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Realist?

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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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A Career in Engineering

Find out if you have got what it takes to be an engineer

A Career in Engineering

Engineers design and innovate. They take ideas and make them a reality. Engineers work in a wide variety of career areas. Their work is meaningful and they make a real impact on society and the world we live in.

Who is suited to Engineering?

  • Do you wonder how things work?
  • Do you enjoy problem solving? Suggesting new ideas and ways of doing things?
  • Are you always looking to make improvements to things?
  • Are you methodical – do you picture situations and analyse in steps?

If you answered YES to one or more of the above questions you might be suited to a career in engineering. Engineers work in various sectors; ICT, science, construction, electronics, mechanics and many more industries.

There are many benefits to working in engineering roles. The work is usually challenging and stimulating. The skills you will use in your work are applicable to various other careers. Your work is meaningful as you are making an impact on society and developing new products. And if that isn’t enough to keep you interested, the roles are usually quite lucrative, so your pockets will be well lined too!

To find out about careers in engineering click here to read What Can I do with a Degree in Engineering?


The CareersPortal Team

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