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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.



The current landscape of design in Ireland

A new report from the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) has today published a new report with a specific focus on design.

'Winning by Design - An introduction to the design skills required for firms to be innovative and competitive in global markets', explores the current landscape of design in Ireland, getting behind what exactly is meant by design, which disciplines of design are more relevant to the wider enterprise base and the role of design and the designer in enterprise.

This comprehensive report highlights the complex nature of design today and the myriad ways in which design is rapidly changing.

The focus is not just on what is necessary for the traditional design sectors such as architecture, fashion design, craft, furniture design etc. but also on understanding what design skills are and how they are necessary for the traditionally non-design intensive sectors.

Recommendations are made for the further development and enhancement design in Ireland in key areas including: design education provision; design training for businesses and designer upskilling; and the funding of design. A proposed action plan is included.

'Winning by Design' is available from this link.

The CareersPortal Team

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