Featured Advice
What are your interests?



Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.

Occupation Search

logo imagelogo image
Browse A-Z...
By Sector

Career Interests

Occupation Search:

Tip: Use the first four/five letters of the occupation.


Filter by Job Zone - Optional


What is an Occupation

Often the terms job, occupation and career are used interchangeably. In fact, they have very different meanings. On this site we use them to mean the following:

A job is a work role with a specific organisation (paid or unpaid). Example: Auditor at CRH Group.

An occupation is a wide category of jobs with similar characteristics. Example: physician, engineer, educator, or scientist.

A career is a lifetime journey of building and making good use of your skills, knowledge and experiences.

Using this search you can explore hundreds of occupations. For many we include interviews with people doing that job, and discuss their career journey so far.

Video Interviews

Larissa Tardelli Designer Group
Siobhan Canny Midwife
Wayne Business Manager
ESB Apprentice ESB Apprentice
Steven Kilgannon Garda Trainee
Paul Galvan Resource Teacher
Aidan Maher Site Manager - Grad Entry
Marianne Cusack Garda Sergeant
Gail Sterio Corporate Accountant
Alan O'Neill Fisherman
David Kirwin Trainee Accountant
Ciara	 Phelan National Expert
Paul Meany School Principal
Aoife Lyons Occupational Psychologist
Robert Windle Forest Inspector
Denis Reidy Farmer - Dairy
Daniel Vagg System Architect
Ryan Basquel Audit Assistant
Nicola O'Higgins Fishmonger
Jane Kennedy Research & Development Manager
Des Lalor Wind Engineer
Elaine Steiro Franchisee
Joe Codd Sales Director
Caitriona Jackman Planetary Scientist
Student Video Horticulture
Niall O'Neill Forest Manager
Rasaq Falade Garda Reserve
Megan McEvoy Dancer
Bria Murphy Equity Analyst
Danielle Deasy Corporate Tax Trainee
Dani Accenture Technology Graduate Programme
William Hynes Senior Economist
Tomas Flanagan Occupational Therapist
Niall O'Neill Forester
Sara Phillips Tremco Illbruck
Sarah Kennelly Administrative Officer & Developer
Áine Crotty Trainee Accountant
Mark Kehoe Assistant Principal - Civil Service
Donal Kane Plumber / Construction Super.
Carole Smillie
Aoife O'Malley Garda Trainee
Rodney Cadden, Margaret Daly & David McLoughlin Garda Reserve
Liz O'Toole Skipper
Luke Drea Event Rider
Kevin Moran Insurance Administrator
Tony Lenighan Forester
Simon Nix Administrative Officer
Peter Whooley Forester
Fergus O'Connell Quality Officer
Darryl Day IQ Engineer
Forestry Education
Dr Arlene O'Neill Physicist
Lydia Peppard Care Assistant
Brenda O Loughlin Franchisee
Fergal Feehely Apprentice Painter Decorator
Noel O'Sullivan Skipper
Fiona Devlin 3rd Secretary
Brian O'Connor Analytical Chemist
Caroline Austin Senior Associate Solicitor
Maria O'Neill Civil Engineer
Lynsey Gargan Manufacturing Engineer
Edel Butler Administrative Officer
Donal Og Cusack Automation/Energy Engineer
Stacey Bradley Forest Resource Manager
Part One Meet the People Who Make the Technology You Use
Sharon Carty Opera Singer
Sarah Tenanty Finance Operations
Deborah Caffrey Electronic Engineer
Brian Cadigan Primary School Teacher
Paddy Power Insurance Practitioner Apprentice
Sinead Kenny Design Engineer
Lisa Roche Collen Construction
Hugh Heraghty Fish Farm Manager
Brian Kelly Science Entrepreneur
Mark Spain Garda Trainee
Vidisha Vishwasa Technology Consultant
Adriene Booth Forestry Lecturer
Padraig Parle Teacher - Special Needs
Teagasc Careers in Dairy Farming
Brian	Conville Bricklayer
Kate Walsh Beauty Therapist
Laura Glendon SAP
Garda Reserve Information Garda Reserve
Brendan White Fish Filleter
Ciaran MacSamhrain Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Anna Holohan Tax Manager
Deirdre Sayers Primary School Teacher
Linda Coghlan Forester
Alan Gilligan Administrative Officer
Ann-Marie Holmes Factory Manager - Fab 14
Breda Ni Mhaoláin Translator / Interpreter
Tracey Roche Design Engineer
Pat O'Connor Press Officer
Karl Stanley Software Engineer
Tony Hayes Glass Maker
Niamh Briggs Garda
Mary Ita Heffernan Social Worker
Lisa Kelly Speech and Language
Ejiro O'Hare Stratton Clinical Nurse Manager 2
Jennifer Doyle Nephrops Team
Jessica Akomfrah Marketing Executive
Jamie Hawan Harvesting Manager
Tom Tooher Lieutenant - Army
Natasha Ibanez Mechanical Engineer
Shane Callanan Electronic Engineer
John Kelly Timber Purchaser
William Egan Corporate Finance
Edel Carleton Embassy of Japan in Ireland
David Fleming Sub Lieutenant - Navy
Caroline Cusack Biological Oceanographer
Donal Kennedy European Parliament
Breda Ni Mhaoláin Interpreter
Kevin Keary Parliamentary Assistant
Stephen Technology Consultant Analyst
Michael Roche Potter
Louise Martin Wallis Construction
Sinead Lew Senior Tax Manager
Magda Rogers Legal Secretary
Barry Doyle Chief Financial Officer
Bernie Ní Chongaile Administration Assistant in RV Ops
Ian McKinley Rugby Player
Dr Jan Steiner Anaesthetist
Emily Costello Technical Support Forester
Dr. Patrick Cadwell Lecturer
Frank Morrison Recruitment Manager
Lisa Berry Restaurant Manager
Mark Clery Regional Forester
Bryan Daniels Farmer - Dairy
Hugh Cooney Entrepeneur
Breda Wright Customer Care Manager
Ed Analytics Graduate Programme
Philip Cushen Woollen Mill Owner
Kerrie Horan Engineer - Process
Damien Mason Mechanical Engineer
Adam Nolan Garda
Barry Doyle Jeweller
Deirdre Kelleghan Amateur Astronomer
Shane Sargeant Department of Foreign Affairs
Rachel Grogan and Tomás Barrett Garda Reserve
Luke Heffernan Forestry Inspector
Ciaran Walsh Forestry Professional
Louise Mc Donald Private (Line)
Aoife Mc Dermott Lecturer
Niamh Cacciato Solicitor
Jack McGovern Garda Trainee
Peter Clifford Probationer Garda
Student Video Agriculture
Ivan Toole & Paul O'Sullivan Fisherman / Skipper
Kim Accenture Consulting
Triona McGrath Chemical Oceanographer