Peter Mcguire

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Traineeships are available in a wide selection or roles ranging from horticulture to engineering, fashion and beauty.

We’re all having to be adaptable during Covid-19. The certainties of both education and employment are melting away. More remote working requiring ver(...)

Stephanie Thompson: ‘I could not settle in school. I was battling anxiety. At times I felt like I was drowning.’ Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

The teenage years were a struggle. We moved from Dublin to Athy in Co Kildare when I was 13, and it was a real culture shock for me. I experienced bul(...)

Matthew Casey: ‘If I’d gone to college it would have taken four years for the degree and another three-and-a-half for the chartered training contract.’  Photograph: Billy MacGill

During the last recession apprenticeship numbers plummeted from a high of 20,000 to just 1,000. With another downturn looming, could that happen again(...)

Sanofi Ireland works with two traineeships. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Sanofi is a global life sciences company with more than 100,000 employees working across 70 manufacturing sites worldwide. Sanofi employs about 800 pe(...)

‘There is a growing focus on green skills and environmentalism through FET, including courses in sustainable energy, sustainable development, wind turbine engineering and retrofitting,’ says Andrew Brownlee,  Solas chief executive.

When Solas, the further education and training (FET) agency, was established in 2013, the sector began to grow in importance. The new agency quickly (...)

Through no fault of teachers themselves, it was widely expected that this would lead to grade inflation – and it has. Photograph: iStock

The results are in – and the number of top grades have shot up. Normally, the Leaving Cert results as a whole are predictable as sunrise and sunset, (...)

Teachers’ unions have a written guarantee from the Department of Education  that teachers are providing predicted grades on a one-off basis only because of the current pandemic.

“Teachers will predict the grades of their own students and there will be no Leaving Cert exam” – if you’d suggested this at the start of 2020, teache(...)

Trinity College Dublin during  Freshers Week. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Studying and learning is moving online. But third level is about so much more than academia: it’s about getting involved, joining clubs and societies,(...)

A period of uncertainty lies ahead for Ireland’s students and universities alike. Photograph: Getty

Before the pandemic, colleges and universities were creaking due to a decade of underfunding. Now, with vital income from international students, comm(...)

Many law graduates will never see the inside of a courtroom, and barristers and solicitors are not, in general, as rich as people often think.

Life as a lawyer is not like the TV shows Suits or Making a Murderer. Many law graduates will never see the inside of a courtroom, and barristers and (...)

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