Back to school for Hoops boss Bradley

by Aaron Dunne
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Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley made a return to his former school this week, much to the delight of the students at Mount Seskin Community School in Jobstown. 

Bradley, who has just led the team to three-in-a-row SSE Airtricity League of Ireland titles, has gone back to his former school to encourage students to start considering their career paths and the jobs of the future.

Bradley was joined by more than 20 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 last month.

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.

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. 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,” he said.

Emir Murphy, Programme Coordinator, 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.

Featured Image: Shamrock Rovers league title winning manager and past pupil Stephen Bradley, Mark Mulraney of Jan Janssens, teacher Jim Halpin and Darren Murray of Brown Bag Productions on a career day at Mount Seskin in Jobstown last week

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