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On our most recent survey 99.8% of our customers said they would recommend a course (Based on a survey of 1143 customers).

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Our goal is to ensure that we deliver the best and most professional preparation courses in the Irish market. Here is a small sample of what some of our customers had to say about us.

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I used your course for the prison service and did fantastic through the process because of it, and I will be using it again for An Garda Síochána because that's a career I want to pursue now. I found Career Services extremely helpful, I can't recommend them enough, I recommend them to everyone who wants to excel in whatever job they are pursuing.  Top quality preparation."

Fran O’Kelly, Dublin
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What Our Customers Say

At Career Services we pride ourselves on delivering top class courses and exceptional customer service to all our candidates.

“Just wanted to send a brief note thanking you and all the team from career services. I've passed all stages and I'm waiting for a start date (hopefully September). I can easily say there's not a chance I would be here had I not done Stage 1, 2 in particular. In 2013 I bombed out first round!! The online site, which I used literally every day was an invaluable source for preparation. The interview course gave me great confidence going in to my own interview. Thank You, best money I've ever spent!”

Patrick Ryan, Co. WefordAn Garda Síochána

“I attended the Career Services Stage 1 and 2 preparation courses for the role of a Garda Trainee at the start of 2016. I am e-mailing to thank you so much for the help I received at the day course and for the practice tests, the guide I received to take home and also the online tests. Thankfully I came in the top 200 in both stage 1 and 2. Since then I have passed all the stages and I am starting my training in Templemore on the the 12th of September 2016. I would like to give a special word of thanks to Patrick Nealon who was the instructor I had for both stages. Patrick was brilliant, very easy to talk to and very very good at his job. Any queries I had in class or by e-mail were swiftly answered by Patrick. Even though the days were long, Patrick made it seem as if they were only a couple of hours. The classes were very enjoyable and interesting. Thanks again.”

Sean Purcell, Co. DublinAn Garda Síochána

“I can say with confidence that the classes I did at Career Services are the reason I got into the guards during the toughest recruitment campaign in the organisations history. Can’t recommend it enough”

Garda Ian HouriganAn Garda Síochána

“After all these years my dream finally came true. If I had not of taken that preparation course this would not have been possible for me. I used the time keeping skills and smart tips throughout the test which I otherwise would not have known, and this enabled me to achieve a strong pass result. It's not just a course, it's an enabler to dreams coming true and for that I thank you - One very happy future nurse!”

Holly Buckle, Co. KildareMature Nursing Candidate

“Booking the Career Services day was probably the best decision I made prior to attempting the mature student exam and without a doubt it helped me pass all three exams. I would not have any idea about the exam layout, questions or timings. The tutor was extremely helpful, answering questions, giving handy tips and taking time to explain the material. We were given sample questions in the session, as well as further study material online, which I would have been so lost without. Practicing the questions everyday and taking into account what I learnt in the session helped me to achieve great results”

Faryal Bagum, Co. DublinMature Nursing Candidate

“I scored the top mark in Ireland – 243, and it is definitely thanks in part to your tutors. The extent of my preparation was your course and the two sample ACER tests”

NiamhHPAT Candidate

“Career Services was, without doubt, the most helpful tool in my journey to securing a place in Medicine. The course was calming, reassuring, and gave me confidence for the challenge ahead. The sample questions and practical advice proved to be a vital part of my preparation. The Mock exam helped with nerves for the big day and provided an extra resource of questions for that final week. Career Services provided an excellent service and an exceptional follow up continued until my CAO place was secured. Thanks to Career Services I have now secured my first-choice place to study Medicine in RCSI, Dublin”

Emer Rose Kealy, Co. WicklowHPAT Candidate

“I did the online Paramedic course through yourselves and I sat the recent aptitude test. I would just like to let you know that I was successful and have gotten through to the interview stage.I would just like to thank you all for your help and letting you know that the course material was excellent.It was very beneficial to me in my exam. I wouldn't have gotten through it only for you guys.I will highly recommend your course to others in the near future”

Sarah Eiffe, Co. MeathParamedic Candidate

“I am delighted to say that the apprenticeship preparation course helped me in getting my plumbing apprenticeship. Before I did the course I was unsure about the aptitude test, I found the course very helpful easily to understand and would one hundred percent recommend the course to any body looking to get the apprenticeship that suits them”

Adam Loughlin, Co. MeathApprenticeship Candidate

“I feel that I am in a much better position going into the Fire-fighter assessments and that I can achieve my dream of becoming a Firefighter”

JamesFirefighter Candidate

“Just emailing in relation to the results I received yesterday from Stage 3, I passed with an OOM of 150, I had completed all 3 courses with ye this year and they were brilliant in guiding me through the process. A particular thanks to Ed and Patrick. I hope to be in the first batch into Templemore”

Lauren, Co. CorkAn Garda Síochána

“I’m delighted to say all your help has been brilliant for my application this year. I passed each stage with ease and that was with the help and guidance you provided. I did stage 2 and 3 with you guys and it was the best money I’ve spent. I’m currently waiting to hear when I get to start in Templemore and I couldn’t be more excited and thankful for your help in getting me to here”

