Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Jonathan Pugsley from Sustainable Energy Authority to give some advice for people considering this job:


Jonathan Pugsley

Energy Manager

Sustainable Energy Authority

Read more

  Jonathan Pugsley

Communication and team skills are probably the most important aspect overlooked.

In energy management, it is not I that saves the energy, but often it is folks on the ground using the equipment.

It is the energy managers job to educate by communication, the importance of doing the right things, savings then come as a result.


The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Study Skills
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation
ask the experts
  clipboard image
Defence Forces
Engineering in the Defence Force covers a full range of military tasks such as bridging,Track-way, mine warefare, battle field clearing and explosives.

employer profile image
  clipboard image
Insurance Practitioner Apprentice
"You have to have a willingness to learn and to start at the bottom. "

Ormonde College of Further Education
CAREER NEWS         RSS Feeds

  Friday, April 28 2017
  National Skills Council Launched
  Thursday, April 27 2017
  150 new jobs with biotech company Shire
  Thursday, April 27 2017
  35 new jobs with digital mapping specialist Esri Ireland
  Thursday, April 27 2017
  New Report on Future Skills Needs of The Food And Drink Sector
  Wednesday, April 26 2017
  100 new jobs with cyber security company Tenable Networks
  Tuesday, April 25 2017
  Summer contracts with Bank of Ireland
  Tuesday, April 25 2017
  Part time compliance auditing visitors wanted