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Career Paths

  • Pharmaceutical Analysis

    Graduates from this course typically begin their careers as laboratory technicians and/or in technical sales and support, quality control technicians, product/process technicians, environmental analysts, research assistants, laboratory management and sales specialists. Visit pages at Pharmaceutical Analysis

    Wildlife Biology

    Graduates will possess a blend of field and laboratory knowledge, skills and competence that will equip them for jobs in many sectors which relate to Wildlife and Environmental issues. Visit the Wildlife Biology and the pages on Wildlife Biology Postgraduates

  • Internships, Graduate Programmes and Postgraduate Study

    Business students are eligible to apply for Graduate Programmes. They also Specialise or Convert in specific areas through Postgraduate Study. For example graduates pursue careers in Teaching or Human Resources

    BBS (Accountancy) students also receive exemptions from the Taxation Institute exams. Please see page 15 of link below (IT Tralee level 8 students are in group 3):

    Part 1 Income Tax Fundamentals and Capital Gains Tax Fundamentals are delivered in Dublin, but will be available on-line.

    Part 2 are delivered at the moment in UCC and MI (Limerick).


    There are four Accountancy Institutes in Ireland which offer our graduates exemptions towards further study.  There is additional information on how to Specialise or Convert in specific areas through Postgraduate Study.Information is also available on Other Occupations for Accountancy Graduates .   Visit the following link for reflection on AccountancyGraduateSkills


    Graduates progress to middle management levels in industrial, commercial and public sector organisations. For example some recent graduates are currently employed in: Advertising research, Account management, Personal selling, Sales administration, Export marketing, Marketing research and Retail management. There is additional information available at Business Links and Marketing Links



    Career opportunities for graduates are varied. The range of employment opportunities include areas such as accounting/finance, sales/marketing, financial services, business information systems, retail/operations/logistics/general management functions. Details are available on Areas of specialisation for Management Graduates .

  • Interactive Multimedia

    CD/DVD/Web design and production, mobile devices, communications, media designer. Multimedia Services: Web services, broadcasting radio, television and web, localisation services and publishing; Specialist Services: design for print, photography, music technology, sound production in radio, television/film industry.

    • Programmer/software
    • Animation;
    • Interactive TV
    • Audio/Video Production; Entertainment;
    • Web-Development
    • Distance Learning / Educational Software
    • Educational Software / Interactive Training,  Irish Film and TV Network, ,  ,, TV & Radio Jobs


    Information System Management

    Due to the high proficiency in both the practical and theoretical elements of the course, graduates can expect to find employment in many different areas of business administration and multimedia/education/e-learning.

    • Office Administration
    • Banking/Financial Sector
    • Marketing Officer
    • Multimedia Programming/Web Design
    • Technical Writing
    • Graphic Designer Multimedia/Advertising
    • Purchasing Agent/Officer/Retail
    • Public Relations Officer
    • Events Co-Ordinator

    Supply chain management (SCM) is the management of a network of interconnected businesses involved in the ultimate provision of product and service packages required by end customers. Supply Chain Management spans all movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption (supply chain).


    Business Information Systems  

    Graduates from this course can find a variety of occupations in Financial Planning Analysis, Business Analyst, Business Development Manager, Marketing Specialist, Customer Relationship Management, IT Project Manager, Database Developer and Administrator, Web Development, IT consultancy, Management Information Systems.

    Music Technology       

    Graduates will be able to compose and produce music for media and will also be qualified to seek employment in the technical areas of recording, audio post-production and audio for games industries. Graduates will also be able to work as Freelance contractors in any of the above areas.,  , TV & Radio Jobs


    TV, Radio and New Media Broadcasting

    Television Broadcasting: Video Editors, Researchers, Post Production, Technical Support,
    Producers, Editors, Programme Schedulers, Executive Producers, Directors, Managers; Radio Broadcasting: Production Co-ordinators, Audio Editors, Researchers, Technical Support, Producers, Executive Producers, Station Managers, Programme Controllers; New Media/Web Development: New Media Developers.

    Irish Film and TV Network, , ,,  TV & Radio Jobs,

  • Useful Links



    Ireland Hotel Jobs

    Links to Europe

    Adventure Tours

    Where graduates work:

    1. Many areas in which to work in Management/Supervisory role:

    • Tourist Offices
    • Heritage Centres
    • Visitor Attractions
    • Craft Shops
    • Tour Operators

    2. Other areas in which to work in:

    • Tourism Administration
    • Tourism Retail
    • Travel Information
    • Reception Work

    3. Progress into other areas in the tourism sector:

    • Marketing/Advertising/Sales
    • Guest/Client Relations
    • Public Relations
    • Hotel Management
    • Tour Guide

    4. Tourism Officer Positions in development agencies e.g. Failte Ireland, LEADER groups, Partnership groups 

    5. Research

    6. Working with a Business Degree

    7. Working with a Second Language

    8. Working Abroad

    Work Experience

    • Remember many students nationally volunteer to get experience.
    • Hotels, Visitor attractions e.g. Coolwood in Killarney, Local Tourist Offices, Festivals, Craft shops etc.
    • Summer Camps/Adventure Tours

    Tourism/ Tourism with Busines

    Graduates may gain employment in the following non-managerial employment categories; Travel Adviser, Tourist Information Office,Tour Guides, Administrative personnel in tourism related business Tourism retail assistants, Airline ground crew, Telesales.


    Graduates of the programme will be proficient and competent in the key operational areas of Food, Beverage and Rooms Division. Students may also choose to specialise in a particular area. Learners may progress to supervisory/management levels through accessing and participating in higher level programmes. Learners may find employment in medium-sized hotels, guesthouses, pubs,  catering businesses, leisure and activity centres.

    Professional Cookery

    Due to the continuing expansion in the tourism industry, there is always a need for qualified chefs in hotels, restaurants, hospitals, industrial catering, airports, the licensed trade and on cruise liners. Career promotion can be rapid from commis chef to head chef or executive chef. Many chefs have opened their own restaurants.

    Culinary Arts

    Graduates have the option of setting up their own restaurants, work at product development technicians or food promotional personnel.

    Food Safety Advisors - Graduates may assist food establishments in auditing premises prior to health inspections

    Bar Service

    The course will qualify you to find employment as a 2nd year bartender in hotels, restaurants, licensed trade and on cruise ships. Promotional prospects are excellent, from trainee bartender to bartender, bar supervisor, head bartender and bar manager. You will be eligible to apply for the following programmes offered by Fáilte Ireland including the Advanced National Certificate in Supervisory Development and the Advanced
    National Certificate in Bar Skills.

    Hotel & Resort Management

    Graduated may gain employments in the following areas;
    - Operations Management of Hotels and Resorts progressing onto Senior & General Management
    - Staff Management in Hospitality & Tourism organisations
    - Event Management

    Travel and Tourism Management.

    Graduates of this course can expect employment at management level with excellent career advancement opportunities to senior management.  The course also instils an entrepreneurial spirit in students who may wish to explore their own business potential.  Advancing into research studies and education is another possibility for graduates to explore.

    Adventure Tourism

    Adventure activity operations and supervisory management, tour leaders; project administrators, event operations, activity training and coaching. Students gain internationally recognised coaching qualifications in the chosen adventure activity.

    Home Economics Teaching - Courses

    The following courses are recognised by the Teaching Council for Home Economics:

    • St Angelas College Sligo - Bachelor of Education - Home Economics and a second curricular subject
    • St Catherines College/Sion Hill Dublin (University of Dublin Award)
    • Bachelor of Education - Home Economics and a second curricular subject

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