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Λογότυπος της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής
European Vocational Skills Week
Ανακοίνωση12 Νοέμβριος 2020Γενική Διεύθυνση Απασχόλησης, Κοινωνικών Υποθέσεων και Ένταξης

I loved the idea of earning while learning


© 2020, Katie Haverty

When I left school I went to Maynooth University to study business and accounting but very quickly I knew that it wasn’t for me. I decided to leave and work full-time in Tesco, where I got the opportunity to work as a payroll clerk. I knew I wanted to pursue a career in accounting but going back to college full time was never an option as I found it difficult to work part time and go to college full time. Then I took up an apprenticeship, with my employer being the National Gallery of Ireland. My favourite part of the apprenticeship was to be able to take what I learned in college and use it in my workplace.

I am better at learning on the job than from just reading books. Seeing how accounting works in a workplace environment was so beneficial as I gained a much better understanding than I would have by just attending lectures.

You get a college mentor and a workplace mentor to help you through the 2 years. Your friends in college will be a huge help to you and you can support and help each other. I also found working Monday to Friday great as you get your weekends to yourself to socialise or to get your studying in.


Ημερομηνία δημοσίευσης
12 Νοέμβριος 2020
Ημερομηνία δημοσίευσης
Γενική Διεύθυνση Απασχόλησης, Κοινωνικών Υποθέσεων και Ένταξης