amazing choice for you.

Why? Well, first off, it's like having a superpower in the job market. You can adapt to new industries and technologies as they come along, which means you won't be left behind.

Plus, it's all about job security. Skills are always in demand, so you'll have more stability. And let's talk money - skills-based jobs often pay well and offer room to climb the career ladder.

But here's the coolest part: you get to make a real impact in your chosen field. And guess what? Many skills-based jobs let you learn on the job, which means you're earning while you're learning. So, think about it – a skills-based career might just be your ticket to an exciting, fulfilling future, and the chance to grow every step of the way!

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Policing is an exciting job with unique demands. it is a challenging and exciting role and one which continually presents new and interesting experiences.

Modern policing entails much more than crime fighting. Reducing the fear of crime and working in partnership with communities are the keys to making a positive difference and improving quality of life for all citizens.

As a member of An Garda Síochána, you will operate on the front line, supporting victims and witnesses, providing reassurance and instilling confidence. You will also be in a position to make a proactive contribution to your area, building relationships and trust within the community.

Your training will provide you with all the tools you need to carry out the necessary functions and tasks expected for policing an increasingly diverse society. Policing is intrinsically rewarding but you also receive a competitive salary with attractive allowances.  

To reach trainee stage however you must go through a rigorous selection procedure, designed to test whether you have the qualities necessary to become a successful member of An Garda Síochána.

After training the career presents opportunities to work in a wide variety of fields including Community Policing, Traffic Control and Regulation, Public Order, Detective Duties, investigating Organised Crime, Fraud and Drugs Offences. 

An Garda Síochána is committed to creating a police service that is fully representative of all Ireland’s diverse communities. An equal opportunities employer, it actively encourages applications from members of all segments of Irish society.

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Discover your talents through apprenticeship!

Unlike standard college courses, an apprenticeship allows you to earn money and become qualified while you are learning on-the-job, opening up exciting and rewarding careers.

50% or more of apprenticeship learning happens on-the-job. And the National Apprenticeship Officer is here to open up these opportunities for you. Follow our 3 step process to get you on your way:

  1. DISCOVER: Browse through the Apprenticeship directory to find your area of interest: 

    https://apprenticeship.ie/career-seekers/get-started/discover

  2. LEARN MORE: View the Apprenticeship details to see if you’d like to pursue an apprenticeship in that area
  3.  NEXT STEPS: Follow the directions on the detail page to become an apprentice

The Architects Department is responsible for the provision of Architectural Services to Fingal County Council. We provide architectural & urban design, project & cost management, coupled with conservation services. As a design practice we play an active role in promoting architectural standards within the built environment.

Ever dreamed of being your own boss? Have you a clever, creative idea and want to start your own business? There’s a range of supports available to young entrepreneurs and inventors and your Local Enterprise Office is your first port of call. Check out the supports they can offer you as you start on your enterprising journey.

https://www.studententerprise.ie/

City of Dublin ETB is the largest provider of Further Education and Training in Ireland with over 43,000 learners. We operate 12 Colleges of Further Education and two Training Centres and nine Youthreach Centres across the City. We offer Post-Leaving Certificate courses, Apprenticeships and Traineeships, part-time and full-time courses, for school leavers and adult learners. 

Our Traineeship Programmes offer a combination of learning in the classroom and experience in real work and industry environments.

Our Apprenticeships provide training and qualifications in areas in traditional craft such as Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry & Joinery, Commis Chef and Hairdressing  and new Apprenticeships in areas of Auctioneering and Property Services, Accounting Technician, , ICT Associate Cyber Security, ICT Network Engineering, ICT Associate Software Development Network Engineering and Sales.

City of Dublin ETB Employer Engagement Unit works with employers to provide access to our existing suite of high-quality education opportunities through on-line learning, part-time and evening provision.  We also work with companies to develop flexible bespoke and tailored training solutions. for their individual needs.

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The National Construction Training Centre in Mount Lucas offers a vast range of training and testing services in construction related areas for members of the public. The National Construction Training Centre is a Retrofitting and NZEB Centre of Excellence for the midlands and is home to the National Apprenticeship in Scaffolding run over 2 years. The Centre also runs the National Skilled Utilities Operator Traineeship. We are located near Daingean, Co. Offaly and cater for both the employed and unemployed.

https://mountlucas.ie/

The Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music at Dundalk Institute of Technology is a creative community, led by practitioners and experts in the creative industries, who inspire and challenge our students in a friendly, collaborative and practice-led environment. We offer our students a vibrant mix of creative arts, media and music courses that not only appeal to student demand but are designed to provide graduates with the skills and aptitudes to pursue successful careers in the creative and cultural industries and beyond. There are a range of postgraduate and research opportunities including at MA and PhD level.

