An interior designer in Dublin is set to start a new job next month, after completing her masters in a year.
The job will be a temporary position that will pay €15,000 a year, and the job will involve a six-month internship.
“It will give me an opportunity to spend more time with my family and spend more of my time in Dublin,” she said.
“I think it’s important to have a stable job, a steady income, and it will help me to have the confidence to move into the next phase of my career.”
The new role will require a two-year apprenticeship, and will be the first of its kind in the country.
“The apprenticeship is a great opportunity to really develop the skills that I need in my career and give me the opportunity to earn a higher wage,” she added.
“Being an interior designer is an exciting and rewarding profession, but I also know it is an expensive profession.”
Working as an interior design apprentice is going to give me a chance to pay off some of the debts that I have in my life, and to be able to pay those debts off in my own lifetime.
“In the past I have had to put myself through some pretty tough times, but this is a chance for me to take some positives out of the situation.”
She is also planning to start her own business and is looking to move to another country if she can find work in Ireland.
“There are some good opportunities out there and I want to take advantage of them,” she told the RTE show.
“For now I am focusing on getting my own start, and hopefully I can be a good citizen and be able buy a house in Dublin, or move somewhere else.”
The job is one of many being advertised for interior designers in Dublin and the region.
The position will be part of the City of Dublin’s Urban and Community Design Program, which is designed to create a more sustainable environment for people to live, work and visit.
“We’re hoping that we will be able get some more people into the program and we hope that it will encourage them to work more,” said Ms Kavanagh.
“This is one part of a wider program that we have in place.
It’s about finding places for people that want to come to work, and also to find places for their families and friends to live.”
The programme also helps people who want to move from their home cities, or from Ireland, and get their skills up to speed.
“When I look at what we’re doing now, it’s very exciting,” said RTE’s Katie McDonough.
“These are young people that are coming from far away, coming from Dublin and coming here, and they are really looking to make the best of it.”
They want to make it work, they want to do it well and they want the opportunity.