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.

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I would advise them to get themselves physically fit and to maintain it. I would also say that a sense of humour is very important and the ability to laugh at themselves. They should have self discipline and be prepared to accept imposed discipline. Punctuality is very important as is respect for others. If they had sporting interests that would be a help.

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Engineers Week 2018 – how your school can get involved

Engineers Week will be back early next year from February 24th to March 2nd to celebrate engineering across Ireland. The week is a collaboration among schools, businesses, community groups and volunteers from the engineering profession, who come together to showcase the exciting world of engineering. 

Events and activities that aim to be fun and informative for all involved will take place around the country during the week - which will take place from 24th February to 2nd March, 2018. The annual event is coordinated on a national basis by Engineers Ireland's STEPS programme - a strategic partner of Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Smart Futures Programme.

Thanks to the efforts of industry and volunteer engineers, this year’s Engineers Week was the most successful yet: with 786 events running across Ireland and 177 organisations taking place; managing to engage a grand total of 63,254 participants.

The Engineers Week website has all the resources and ideas you need in order to bring Engineers Week to your school. Check out the secondary school guide where you can find events in your area, download activities and exclusively, for the first time - register to host a free screening ofDream Big - Engineering Our World.

Be sure to continue to keep an eye on the website in the coming months to see more events and activities in your area! 

Event:             Engineers Week 2018

Date:               24th February – 2nd March 2018

Location:         Nationwide









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