David Dunne, Co. KildareAn Garda Síochána

“I booked a course for stage 1 in the Carlton this year, used your course online for stage 2 and attended stage 3 in Portlaoise... I want to thank you for your course as it immensely helped me and I subsequently passed my interview for the Garda Trainee 2019 on the 25th of November! I am 568 OOM. I would have no hesitation in recommending Careers Services should I know anyone applying”

D Killian, Co. DublinAn Garda Síochána

“I would just like to thank you for your service. I applied in the 2019 campaign and have just received an offer to start this month and without your Stage 1 and 2 online courses it's safe to say that I wouldn't have made it. Will definitely be recommending your service”

Daniel Ebbs, Co. DublinAn Garda Síochána

“I completed the Career Services ‘Stage 3 Interview Preparation Course’ during my journey through the Garda Recruitment Campaign. On the day, we were provided with comprehensive information including a material pack & a full day workshop. The Career Services team were extremely helpful, giving each person individual attention throughout different stages of the day. I am delighted to say that I passed the interview and feel that without this course I would not have been as confident with the information that I provided about myself during the interview. I would certainly recommend Career Services to anyone who is preparing for the aptitude test / interview involved in the Garda recruitment process”

Laura Nolan, Co. OffalyAn Garda Síochána

“I am currently waiting for the next intake class after passing all stages with an OOM in the 50s. I don't know how I would have fared without the help of Career Services. They gave a clear direction and strategy for doing well in the various stages. The course instructors were brilliant and helped with feedback and advice long after the courses were over. The work put in on your own time is massively important but with the direction of Career Services, you know what to aim at and how to hit it every time. I couldn't recommend the course and people involved more highly”

Gary Twamley, Co. DublinAn Garda Síochána

“I’d just like to let you know that your Stage 1 Course was so helpful. It was easy to follow, clear, concise and really helped me in getting through to Stage 2. I’m in the top 20 after the first stage of the Garda recruitment and I definitely wouldn’t have done that well without your prep course. It’s been hugely beneficial”

Rachael Hollinshead, Co. RoscommonAn Garda Síochána

“I passed my Stage 3 Interview as part of the Garda Recruitment process. I signed up to Career Services for your Stage 1 and Stage 2 courses. I have to say that the practice tests were a tremendous benefit, and also note that the tutorials you provided were absolutely excellent. I was in contact with Career Services numerous times, dating back to before the recruitment campaign was even launched or announced. I found your company very helpful. Many thanks again.”

Stephen Scott, Co. MeathAn Garda Síochána

“I would just like to thank ye guys for getting me through the rigourous selection programme for An Garda Siochana.I availed of all of your courses on offer for Stage 1, 2 and 3 and passed all of them with flying colours. I completed stage 4 recently and am now awaiting my intake date into Templemore. Thank you so much for all of your help over the last few months and I will be recommending your services to anyone I meet”

Alan Lewis, Co. LimerickAn Garda Síochána

“I attended the Career Services Stage 1 and 2 preparation courses for the role of a Garda Trainee at the start of 2016. I am e-mailing to thank you so much for the help I received at the day course and for the practice tests, the guide I received to take home and also the online tests. Thankfully I came in the top 200 in both stage 1 and 2. Since then I have passed all the stages and I am starting my training in Templemore on the the 12th of September 2016. I would like to give a special word of thanks to Patrick Nealon who was the instructor I had for both stages. Patrick was brilliant, very easy to talk to and very very good at his job. Any queries I had in class or by e-mail were swiftly answered by Patrick. Even though the days were long, Patrick made it seem as if they were only a couple of hours. The classes were very enjoyable and interesting. Thanks again.”

Sean Purcell, Co. DublinAn Garda Síochána

““I’m now based in Castlebar working away and I’m loving the job. Looking back on what I did with Careers Services I found all of it very helpful for the different stages. The initial aptitude tests were covered very comprehensively and some very valuable pointers were given by Career Services to help in getting the highest marks. The interview preparation was excellent and having gone through the process I can say that Career Services had all angles covered. I’d recommend Career Services to anyone seriously thinking of going through the recruitment process for the Gardai. A special mention for the tutors Eddie and Patrick who were always only a phone call away to offer any advice at any stage of the process. They offer a very personal service.””

Garda Eoin O’MalleyAn Garda Síochána

““I can say with confidence that the classes I did at Career Services are the reason I got into the guards during the toughest recruitment campaign in the organizations history. Can’t recommend it enough.””

