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 Lynsey Gargan from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Lynsey Gargan

Manufacturing Engineer

STEPS

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  Lynsey Gargan
With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.

Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.

One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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DIT Cathal Brugha St. Student Open Day

Thinking about courses in Business (Hospitality, Tourism, Leisure & Event), Culinary Arts, Food, Environmental Health or Pharmaceuticals?  

The combined Open Day of the School of Hospitality Management and TourismSchool of Culinary Arts & Food Technology and School of Food Science & Environmental Health at DIT, Cathal Brugha St. will be held on the 26th of April 2017 between 14:00 and 17:00.

Get the opportunity to talk to staff and students of each of the courses, attend an information session on what types of careers you can go into and go on a tour of our facilities. 

DIT Cathal Brugha St. courses by sector

Business Management & Marketing

 (Hospitality, Tourism, Leisure, Event & Languages)

Upon satisfactory completion, all Level 7 students are eligible to apply for the add-on year for a Level 8 qualification.

*Delivered in conjunction with School of Law, Languages & Social Sciences

Food

 (Culinary Arts, Food Technology & Food and Beverage Business and Entrepreneurship)

Food Science

Environmental Health

Pharmaceuticals

Where is DIT Cathal Brugha St.?

The event will be held in DIT Cathal Brugha St. Dublin 1 (at the north end of O'Connell St.).  Click here to open the location on Google Maps.

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