Academic Programmes in Music and Creative Media include 
•    BA (Hons) Music 
•    BA (Hons) Creative Media / BA Creative Media
•    BA (Hons) Film and Television Production 
•    BA (Hons) Audio and Music Production / BA Audio and Music Production
•    BA in Theatre and Film Practice 
•    BA (Hons) Drama and Performance
•    BA Musical Theatre

 

https://www.dkit.ie/about-dkit/academic-schools/school-of-informatics-and-creative-arts/department-of-creative-arts-media-and-music/

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We are a global airport and travel retail group with businesses in 15 countries around the world. daa’s principal activities include operating and managing Dublin and Cork airports, global airport retailing through our subsidiary Aer Rianta International, and international aviation consultancy through daa International. The company is state-owned and headquartered at Dublin Airport.

Our vision is to be airport industry leaders, delivering excellence in a sustainable future.

Our purpose is to enable business, and connect lives, across the world.

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Creating equal access to third-level education for students from under-represented groups in higher education.

Using evidence-based practice, we work with our DCU colleagues, schools, communities and corporate groups to champion higher educational opportunities, to provide equal access to and support progression through and beyond DCU for groups affected by economic and social adversity. 

www.dcu.ie/access

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The school of Informatics and Cybersecurity sits at the intersection between Information Technology, Computer Science, and societal need. Our focus on applied education and research, means that we are  significant contributor to the global technology sector.

Our progressive and innovative approaches to teaching, research and industry engagement, educates the next generation of innovators and problem solvers who apply information technology in ways that enable its users to accomplish personal, organisational, and societal goals. Our specialities are in Information Technology, Data Science, Cyber Security and Computing Infrastructure.

 

These specialisms are complemented by emerging disciplines and programme offerings in Human-Computer Interaction, Creative and Immersive Computing, Sustainable Computing, Ubiquitous and Cognitive Artificial Intelligence and Human Language Technologies.

We offer a progressive and inclusive environment which seeks to offer education and research opportunities to everyone. We seek to develop each student’s ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of all.

https://www.tudublin.ie/explore/faculties-and-schools/computing-digital-data/informatics-and-cybersecurity/

Fingal County Council have developed this digital strategy to encourage and support communities and businesses to reap the full rewards of a digitally enabled society. Our vision is to make Fingal the place of choice to live, work, visit and do business in Ireland. We want to do this by encouraging and supporting communities and businesses to reap the full rewards of a digitally enabled society. Come and discover what we’re doing!

https://www.fingal.ie/fingal-digital-strategy-2020-2023
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Dublin Aerospace is a leading provider of aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, offering a wide range of comprehensive solutions to airlines and aircraft operators. With state-of-the-art facilities and a team of highly skilled professionals, Dublin Aerospace is committed to delivering the highest standards of quality, safety, and reliability in the aviation industry.

Visit www.dublinaerospace.com 

LinkedIn: Dublin-Aerospace 

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Fingal currently has 65 engineers that work in a wide variety of disciplines across the many council service areas. These includes transportation, housing, major infrastructure projects, public realm enhancements, water services, aircraft noise management and the environment. Fingal County Council is an Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer and recognises the importance of investing in continuous professional development to help empower our engineers to be innovative and enable them to deliver creative solutions for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors alike. Engineers working for Fingal are involved in projects from design through to construction and completion. As an engineer in the local authority, you can make a really positive difference in your community.

Candidates interested to learn more about our engineering opportunities in Fingal can visit https://www.fingal.ie/jobs

For more information on the Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Standard, visit: http://www.engineersireland.ie/cpd-training/cpd-accredited-employer-scheme.aspx

At Keogh’s we love a good story. This is the story of our roots, our farm and our family. From crop to crisp… True Story. The heritage of our farm …True Story. We have many stories about how we make our crisps. The true way. No short-cuts taken. We are always striving for perfection and our notebooks are brimming with new and exciting ideas. This is the ongoing story of Keogh’s . This is our True Story.

https://www.keoghs.ie/join-our-team/

Goodness is at the heart of great Irish food. The goodness of fresh, pure, natural produce grown locally in rich, fertile soil. The goodness of quality nourishment that keeps our bodies healthy and strong. This has always been a proud part of our heritage at Country Crest.