Garda Ian HouriganAn Garda Síochána

“I would highly recommend the courses offered by Career Services to get myself prepared for the Garda recruitment campaign. It’s about investing in you and giving yourself the best opportunity to progress and by attending the courses on offer it helped greatly to remove any doubts or possible confusion about the process. Thanks again to all involved, it’s greatly appreciated”

Damien Burke, Co, GalwayAn Garda Síochána

“I did a Garda stage 1, 2 and 3 preparation course last year with ye, I started my training last week in Templemore and can honestly say I wouldn't be there if not for the preparation courses, the best money I ever spent thanks again”

Eric O'Herlihy, Co. CorkAn Garda Síochána

“I found the Career Services Garda preparation course excellent. At first I was nervous and didn't know what to expect. Paddy, the course lecturer was top class in the way he broke things down and simplified it. Everything was explained in a thorough and comprehensive manner. He wasn't afraid to take on questions and answer them, going through anything you may ask slowly. I'd recommend Career Services to anyone who is a little unsure as to what to expect in the upcoming Garda recruitment stage”

Kieran Langan, Co. MayoAn Garda Síochána

“I found Career Services very helpful and only for your preparation courses I would not have made it through. Career Service’s staff were very helpful and very approachable. Róisín who works in the Career Services office was extremely helpful and was always there on the other side of the phone for support and guidance”

Alan Sheridan, Co. MonaghanAn Garda Síochána

“Currently I’m on the last stage. Just the fitness test to do and I wanted to thank you guys. This is my first time going for the guards and if it wasn’t for you guys I wouldn’t have made it this far. Thank you for everything”

Daragh Cullen, Co. DublinAn Garda Síochána

“Hi, I found the course very helpful and worthwhile, it was worth every penny. I passed my interview with no issue. The course was a great help to prepare for the interview, I felt so confident going in, I’m currently waiting on my intake date. Thanks for the help”

Aaron West, Co. RoscommonAn Garda Síochána

“Found Career Services a huge benefit. I found being in a small group rather than 1 on 1 coaching is far more beneficial to me. Other people asked the questions that I wouldn’t have, and I benefitted hugely from it. I definitely would not have passed my interview if I didn’t attend the Career Services day. I received a huge confidence boost and had very little nerves before the interview”

Shaun Harrison, Co. RoscommonAn Garda Síochána

“Attending the Career Services course allowed me to feel confident going in to the interview. The attention to detail to each possible question was excellent. In a class of about twenty, you still got the one on one feeling that allowed you to build your points and elaborate more. I would highly recommend Career Services preparation courses for the future”

Jamie Madden, Co. WestmeathAn Garda Síochána

“This course gave me great preparation for the interview and I passed it with flying colours, I am now waiting to be called for the fitness test, I would recommend this course to anyone with an interview coming up”

Jason Doherty, Co. MayoAn Garda Síochána

“Just wanted to send a brief note thanking you and all the team from Career Services. I've passed all stages and I'm waiting for a start date (hopefully September). I can easily say there's not a chance I would be here had I not done Stage 1 and 2 in particular. In 2013, I bombed out first round!! The online site, which I used literally every day was an invaluable source for preparation. The interview course gave me great confidence going in to my own interview. Thank you, best money I've ever spent!”

Patrick Ryan, Co. WexfordAn Garda Síochána

“I always wanted to be a Guard, it has always my ambition. I researched it well and talked to lots of Guards and they talked about how they had done preparation courses. When I booked the course and completed it I was at ease and was confident. I could not see myself doing as well without the help and guidance of Career Services.”

Peter ConnellanAn Garda Síochána

“I attended the Career Services Stage 1 and 2 preparation courses for the role of a Garda Trainee at the start of 2016. I am e-mailing to thank you so much for the help I received at the day course and for the practice tests, the guide I received to take home and also the online tests. Thankfully I came in the top 200 in both stage 1 and 2. Since then I have passed all the stages and I am starting my training in Templemore on the 12th of September 2016. I would like to give a special word of thanks to Patrick Nealon who was the instructor I had for both stages. Patrick was brilliant, very easy to talk to and very very good at his job. Any queries I had in class or by e-mail were swiftly answered by Patrick. Even though the days were long, Patrick made it seem as if they were only a couple of hours. The classes were very enjoyable and interesting. Thanks again.”

Sean Purcell, Co. DublinAn Garda Síochána

“I attended the Career Services Stage 1 and 2 preparation courses for the role of a Garda Trainee at the start of 2016. I am e-mailing to thank you so much for the help I received at the day course and for the practice tests, the guide I received to take home and also the online tests. Thankfully I came in the top 200 in both stage 1 and 2. Since then I have passed all the stages and I am starting my training in Templemore on the 12th of September 2016. I would like to give a special word of thanks to Patrick Nealon who was the instructor I had for both stages. Patrick was brilliant, very easy to talk to and very very good at his job. Any queries I had in class or by e-mail were swiftly answered by Patrick. Even though the days were long, Patrick made it seem as if they were only a couple of hours. The classes were very enjoyable and interesting. Thanks again.”

