Ratoath College

Ratoath College

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Gary Flanagan


Gary Flanagan



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3rd Level Course:

Business & Management – NUI Maynooth
Why did you choose this course?

I always had an interest in Business and a potential career in this field and I felt the degree covered a wide range of options for a career (Marketing, HR, Recruitment etc.)

How long is/was the course? 

3 years – option do a placement which would make it 4 years

Current role / employment: 

Principal Recruitment Consultant – CPL

Best career achievement to date: 

Receiving 2 promotions in 3 years & making over 600K for the company

Have you any advice for our current students? 

I was always told that school days are the best days of your life and it’s only years after you finish school that you realise this is true. Work hard but also have as much fun as possible – it’s 100% doable to do well academically and also have great craic with your mates everyday – make memories! Also, if you don’t achieve what you want in the Leaving Cert, it’s not a big deal – there are plenty of routes to get to where you want.

Best memory of Ratoath College:  Hard to narrow it down to one – 5th & 6th year were my favourite years, you make friends for life here. Also, doing 1st year in Fairyhouse Racecourse was a unique experience and a great memory to have!