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IFS Apprenticeships: Your Key Questions Answered

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 23 February 2024
You might know that there are traditional undergraduate and postgraduate study options available at NCI but did you know that we also offer apprenticeships in both finance and recruitment? Below we share the facts about our IFS Apprenticeships so if you’re thinking about starting a career in financial services, this could be your next step.
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From Undergraduate to Masters: Sakshi’s Studying Abroad Experience

Posted by Brenda Meira de Azevedo on 22 February 2024
From undergraduate to masters edge, international student, Sakshi Shaha, shares her study abroad experience at National College of Ireland. According to the Early Careers Employer Survey 2023, masters graduates in Ireland have an average starting salary that is 10.50% higher than that of undergraduates. Pursuing a masters programme abroad not only provides a competitive advantage, but also offers a rich experience for personal development and the opportunity to understand different cultures.
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Studying the CIPD Diploma in HRM: Linda's Student Story

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 25 January 2024
With vast experience in the service industry, Linda Conway had gained a good understanding business operations. However, she had a desire to gain a formal qualification as she knew this was an essential step that would help her navigate the path ahead.
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Insights into Studying Marketing at NCI: Kim's Story

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 24 January 2024
There are many reasons why you should study marketing but for recent graduate, Kim Bracken, the element she loved most was the practical approach to learning new skills and executing exciting ideas.
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From CIPD to Master's Degree: Brendan's Human Resources Study Journey

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 18 January 2024
Having always loved working with people during his career in retail management, Brendan Breslin had an abundance of experience but came to a professional crossroads. After some advice from a career coach, he started his journey to gaining valuable qualifications in the HR field and he hasn't stopped since.
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Career Change in Ireland: Steps You Need to Follow

Posted by Conor Sisk on 16 January 2024
COVID-19 had a major impact on businesses worldwide, with employees facing several challenges as a result. Adapting to a hybrid working model, uncertainty around job security and an unsettled jobs market resulted in many employees staying in their existing roles throughout the pandemic as it was considered the safer option.
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My Apprenticeship Journey in Financial Services Analytics

Posted by Brenda Meira de Azevedo on 15 January 2024
Apprenticeships are a popular choice among students who seek to advance their careers while simultaneously achieving a professional qualification. These programmes give people from all backgrounds the opportunity to enter various industries without prior knowledge or experience. Students can apply their classroom learning to their daily tasks on the job, and conversely, their work experience to classroom learning. National College of Ireland offers apprenticeships in both recruitment and financial services, to learn more, please visit Apprenticeships at NCI.
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Studying Abroad in Ireland: Claudio's Welcome Programme Experience

Posted by Brenda Meira de Azevedo on 08 January 2024
Studying abroad can be both exciting and daunting. However, the International Welcome Programme is an excellent way to settle into student life at National College of Ireland as it will help you find your feet as you begin your academic studies in a new country. The programme provides valuable information, advice, and support to help new international students transition into life in Ireland.
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Studying Early Childhood Education and Care at NCI: Jimmy’s Insights

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 05 January 2024
Jimmy Ahmed (pictured far left) at the Finbarr Flood Scholarship Ceremony For many students who are making their CAO choices, one factor that helps rank college courses is the positive impact you could have on society as a graduate. Working in areas such as healthcare, sustainability, non-profit or education can be incredibly rewarding and it starts with the choices you make as you prepare to leave secondary school.
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Is Computing The Right Choice For You? Hear From A Current NCI Student

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 15 December 2023
Eve Gibney, far right, is pictured at our CAO Open Day in November 2023 Studying computing or computer science at college means you have the opportunity to develop skills which are highly in-demand in the workforce. These include software development, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and data analytics. Currently studying the BSc (Honours) in Computing at National College of Ireland, Eve Gibney shares her reasons for choosing the course, what she has learned from her studies so far as well as advice for anyone considering their CAO options at the moment. Read Eve’s story below to get an insight into studying this course.
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