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 Brian Macken from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

Brian Macken

Science Communicator

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Brian Macken

I would strongly advise you to do the Masters in Science Communication in DCU. It really gives you a feel for the different kinds of media and ways of explaining things. And it's a good place to make contacts, which is also useful.

I would also recommend that you read science books. Not textbooks, good popular science books are just as useful for this kind of work, as it's already been broken down into simpler language for you. And only read the ones that you're interested in - it shouldn't be a chore to read them.

But I would recommend reading outside your subject area, so if you're into physics, then read some books on biology and vice versa (everyone should read Stephen J. Gould).  However, the more knowledge you have, the more questions you'll be able to answer.

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Apprenticeships with ESB Networks 2017

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Apprenticeships with ESB Networks 2017


Tuesday, February 07, 2017 




Apprenticeships with ESB Networks 2017

Interested in working at ESB Networks?

Apprenticeships in ESB Networks 2017 - Expression of Interest is now open for registration. The apprenticeship recruitment campaign will be going live 1st March 2017.

Each year, ESB Networks employ a number of Electrical and HGV Mechanic Apprentices. Electrical apprentices are recruited every year and HGV Mechanics are recruited every second year.

Training commences in September 2017. Candidates must be over 16 years of age on 1st June 2017. ESB Networks will be recruiting during March/April 2017.

Please fill in your details in the form below to register an Expression of Interest. When the recruitment campaign goes live, ESB will send you an invitation to submit an application.

Click here to submit your Expression of Interest

Find out more about apprenticeships here.

The CareersPortal Team