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 Maria O'Neill from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:

Maria O'Neill

Civil Engineer

STEPS

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Maria O'Neill

If you like working with others, and like problem solving then its definitely worth considering. Do you ever look at a bridge/skyscraper etc. and wonder how they did that? Or better still, are you looking at the way the road at home is laid out and thinking if they had of done something differently it would have been better.

Engineering is not a career people think about and say its helping people, but in many ways it is rewarding and just as much about helping people. Engineers design things used everyday that help people get to work, provide clean water, provide sewerage systems, care for the environment....

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Drogheda Institute of Further Education

Drogheda Institute of Further Education


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Drogheda Institute of Further Education is the largest provider of PLC courses in the north east region. Our aim is to provide Further Education courses which are of the highest quality to school leavers, and adults returning to education.

We offer almost forty courses in a wide variety of disciplines, all of which are fuly accredited by QQI and all relevant professsional examining bodies.

Highly dedicated and experienced staff are on hand to guide students and modern facilities in every area ensure that students become familiar with the technology of the workplace. Close liaison with employers also ensures that courses are relevant and up to date.

Our diverse courses range across the following faculties: Art, Design & Technology, Business Humanities & IT, Sports, Leisure & Tourism, Community & HealthCare, Applied Science.

A varied Night Class programme is also provided at DIFE.

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