Sean Purcell, Co. DublinAn Garda Síochána

“I found Careers Services’ step by step approach to be incredibility helpful and it put me at ease knowing that I had been given the tools to be ready for each stage. Definitely well worth doing these courses. I have used Career Services for each step of the recruitment stages and honestly, everything they covered and everything I learned came up in the exams. I passed each stage with the help of Career Services. The courses were informative and helpful. The staff are very knowledgeable in their field and I would strongly recommend them to anyone pursuing a career with the Gardai. Thank you for all your help”

John N, Co. WaterfordAn Garda Síochána

“I wasn’t too sure about doing the course at first, I thought I’d be fine and able to get through on my own. However, I couldn’t have been more glad that I did the course! They explained exactly what would be needed of me on the day, individually helped with the competencies as to make sure you had the best possible ones for each. It was a calm & relaxed course where I felt I was gaining something every minute I was there. I couldn’t encourage enough to do it, with competition so tough for the Garda recruitment, I feel the Career Services course is a must do if you’re serious about getting through”

Stephen Griffin, Co. GalwayAn Garda Síochána

“I previously availed of the Career Services aptitude assessment preparation course and the interview preparation course for the last Garda recruitment campaign. I found material covered in these courses were of great benefit to me in my application, I got to see first hand what type of questions to expect in the assessments and the interview and more importantly how to best answer them so as to stand out from other candidates. The course also covers doing a trial assessment and interview so as to best prepare you for performing under pressure. After undertaking the course I felt much more confident in my approach to the recruitment campaign and as a result I was successful in getting my training position in Templemore. Overall, I would highly recommend any future applicants availing of career services to be best prepared for the competitive recruitment campaign! I found it a great help! I am currently in my 18th week of training and passing out of the college on the 10th of March”

John Lynch, Co. CorkAn Garda Síochána

“I took part in two separate prep courses earlier this year, I participated in one course to assist with the aptitude tests and one to help with the interview, I am now a Trainee Garda in the Garda training college in Templemore and without a doubt I would not be here without your help, many thanks”

Shane Lyons, Co. DublinAn Garda Síochána

“I can say with confidence that the classes I did at Career Services are the reason I got into the guards during the toughest recruitment campaign in the organisations history. Can’t recommend it enough”

Garda Ian Hourigan, Co. DublinAn Garda Síochána

“I just want to say that to this day I still give people your name for the courses you provide when they are enquiring at the station about entry to the Gardai. I can honestly say that without your course I would never have passed, especially the aptitude test. The analytical alone would have had me running out of the test centre without even attempting it. But fortunately you explained it all so well in the course that I didn’t have a problem with it. I do know that I would not be here in the station now writing this had I not done your course”

Garda (stationed in Dungarvan)An Garda Síochána

“I am now a student Garda and only for the help of the tutors in Career Services I would have gone to the table with the completely wrong approach to the selection assessments and interview”

Garda Trainee PaulAn Garda Síochána

“The interview material was probably the best one for me as we received fantastic help and the instructors went through each of our examples for each competency, how it could be altered or how we could maybe use a more favorable example. The material received for stage 4 again was full of detail and very helpful”

Garda Trainee SharonAn Garda Síochána

“I managed to pass all 3 of the stages I used the assistance of Career Services for all of them and I can’t thank them enough. For anyone who is serious about applying for the Gardaí, I would definitely recommend partaking in these courses as the value for money is fantastic”

Garda Trainee Noel MAn Garda Síochána

“Remember that it is a small price to pay for the professional help you receive. I have since talked to prospective candidates going forward for the test and interview who were not prepared. From talking to these candidates I was convinced I was far more prepared than they were, and that’s where it counts. I passed”

Garda Trainee AislingAn Garda Síochána

“After having been placed in band 2 of Stage 1 of the Garda recruitment in 2013 I was called back to compete at Stage 2 in August 2015. I had seen various ads from Career Services and decided to try out the course to assist me with that stage. It was a morning spent with one of the instructors going over the material and getting us familiar with each and every aspect of the stage. The information, knowledge and practice material we received was outstanding and I know I wouldn’t have done nearly as well without their help”

Ryan TAn Garda Síochána

“Without your course I had no idea what to expect as the information from the Public Appointments Service was inadequate. I sign off only to say many thanks and best wishes to all future applicants in your guidance. I would recommend your course to anyone who is seriously thinking about a career in An Garda Síochána”

Garda Trainee JohnAn Garda Síochána

“I attended an interview preparation course with Career Services in 2015 and I found the course essential for my progression through the recruitment stages. I am certain that I would have failed the interview stage had it not been for Career Services. I would recommend them as they are patient, professional and will ensure you are 100% ready before the course ends”

Garda Trainee Razvan GAn Garda Síochána

“I’m currently in the midst of stage 5 so I honestly can’t thank you and your organisation enough. The help I got was without a doubt invaluable”

Stephen O’MahonyAn Garda Síochána

“Very good content! Particularly the Report Writing, it was good to work in teams and get other people’s insights and opinions. Thanks for the help!”

