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 Louise Lynch from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Louise Lynch

Structural Engineer

ESB

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  Louise Lynch
If you always want to know how things work and are fascinated by structures like grandstands or bridges then a career in civil and structural engineering may suit you. If in school you enjoy subjects like maths and physics, and since these would be the foundations to the engineering college course, you will probably enjoy the course. If you like the idea of working for a company where you could get to travel, then international companies such as ESB International would suit you well. Engineering is a good and challenging career so you have to want to be challenged in your work, to solve problems and to come up with ways to improve designs.
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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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Whether you want to move directly into employment or progress to third level, Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute welcomes you to the next phase in your career development. We provide excellent training in many aspects of media and sound, health and sport, design, sustainable energy, computing and technology, and arts and humanities. If you are attracted to any of these disciplines, we welcome the opportunity to teach, instruct and inform you. The skills you learn with us will start you on the road to a successful career.

Our courses are constantly kept up to date to remain industry relevant; a bonus in these economically challenging times. Successful completion will give you a well recognised FETAC qualification for direct entry to employment or for entry to third level colleges in Ireland and the UK through the Higher Links scheme. DFEi welcomes your active participation in college life while you pursue your chosen course of study. Remember, the more you put in the more you benefit, and that will look very good on your CV. You will be part of a diverse and energetic student community. You will make new friends, learn new skills, face new challenges and grow in confidence. We look forward to meeting you, working with you and giving you a head start into a brave new world. We enjoy our work in DFEi, we hope you will too.

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