As a family farm, we understand that in the 21st Century there’s more to farming than being passionate about our produce. We need to be just as passionate about working sustainably; to respect our environment and to give back to the land that gives us so much.

Our story is one of authenticity and local heritage, dedication and innovation, and ultimately a commitment to providing our customers near and far with only the best beef, fresh produce and prepared foods

What makes Country Crest truly different runs deep. We were raised to respect and nurture the purity of the land and its underlying promise to nourish us – today and for generations to come. Come and meet our team and discover the amazing opportunities available in farming and food production.

https://www.countrycrest.ie/

 

Logistics Associate Apprenticeship (LAA) and Transport Operations and Commercial Driving Apprenticeship (CDAP) 
 
The Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAIreland) is a multimodal representative trade association for the freight, distribution, Passenger, and logistics sectors. We support, shape, and stand up for efficient and sustainable logistics. Apprenticeships offered by us include:


•    Logistics Associate Apprenticeships (LAA) - Level 6, 
•    Transport Operations & Commercial Driving Apprenticeship (CDAP) - Level 6 


Logistics Associate Apprenticeship is a new way to start a career in Logistics, with the academic and on-the-job training provided leading to internationally recognised qualifications. The LAA program is a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Logistics and is the first industry-led program offered by TU Dublin City Campus and MTU Cork (Munster Technological University).


This apprenticeship creates the perfect entry point into the Logistics, Freight, Shipping, Manufacturing, and Distribution sectors for school graduates, mature students, and career changers.


Logistics apprentices are employed by a business for the duration of the program of 2 years and will receive a starting salary, which is set by the employer. As part of this full-time employment, one day a week apprentices are released to attend lectures at the university, where they will learn the academic side of the industries. 

Website: https://www.laa.ie


Contact email: [email protected]

 

Transport Operations & Commercial Driving Apprenticeship:
The Transport Operations & Commercial Driving Apprenticeship allows for entry into the Freight Distribution and haulage Sector, with broad exposure to day-to-day operations.
Apprentices are employed by a Business for the duration of the Programme (2 years) and will earn as they learn! As part of this full-time employment, Apprentices are released one day per week during College (26 weeks per annum) to attend Lectures in ATU Sligo.

Website: https://cdap.ie/

Contact email: [email protected]

 

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The Department of Life and Health Sciences @ DkIT has a strong reputation for the education and training of highly skilled graduates in the life and health sciences fields. Our experienced lecturers create a positive environment for learning and enable students to achieve their goals.

Students are provided with a combination of theory and practical skills. There is work placement experience in a number of the programmes, providing students with highly valued, relevant skills and experiences for their future careers.

Graduates of our programmes are able to actively contribute to advancements in the areas of pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and environmental science, health science, physical activity and well-being, development, resource management, diagnostics, knowledge generation and research.

https://www.dkit.ie/courses/school-of-health-and-science

Libraries in Fingal are so much more than just books. We offer a huge range of online services for all the things that interest you. Use Fingal Libraries to access digital newspapers, magazines, comics, music streaming, eBooks, eAudiobooks, touch typing, educational courses and so much more.

Joining the library is free and it’s open to people of all ages. Click here to join the Library.

Check out the range of services that we offer to members by downloading our eServices leaflet here.

https://www.fingal.ie/fingallibraries

The IIMS is a world-facing music organisation that provides unique music experiences and programmes to individuals, communities and businesses worldwide. The historic campus is located just 20 minutes’ drive from Dublin airport or 4 minutes walk from the train station and sandy beaches of Balbriggan.

The campus includes historic buildings dating from the 1750s, the luxury Bedford accommodation and La-La Café & Restaurant, and state-of-the-art music facilities including a 400 seat concert hall “The Lark” for local and international performing ensembles.

https://www.irishinstituteofmusic.com/

The 'Strengths PATH' programme, developed by the ATU|MyCareerPath.ie team, is an innovative online initiative aimed at underrepresented young people on their path to higher education. It employs a strengths-based psychometric tool to help learners identify their unique strengths, motivations, and maps this to learning pathways within ATU. This programme builds confidence in students, encouraging them to realise their capabilities and explore diverse educational opportunities. It's a pilot initiative by ATU (Higher Ed 4.0) focused on empowering underrepresented youth groups to unlock their potential in the world of education and career choices.