Raegan SherwinAn Garda Síochána

“Time Management was perfect. Great content on the day and also the fact that the online part has even more is extremely beneficial”

Jamie O’NeillAn Garda Síochána

“Very good course! Excellent tutors. Feel a lot more at ease and very well structured”

Steven NolanAn Garda Síochána

“Very good course! Excellent tutors. Feel a lot more at ease and very well structured”

Steven NolanAn Garda Síochána

“Very helpful! Without doing the stage 1 course I would not have passed the first stage. Feeling confident for the next stage”

Christina BradyAn Garda Síochána

“The course was hugely beneficial in terms of a structure and plan. I now feel confident in tackling this”

James NolanAn Garda Síochána

“I found the classroom course very informative. I had tried to book a classroom course for Stage 1 but it was booked out. I went for the online course instead which was great. I could ask questions and get a clear understanding of the exam layouts in the classroom course at Stage 2”

Gemma SegraveAn Garda Síochána

“Such a great course. Makes all the stuff easier to understand”

Jody CrolyAn Garda Síochána

“Brilliant. Very informative and very well structured. Explains everything needed”

Tony KingAn Garda Síochána

“I found the Career Services course very helpful. Having undertook the in class course and also through the online database, I feel ready for my aptitude tests”

Stephen BrehonyAn Garda Síochána

“The course today was very helpful and has now prepared me to complete Stage 2 of the Garda recruitment”

Keenan McGawikAn Garda Síochána

“Great course, lots of information. Tutors were very very helpful. Feeling very confident now”

Guilherme CarvalhoAn Garda Síochána

“Good use of time, focusing on new exercises and the ability to work at home after the course”

Ronan Mc QuillanAn Garda Síochána

“Very good! Highly informative. Thank you”

Ruain BrodiganAn Garda Síochána

“It really helped me to understand how to write a report. Now I know how to write one properly. These course courses are really worth the money because it really helped me to pass stage 1 where I achieved a high score”

Roksana BulawaAn Garda Síochána

“Hi, I found the course very helpful and worthwhile, it was worth every penny. I passed my Interview with no issue. The course was great help to prepare for the interview, I felt so confident going in, I’m currently waiting on my intake date. Thanks for the help”

Alan MurphyAn Garda Síochána

“Passed my interview but ran into another aspect of the process. Additionally, candidates should prepare for the event of being asked for a third example of a competency after giving two (For example: Can you give me an example of competency X where you feel you could have done better, what would you have changed). In such an incident a candidate could refer to a backup of another prepared competency but just to be aware that it's possible. The course was fantastic and the staff very professional and know their stuff”

Aaron WestAn Garda Síochána

“Currently I’m on the last stage. Just the fitness and what to thank you guys this is my first time going for the guards. And if it wasn’t for you guys I wouldn’t have made it this far thank you for everything”

Gerard ShielsAn Garda Síochána

“Attending the Garda Interview Preparation course allowed me to feel confident going in to the interview. The attention to detail to each possible question was excellent. In a class of about twenty, you still got the one on one feeling that allowed you to build your points and elaborate more. I would highly recommend Career Services preparation courses for the future”

Daragh CullenAn Garda Síochána

“Found Career Services a huge benefit. I found being in a small group rather than 1 on 1 coaching is far more beneficial to me. Other people asked the questions that I wouldn’t have, and I benefitted hugely from it. I definitely would not have passed my interview if I didn’t attend the career services day. I received a huge confidence boost and had very little nerves before the interview”

Jamie MaddenAn Garda Síochána

“found the courses very beneficial indeed as I passed the interview stage and I am currently waiting to go for my fitness test for the Gardai”

Shaun HarrisonAn Garda Síochána

““Deciding to go with Career services to prepare me for each stage of application, was the best decision I could have made, everything is laid out for you in an understandable format. I would highly recommend anyone who is applying for the recruit prison officer position to give themselves a head start by using career services.””

Ken ConnollyPrison Officers

“"I used your course for the prison service and did fantastic through the process because of it, and I will be using it again for An Garda Siochana because that's a career I want to pursue now. I found career services extremely helpful, I can't recommend them enough, I recommend them to everyone who wants to excel in whatever job they are pursuing. Top quality preparation."”

Fran O'KellyPrison Officers

““I attended the course for prison recruit officer with Eddie and found it most helpful. I have done the tests for the prison service and have passed stage 2 and hopefully will be selected for interview in near future.””

Noel GracePrison Officers

““The course was excellent. I wouldn’t have passed the aptitude without doing it. Thanks.””

Fergal DalyPrison Officers

““Very informative and very good value for money””

Leanne O CallaghanPrison Officers

““Very professional tutors. Vast amount of useful knowledge. Well worth the money””

David ZagrabskiPrison Officers

““Very good course. Really worth doing as we got very good information””

Gavin ShortPrison Officers

““Excellent course! Would not have had a clue about the competencies without attending this course””

Tyrone O’ DonnellPrison Officers

““Excellent course and very informative. I have much more confidence heading into the Stage 3 interview now. I would highly recommend the course. Excellent tutors. Much appreciated””

Amanda FullamPrison Officers

“Honestly I can say, that I probably would NOT have been successful in my aptitude tests without the help of Career Services, and would highly recommend anyone who's going for an aptitude test to definitely use Career Services, As the old saying goes... "Fail to prepare, then prepare to fail! "Thanks again for all your help.”

