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Transition Year

During TY, and over the next few years, you will gain experiences that will shape your career direction. You will have to choose what to study for the Leaving Cert, and at what level. You will then have to choose whether to continue your education after school or not, and what to study if you do. Everybody will make choices based on their circumstances, the opportunities that present themselves, their ambition and their goals.

We ask all the people we interview on this site what were the main career decisions they took in their career so far. Read their stories below to become familiar with the real issues faced by ordinary people around Ireland, so that you will be prepared for the decisions that you, too, will have to make some day!

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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.

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Marie O'Donovan
Marie O'Donovan, Environmental Officer

Marie O'Donovan studied Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering in Trinity College, which is a 4 year honors degree course. She is now working as an Environmental Officer for Roadstone Provinces Ltd., working in the south of the country.  She has recently been involved in achieving company wide accreditation of the ISO 14001, an Environmental Management System.

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Head of Education & Public Engagement at Science Foundation Ireland
Head of Education & Public Engagement at Science Foundation Ireland
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Sales Engineer
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Animal Geneticist - Teagasc
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Graduate of BSc (Hons) Furniture Design & Manufacture
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Sophie O Hare - Digital Marketing Executive Horse Racing Ireland
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Tony Mcmanmon - Racecourse builder
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