Speeding towards a great future
At the career speed-dating event in Mount Seskin Community College were students, staff and professionals and skilled tradespeople

Speeding towards a great future

SHAMROCK Rovers’ manager Stephen Bradley visited his old secondary school in Tallaght to encourage students to consider their career paths and jobs for the future.

Stephen, who just guided Shamrock Rovers to three-in-a-row Airtricity League of Ireland titles, joined staff and students at Mount Seskin Community College where he is a past pupil.

Bradley was joined by over twenty professionals and skilled tradespeople from the worlds of business, law, aviation, motoring, beauty, fashion and technology for the annual career speed-dating event at Mount Seskin Community College.

Two other former students also lent their support to the future careers’ initiative: Darren Murray, a 2D Artist with Oscar-nominated Brown Bag Films and Mark Mulraney, the Managing Director of Jan Janssens and Company, a specialist in raised access flooring in construction.

Organised as part of College Awareness Week, Mount Seskin students from Transition Year, Fifth Year and Sixth Year all got the opportunity to meet and mingle with the guests and discuss their career journeys and challenges with them.

Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley with Mark Mulraney (Managing Director of Jan Janssens), Jim Halpin (teacher) and Darren Murray (Brown Bag Productions)

Austin Fennessy, Principal of Mount Seskin Community College welcomed the return of the in-person careers initiative, after a two year gap due to Covid-19.

“As educators, we help every one of our students to reach their potential in life,” said Mr Fennessy

“As the saying goes: ‘If you can see it, you can be it.’ So, by introducing our students to lots of different careers and to the people who are in those careers, they can feel inspired about their own career choices too.”

Emir Murphy, Programme Co-ordinator, acknowledged the support of businesses and the local community, saying: “Collaboration is key, so without the support of businesses such as Zurich, Glenveigh, Glanbia, Daff, Brown Bag Productions and Shamrock Rovers, these types of career events for students wouldn’t be possible.

“We are also extremely fortunate to have huge support from our past pupils as well as from families of students and the wider community here.”

Mount Seskin Community College in Jobstown is part of the Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board..

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