Empowering Futures, Igniting Potential

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The main role of National Ambulance Service (NAS) is to provide emergency medical care to patients in the community.

Our staff work in a dynamic, fast moving environment providing a demand-led service for the whole population. We work alongside the Dublin Fire Brigade, Irish Air Corps, An Garda Síochána, Irish Coast Guard, Irish Community Rapid Response and, at a community level, with Community First Responder teams.

Role of the Paramedic

Paramedics play a vital role in the provision of emergency care to the community and are involved in life saving work at the scene of incidents and while working on ambulances.

The Paramedic course is a degree level programme and takes three years. The National Ambulance Service maintains a panel of candidates who are invited twice a year to take up available places at the National Ambulance Service College.

NAS Post Graduate Student Bill Nolan said: “I enjoy helping people and having an impact in their lives. It’s very rewarding looking after patients making them feel a bit better and secure.”

There are some very attractive benefits on offer to Paramedic trainees including the following:

  • Paramedic trainees are paid while they are attending the 3 year course at the National Ambulance Service College
  • Successful completion of the course leads to the awarding of a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree
  • Successful candidates are almost guaranteed a full time job at the end of their training

The top rate of the current salary scale for a paramedic is €43,114 and shift and weekend premia payments also apply. 

The hours of attendance i.e. average of 39 hours per week calculated over a predetermined period of time, involves shift work. You will be expected to be available for duty outside of the rostered hours as and when the need may arise. Rosters and periods of duty will involve working at weekends, nights and during public holidays. Shift patterns are normally of 8, 10 or 12 hours duration.

You can find more information on salary scales and the eligibility criteria for the role by clicking here.

There are a variety of promotional opportunities within the National Ambulance Service such as management roles, getting involved in the education of paramedics and also in clinical analysis work.

Student Paramedic

Paramedics are trained at the National Ambulance Service College which has three campuses in Tallaght (Dublin), Ballinasloe (Galway) and Tullamore (Offaly) with more campuses planned. Our Paramedic course is a degree level programme and takes three years. NAS maintains a panel of candidates who are invited twice a year to take up available places at the National Ambulance Service College.

There are some very attractive benefits on offer to Paramedic trainees including the following:

  • Paramedic trainees are paid while they are attending the three year course at the National Ambulance Service College,
  • Successful completion of the course leads to the awarding of a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree,
  • Job opportunities are very good for candidates at the successful end of their training,
  • There are a variety of promotional opportunities within the National Ambulance Service such as further specialisation in paramedicine, becoming a manager, getting involved in the
    education of other paramedics and also in clinical analysis work.

The starting salary on the current salary scale for a student paramedic is €32,085. You can find more information on salary scales and the eligibility criteria for the role by clicking here.

Role of the ICO

The Intermediate Care Operative, or ICO, post is designed to provide a comprehensive and dedicated Patient Transport/Intermediate Care Service within the National Ambulance Service.

Intermediate Care Operatives may be tasked occasionally to higher acuity calls. In this role, the primary purpose will be:

  • In advance of an EMS resource as a First Responder
  • Simultaneously, alongside an EMS resource as additional responders/practitioners, e.g. Cardiac Arrest
  • As the primary resource to low acuity calls not appropriate to Paramedic service provision, i.e. Omega Calls
  • In any role deemed appropriate during a Major Emergency.

The top rate of the current salary scale for an ICO is €38,940. You can find more information on salary scales and the eligibility criteria for the role by clicking here.

Role of the EMC 

The Emergency Medical Controller (Emergency Call Taker), or EMC, post is designed to operate in a communications command and control centre environment in order to control efficiently and effectively the emergency ambulance, intermediate care and first responder services for service users and to cater for the communications needs of the Health Service.

Responsible for the efficient and effective call taking of EMS, ICS and related calls and requests in order to meet service user’s needs in a timely manner and within the framework of policies, procedures and guidelines. Additionally, the Emergency Medical Controller (Emergency Call Taker) will have a key role in the future operation of alternative referral pathways.

The Emergency Medical Controller (Emergency Call Taker) has a key role in delivering an effective response to emergencies within an established set of performance indicator response times. The Emergency Medical Controller (Emergency Call Taker) will play a lead role in improving communication within and externally to the service, by performing their duties in line with the ethos of customer/client service.

