John Patrick always dreamed of working in aviation and the Airline and Cabin Crew Studies course at Portobello Institute made this dream come true.
Sinead completed fashion buying & merchandising course in 2017 now works for luxury brand Holt Renfrew in Toronto
David balances his commitment to his sport and his sports science studies with the support of his tutors, he say’s “they are always on your side and want you to do the best you can!”
On successful completion of his sports therapy degree, Dan O’Mahony was accepted on the RCSI Master’s Degree in physiotherapy.
Jamie Judge reflects on how developing her communication skills throughout her sports therapy degree will help her in her master’s degree in physiotherapy in London.
After 30 years in financial services Sheena switched to become a Special Needs Assistant. She describes the course as ‘ an enjoyable challenge that fitted perfectly with her home life’.
“Overall, I honestly found the balance of home life, work life and studying not as overwhelming I initially thought it would be and I submitted my thesis the day before my fourth baby was born!”
Denise found the whole experience to be excellent and a massive help when trying to secure a position within industry.
James has secured his dream position as Online Merchandiser for Brown Thomas & Arnotts Menswear
Finding time to undertake a course can be a challenge for busy professionals like Emma. However, she found the part time/weekend structure of the Gym Instructor course worked well and still left time for other things!
“My whole journey in college has been truly life changing. I have gained so much, and I can honestly say to anyone if you feel you want to go to college…. You can do it! That mountain is high and hard to climb but it is so worth it … Follow your dreams and believe in yourself, you can be anything yo
Portobello tutors make returning to education less daunting for Halima Ansari. “All tutors were very approachable, friendly and helpful in their manner. It can be a very daunting experience going back into education after so many years, but the tutor support made the whole experience more comfortable for me”.
“Without the course none of this would have been possible so I’ll be forever grateful to Portobello Institute.”
"Our tutor's abundant knowledge of the fashion industry along with a wealth of experience made for a killer class."
"I always wanted to work in the fashion industry, I grew up in a family business and my Mum was a fashion designer."