Greg Devine, Letterkenny, Co DonegalParamedics

“This is the second time I have used the career services preparation course. The first time helped me be successful and very high up the panel for my current job as ICO with the National Ambulance Service. Three years later I am now going for the student paramedic role and I took the advice I give to everybody and signed up for the preparation course again. Good job I did as Career Services knew about the changes to the aptitude test and gave a full and complete training day with extra online practice questions that got me safely through the new aptitude test. The time spent on the interview preparation during the course will, I'm sure, get me through the interview safely and with the best results again.”

Stephen Hand, LongfordParamedics

“I could not have been happier with the service I received. Going into the aptitude tests I felt supremely confident and I can say without a shadow of a doubt if I hadn't done the course with them I would not have passed the aptitude tests on the day. The course itself was very focused and very simple to understand. All the course material presented to us showed their high level of professionalism and their backgrounds in teaching really shone through. I cannot recommend Career Services highly enough and it was definitely worth the money.”

Jason Finn, LimerickParamedics

“I could not have been happier with the service I received. Going into the aptitude tests I felt supremely confident and I can say without a shadow of a doubt if I hadn't done the course with them I would not have passed the aptitude tests on the day. The course itself was very focused and very simple to understand. All the course material presented to us showed their high level of professionalism and their backgrounds in teaching really shone through. I cannot recommend Career Services highly enough and it was definitely worth the money.”

Jason Finn, LimerickParamedics

““I thought this course was very interesting and I learned a lot from doing it. I felt the maths was the most difficult, but the exercise questions and answers were a great help. I would recommend this course to my family and friends””

Aisling WilsonCivil Service

““Worth doing, gives an insight into what is expected and helps with what to study in relation to entrance exams””

Philomena HynesCivil Service

““Helped me a lot to pass the online tests. Didn’t know anything about the test before the course so I would recommend it to anyone. Practical preparation is offered which is hard to come by for this test"”

EmmaCivil Service

““I found this course extremely helpful and of huge benefit to me. I have gained a lot more knowledge. I feel more confident leaving today and for the next stages of the clerical officer competition””

Jane LawlorCivil Service

““Very good! Loads of information, very helpful and easy to follow with lots of tips to help with preparation””

Barbara FortuneCivil Service

““Excellent! The course presenter was excellent, very articulate and a good communicator. The course was very specific and focused and fulfilled my expectations””

Caroline WalsheCivil Service

““This course has prepared me for the upcoming test. I would be lost with out it. Seriously! “”

JeanCivil Service

““Very beneficial, the course content was explained in detail. The tutor was efficient going through each module in great detail. Excellent course””

Christina FosterCivil Service

““The course is very helpful. Without doing it people will struggle to understand the material that they will be asked in the exam””

Ryan BaileyCivil Service

““Very good! Trainer was very good and helpful. I would not like to be trying the aptitude tests without this training””

Louise CadamCivil Service

““Feeling much calmer and better about the aptitude test. Great breakdown of different test and the tutors were were easy to talk to and ask questions. “”

EmerCivil Service

““Thanks for your help with the aptitude exam. It really gave me a great guide to what came up in the exam. As a result I got a position in Cork. Thanks so much.””

KarenCivil Service

““The course really narrowed down the types of questions that appear in the exam. I would have spent weeks going through aptitude test books to help me prepare. The course was really well presented and communicated.””

TimCivil Service

“"I am very grateful for coming across the Career Services HPAT course when I was preparing for my HPAT for the third time. The whole course was very well structured and organised. The tutors and the support system were excellent. I especially found the techniques for sections 1 and 2 very helpful. I wound not have gotten into medicine without this course and I would recommend it to anyone looking to ace their HPAT."”

Poorvaja Adiraju, Co. DublinHPAT

“"My experience with you guys was brilliant and the course was undoubtedly helpful, so once again thank you for everything"”

Anil Mathew, Co.DonegalHPAT

“"Thanks to Career Services HPAT entry course, I was able to enter into my first choice of medicine in the RCSI. Their course helped me increase my HPAT score from 173 to 186. I can’t recommend them highly enough."”

Kevin Foley, Co. DublinHPAT

“"I had a really positive experience with Career Services. Before I started studying for the HPAT I was completely overwhelmed and intimidated by what seemed like the most difficult exam ever. Choosing the Career Services prep course was definitely the best decision I made. The day course simplified the whole process and the tutor addressed all the worries I had. The course is a very reasonable price for all the material and support. I found the customer service to be beyond compare. I was over the moon with my results!"”

