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 Chloe Kinsella from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:

Chloe Kinsella

Engineer - Carbon


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Chloe Kinsella

People working as carbon specialist come from many different backgrounds. In fact one of my former colleagues came from a genetics background, while the others were from an engineering background.

In Ireland at the moment it is quite hard to get into the carbon space so you may have to go abroad for training.

To pursue a career in engineering it is important to have a strong technical background.


Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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HPAT Preparation Courses

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HPAT Preparation Courses

Monday, December 04, 2017 

HPAT Preparation Courses

6th year students considering medicine will at this stage be giving serious consideration to preparation for the HPAT exam in February 2018. Our HPAT preparation courses are filling fast and our HPAT Complete Package is currently running for a discounted price. This includes:

  • 2 x days preparation (a day course and mock exam)
  • HPAT Home Study Pack (30 + hours of home study material)
  • Online Resources (tutorials following day course)

Early bookings are strongly advised to avoid disappointment.

See here for a full list of remaining HPAT course dates and venues:

Students interested in Apprenticeships

Did you know that many apprenticeships use aptitude tests and interviews as part of their selection process? Hundreds of private companies also use these kinds of assessments. Our 2018 Apprenticeship Assessment preparation courses are now available to book. These courses are ideal for students considering an apprenticeship with companies like the ESB, eir, Bus Éireann and many more. They also provide students with lifelong interview skills which can be applied to many future job applications. Find out more about our Apprenticeship preparation courses as well as dates and venues here

We would also like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The Career Services Team