The top rate of the current salary scale for a paramedic is €47,021. The hours of attendance i.e. average of 39 hours per week calculated over a predetermined period of time, involves shift work. You will be expected to be available for duty outside of the rostered hours as and when the need may arise.  Shift patterns are normally of 8, 10 or 12 hours duration.

You can find more information on salary scales and the eligibility criteria for the role by clicking here.

 

https://www.nationalambulanceservice.ie/working-for-us/

Do you have a sense of adventure, a love for travel, enthusiasm, and a strong sense of responsibility? If so, why not consider a Maritime Career? Pursuing a career through the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) can provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in the maritime industry. The NMCI is a purpose-built college with specialised facilities to deliver maritime education and training. As a constituent college of Munster Technological University (MTU) the NMCI is committed to providing education and training to the highest international standards.

The degree programmes offered are BSc Nautical Science (MT766), BEng Marine Engineering (MT764) and BEng Marine Electrotechnology (MT765). These qualifications can lead to multiple career opportunities such as ships officers, surveyors, careers in law and the renewable energy sector. Life at sea will appeal to those who would like to combine travel with their career and the college produces graduates who are sought worldwide by shipping companies. The industry is looking for capable and enthusiastic people who are ready for responsibility and who enjoy using the latest technology. Ships carry over 90% of the world trade and seaborne traffic is forecast to increase significantly, thus generating a greater demand for qualified personnel to manage and operate the technology of todays sophisticated ships.

Ultimately, pursuing a career as a deck officer, engineer or electrotechnical officer at sea can be a fulfilling and financially rewarding choice for those who are passionate about maritime operations.

Connect with www.nmci.ie

Course links
https://www.mtu.ie/courses/mt766/
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LinkedIn @nmcitrainingservices 

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The National Talent Academies offer a comprehensive range of courses and skills development opportunities for anyone interested in working in film, television and animation. Find your feet in one of the most exciting industries in Ireland by visiting our website:

https://www.nationaltalentacademies.ie/

The BSc (Hons) in General Nursing course prepares nursing students to become competent, knowledgeable and accountable nurses who can provide holistic, evidence-based care for service users in a variety of health care settings. Learning takes place in the classroom, Clinical Skills Laboratory and in a variety of clinical practice settings throughout the HSE Louth-Meath, Cavan-Monaghan area.

https://www.dkit.ie/courses/school-of-health-and-science

The Department of Life and Health Sciences @ DkIT has a strong reputation for the education and training of highly skilled graduates in the life and health sciences fields. Our experienced lecturers create a positive environment for learning and enable students to achieve their goals.

Students are provided with a combination of theory and practical skills. There is work placement experience in a number of the programmes, providing students with highly valued, relevant skills and experiences for their future careers.

Graduates of our programmes are able to actively contribute to advancements in the areas of pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and environmental science, health science, physical activity and well-being, development, resource management, diagnostics, knowledge generation and research.

https://www.dkit.ie/courses/school-of-health-and-science

Do you want to know all about the exciting opportunities that you can find in a career in tourism?

Tourismcareeers.ie is Ireland’s top site for courses, jobs, careers and work experience in tourism in Ireland. Whether it’s helping tourists tackle the biggest waves on the Atlantic; learning how to create the finest cuisine in some of our best restaurants; showing guests from all around the world our most popular cultural sites or rising to the top at a world-famous hotel, there is an opportunity for everyone.

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Veterinary nurses work alongside veterinary practitioners, clients and owners, other animal healthcare professionals and veterinary practice administrative and support staff to ensure their patients receive gold-standard care. A registered veterinary nurse’s skillset and responsibilities include surgical assistance and theatre practice, anaesthesia and pain relief, medication and fluid therapy delivery, laboratory testing, medical imaging, client care, animal nutrition and wound management, to name but a few. The Veterinary Nursing courses at DkIT have been designed to facilitate flexibility across a range of career progression pathways.

https://www.dkit.ie/about-dkit/academic-schools/school-of-health-and-science/department-of-agriculture-food-and-animal-health/veterinary-nursing.html

Remember, the opportunities in skills are truly endless, and the pathways are more accessible than ever. Don't hesitate to reach out to your teachers, explore the things that ignite your interest, and ask about the pathways to those careers. You can also check out the incredible resources available on this webpage. Your future is what you make it, and with the right skills, the possibilities are limitless. So, go on, seize those opportunities, and shape a future that's uniquely yours!

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