Kate Gaughan, Co. MayoHPAT

“"The HPAT is a minefield compared to the relatively reliable structure of the Leaving Cert. That is why the guidance that Career Services provides is so valuable. The course day gave me a really good understanding of how the HPAT should be approached. As well as that, the many study hours’ worth of material that I received helped me to fine tune my preparation. No matter how well prepared you are, the HPAT exam will never go totally to plan, but with the excellent training I had received I was able to stick to the structured approach that I had learned, leading to a score I was extremely happy with. Career Services showed me that you don't have to pay an arm and a leg for top quality HPAT preparation"”

Shane Mooney, Co. SligoHPAT

“I found the HPAT to be one of the most challenging exams on my journey to study medicine. It was very difficult and required a lot of preparation. With the help of Career Services, I got the head start I needed, and it made the HPAT a lot more accessible and it didn’t seem so impossible. I was delighted when I received my result and I knew I couldn’t have done it without the help of this preparation course. All the hard work was worth it when I received my offer to study medicine at Trinity College Dublin, my dream course"”

Alannah McMahon, Co. ClareHPAT

“Career Services was, without doubt, the most helpful tool in my journey to securing a place in Medicine. The course was calming, reassuring, and gave me confidence for the challenge ahead. The sample questions and practical advice proved to be a vital part of my preparation. The Mock exam helped with nerves for the big day and provided an extra resource of questions for that final week. Career Services provided an excellent service and an exceptional follow up continued until my CAO place was secured. Thanks to Career Services I have now secured my first-choice place to study Medicine in RCSI, Dublin.”

Alannah McMahon, Co. ClareHPAT

“Just want to say that thanks to the Career Services course I have been offered my first choice of midwifery. I have no doubt that if I had not invested in the course I would not be starting in September. Numerical would not be my strong point but the instructor made it easy to understand so I had no issues flying through the questions in the exam. If you have any doubts about the assessment at all I would absolutely recommend taking this course.”

Sharon McMahon, Co. CorkMature Nursing

“"To say that I am impressed with your NMBI preparation courses is an understatement. I don't know how to describe my joy and emotions. This is my first time of trying this assessment test and it is also the last time because I met the qualifying standard and I was also offered a place in my first choice of University. Before a friend recommended your course to me, I had zero confidence and zero knowledge of the Mature Nursing assessment tests. Taking the preparation courses with you gave me the knowledge, the speed and the confidence I used in writing the exams. I am forever grateful that I did this course with you and I will highly recommend this course to anyone who wants secure a place in nursing as a mature student"”

Oge Onyia, Co. DublinMature Nursing

“"I had heard about Career Services through a friend. He had also used the service and had successfully passed his assessment and went on to get a place in UCD. I had a look at the website and booked in for a session. Maths was not my strongest subject, never had been, so I knew I needed the additional support. I completed the webinar and I felt for the first time in the whole application process that maybe I had a chance, this was doable. The online resources where amazing to practice and the mock exams gave me insight to what I should expect. When the test format was released I was contacted straight away and told this by Career Services so I knew what to expect. I honestly can’t thank them enough, I was successful in so far as I’ve passed the assessment, I’m just waiting to hear about a place in college. If you’re seriously thinking of applying for nursing this is the way to go. Every section of the exam was covered in the learning materials. I can’t thank Career Services enough, and I will be recommending them to anyone who is applying after me"”

Karina Whelan, Co. DublinMature Nursing

“"A work friend who got sponsored to go to university and train as a nurse told me about the Career Services course. It took me 3 years to eventually get the time to give it a go (university). I'm not in yet but I've received the results of my test, and I feel I've scored well, better than most. The initial day in January online set me up for everything I needed. I learned how numeracy works and the best way to find an answer. I practiced as much as possible before the test and if it weren't for the course I wouldn't have got near it, that's a fact. I'm glad I spent the money personally and I feel I've done enough to get in. Will have to wait and see now. (Marc scored 193)"”

Marc Fussell, Co. LimerickMature Nursing

“"I’m currently waiting eagerly for next Thursday to see if I get any offers. I scored 175 in the assessment test which means I am in with a chance of getting my course. Without a doubt this is thanks to Career Services. When I heard I had to do an aptitude test which included maths I didn’t think I would be able to do it as I was so weak at maths at school. I then found Career Services’ preparation course and purchased it. Worth every single penny. Such good value for money. The webinar was fantastic and covered the numeracy, verbal reasoning and job simulation so well and in so much detail. Numeracy was the area in which I was not very confident and after the webinar I felt so much more confident and practiced on the online platform every day where I got to the stage where I could answer 15 correct questions in 5 minutes because of the techniques we were shown during the webinar. Career Services were so helpful; always keeping us up to date on the assessment such as changes, dates, new materials etc. Points are very unpredictable every year and If I am unsuccessful I will purchase the Career Services package again next year. I would recommend this course to anyone planning on doing the assessment"”

Sarah Farrell, Co. MonaghanMature Nursing

“"Good afternoon ,just want to say thank you for your help all through the work materials to the assessment that yield positive results, I got a place from CAO this morning ,keep up the good work and God Bless"”

Sandra Amadi, Co. LouthMature Nursing

“"Thanks to Career Services, I don’t think I would have done it without your preparation. A little background story - I have been trying for nursing since 2017. After three failed attempts, I stopped trying. I decided to try again in 2021 after getting diagnosed with dyslexia. I attended the webinar with an open mind and practised all questions. The mock exam was fantastic and felt like a real-time test. We were also notified of any changes and provided more practice questions. The Instructors were excellent – enthusiastic; they did a great job of getting as much engagement as possible in an entirely virtual setting. They made complex concepts straightforward to understand. I thought the virtual learning experience was quite good. There did not seem to be anything lacking. Excellent delivery – clear, concise and engaging. I passed this year and am in the first of Mental health nursing. I Highly recommend Career Service to prospective students. BEST €165 I have spent!!!!"”

