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 Deirdre Sayers from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

Deirdre Sayers

Primary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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Deirdre Sayers
Do not go into teaching solely for holidays, and definitely not if you want to be rich! You need to like children be patient, kind and be able to work with many types of people.
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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.
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Careers in Construction Showcase

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Careers in Construction Showcase


Thursday, January 11, 2018 




Careers in Construction Showcase

Building Careers and Infrastructure for the Future 

This event is a one day showcase about working in the Construction Industry 

Date: Thursday 25th January 2018 

Time: 10 - 2pm 

Venue: Raddison Hotel Athlone

This event is organised by the Regional Skills Forum and the Construction Industry Federation. On the day we will have companies from numerous different disciplines within the Construction Industry / Built Environment along with various educational providers including Institutes of Technologies, Solas and Education and Training Boards. 

Modern Examples of Construction on the day: 

  • Interactive Screen Technology 
  • Building Information Modelling 
  • Virtual Reality Headsets
  • Scanner and Total Stations 
  • Carpentry Apprenticeship Examples 
  • Electrical Apprenticeship Examples 
  • Mechanical Apprenticeship Examples 

Click here to download school booking form.