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.
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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Jobs and Work

In this area we look at getting experience along the way through college. We then take you through the process of preparing a job search.

The next step is actually finding the jobs that are available to third level graduates. You will find a comprehensive list of links to the Graduate Recruitment area of top sites specifically recruiting graduates in this area.

Finally, researching employers gives you some advice on getting to know a potential company or employer, which will prove when it comes to interview that you are enthusiastic about the job opportunity advertised and will also help you to pitch your application and perform better at the job interview.



Job Vacancies by College...

Third level job opportunities are advertised collectively through gradireland.com and through individual colleges' career services. The following links are to the vacancies sections of college websites, where available.
Athlone IT - AIT
Carlow College
Cork Institute of Technology - CIT
Dorset College
Dublin Business School - DBS
Dublin City University - DCU
Dublin IT - DIT
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology - IADT
Dundalk IT - DKIT
IT Blanchardstown - ITB
IT Carlow
IT Sligo
IT Tallaght - ITT
IT Tralee
Letterkenny IT - LYIT
Maynooth University
National College of Ireland - NCI
NUI Galway
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Trinity College Dublin - TCD
University College Cork (NUI) - UCC
University College Dublin (NUI) - UCD
University of Limerick - UL
Waterford IT - WIT
 
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