Anon, CarlowMature Nursing

“"I can honestly say doing to the apprenticeship preparation course helped me to secure my ESB apprenticeship. I did not know what to expect from the aptitude tests or the interview before attending the course. I learned so much at the course and left feeling confident about my aptitude tests and the interview. I used what I learned at the course and was successful. I cannot thank Career Services enough for helping me to succeed with my apprenticeship ".”

Liam O' Driscoll, Co. CorkApprenticeships

“"A huge shout out to Career Services for helping me achieve my dream job as an apprentice aircraft mechanic. The apprenticeship preparation course was a huge asset to me and allowed me to approach the aptitude tests and interviews with huge confidence allowing me to do well in them. This therefore unlocked a new stage of my life as an aircraft mechanic. My tutor for the day brilliantly broke down what the aptitude tests required, and the booklet allowed me to adequately prepare in advance for the interview. Once again thanks for the great help".”

Sean Meaney, Co. ClareApprenticeships

“"I found the Career Services preparations course to be a huge help when applying for the ESB apprenticeship in 2017. They were able to give me great experience of the aptitude test prior to sitting it. The staff are very friendly and really accommodating. I would highly recommend Career Services to anyone who is thinking of applying for the ESB".”

Billy O'Malley, Co. CorkApprenticeships

“"My son attended the apprenticeship course in Galway today. I just want to say thank you. He learned a lot and it was a very well run training course. Great instructor, well done".”

Edel Hogan, Co. ClareApprenticeships

“"I feel that attending the apprenticeship course was a great help to me in securing my EIR apprenticeship. I was unsure as to what the aptitude tests and interview stage entailed before attending this course. I learned so much from the clear explanation given by the tutor at the course and I felt much more confident about my aptitude tests and interview. I used the knowledge I gained at the course for each assessment stage and thankfully I was successful. I would like to give a big thank you to career services for helping me succeed with my apprenticeship".”

Megan Banahan, Co. RoscommonApprenticeships

“"I am delighted to say that the apprenticeship preparation course helped me in getting my plumbing apprenticeship. Before I did the course, I was unsure about the aptitude test, I found the course very helpful, easy to understand and would one hundred percent recommend the course to anybody looking to get the apprenticeship that suits them".”

Adam Loughlin, Co. MeathApprenticeships

“"I found Careers Services approach to the whole process of applying to an apprenticeship very helpful and they covered it very well. Definitely well worth doing these courses. Having used Career Services, I would highly recommend them and everything they covered came up in my interview and the aptitude test. I can say that Career Services were a major help to me in my pursuit to an apprenticeship. The staff and course content were excellent and very helpful. This course is definitely worth doing as it's a great benefit to achieving the apprenticeship. Thank you for all your help and I am delighted to say I got my apprenticeship!"”

Conor McShea, Co. SligoApprenticeships

“"I attended the Apprenticeship Preparation course and found the course and handout notes to be a huge help to me sitting the aptitude tests. When it came to the interview I referred back to the notes which obviously did the trick as I was successful and started my Electrical Apprenticeship with the ESB in September. I absolutely love it and am so grateful to Career Services for their help and guidance".”

Geoff Flanagan, Co. KildareApprenticeships

“"I found the course excellent and very informative particularly for the aptitude tests. The course was very beneficial, and I would highly recommend it to anyone considering applying for an ESB apprenticeship ."”

Luke O' Grady, Co. RoscommonApprenticeships

“"The course was very good in terms of learning how to prepare for a number of things such as interview skills and aptitude testing. I would recommend this preparation course to anyone looking to apply for an apprenticeship".”

Conor Cowman, Co. WaterfordApprenticeships

“"The course was informative and was well explained. If I didn’t attend I would feel that I would have no chance of getting the apprenticeship I want. Thank you"”

Ray Doyle, Co. WexfordApprenticeships

““Great tutors. Informative and original ideas on exam technique were presented by the tutors. Delighted with the service I received.””

RichieFirefighters

““I feel that I am in a much better position going into the Firefighter assessments and that I can achieve my dream of becoming a Firefighter.””

JamesFirefighters

““Brilliant service. I really felt that it helped both with my confidence and my capability in the Firefighter assessment and interview””

CormacFirefighters

““Tutors were very helpful. They were engaging and thorough. They gave us plenty of written information””

DavidFirefighters

““I enjoyed the informal nature of the course. It was easy to learn as the lessons were explained clearly.””

PavelFirefighters

““A very clear, helpful course which I feel will be of great benefit in the Firefighter test””

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