Maria Walshe

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The most popular traineeships in 2020 included aircraft maintenance technician, beauty therapy, medical administration and outdoor activity instruction. Photograph: iStock

With the Leaving Cert finally behind you having completed your exams in the midst of one of the most challenging years in living memory, you may not w(...)

Construction and science and engineering are among the areas identified as havving skills shortages in the State. Photograph: iStock.

“Sometimes overlooked, often undervalued” is how the “Cinderella” of the Irish education system was recently described by the new Minister for Further(...)

Meg O’Kelly (24) from Dublin is one of the chosen few on the ESB’s apprentice programme for network technicians.

A recent survey investigating the biggest influence on young people’s career choices has confirmed what many of us suspected all along: it’s the Irish(...)

Shane Power Canavan: “There are good opportunities for advancement and different roles I could pursue in the industry.”

While today’s feeder school lists are an indication of the number of post-primary students who go on to shird-level, they do not include the numbers o(...)

Metal fabricators manufacture and install metallic systems including tanks and boilers, piping systems, pressure vessels and more. Photograph: iStock

The needs of business and industry decide what apprenticeships are on offer. Maria Walshe of further education and training agency Solas says some sec(...)