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 Liam McCaul from Sustainable Energy Authority to give some advice for people considering this job:

Liam McCaul

R&D Engineer

Sustainable Energy Authority

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Liam McCaul
Do your best to find out the most you can about your specific engineering category, whether it be Electronics, Mechanical, Civil etc. Approach companies to try and get experience whilst you are at college, that way you have a running start on how to use the most up to date packages and instruments that companies have, and that then gets you the work experience when you finish college.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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CANCELLED - Cork and Monaghan Training Sessions

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CANCELLED - Cork and Monaghan Training Sessions

Monday, October 16, 2017 

CANCELLED - Cork and Monaghan Training Sessions

The following CareersPortal and REACH+ Career & College Preparation Progrmme Training Sessions and presentations scheduled to take place, Monday 16th October 2017 and Tuesday 17th October have now been been cancelled due hurricane Ophelia and the travel warnings in place:

  • Coláiste Muire, Bishop's St. Cobh Co. Cork - Monday 16th October
  • Cork Options Careers Fair, Rochestown Park, Cork Monday, 17th & 18th October 

Apologies to all of you who were booked to attend. We will be in contact again when alterntive events are organised. 

  • Branch Presentation, IGC North East Branch, Shirley Arms Hotel: Carrickmacross Tuesday, 17th October 2.30 - 4.30pm - this event will now take place next Tuesday, 24th October 2.30-4.30pm in the same venue

Any further updates or changes will be published on the CareersPortal website and on our social media feeds.

We will be also available at Options West Careers Fair 2017, Galway Bay Hotel, Galway Tuesday, 24th October 9.00am - 3.30pm for CareersPortal & REACH+ Training all day - call to our stand.

Stay safe everyone, most especially our schools and colleagues in Cork and the South West.

The CareersPortal Team