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 Afra Ronayne from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Afra Ronayne

Mechanical Engineer

ESB

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  Afra Ronayne
I would advise somebody considering this job to talk to people who are engineers already. They should try to talk to people working in different areas of engineering as even when people do the same degree they can have very different day to day jobs, from full time office based jobs to full time site based jobs.

Also it is important to remember that even if you complete an engineering degree you are not limited to a purely technical career as there are plenty of other areas you can get involved in like project management or finance.
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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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St Angela's College

Level 8 Degree in Nutrition, Food and Business Management

With CAO Change of Mind approaches, don’t forget St. Angela’s College offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition, Food and Business Management for September 2017.

This full-time, Level 8 honours degree programme gives students an opportunity to study nutrition, diet, food science, marketing, management and entrepreneurship.

The programme is accredited by NUI Galway and is designed to meet the requirements of the food industry nationally and internationally by providing multi-skilled graduates with the ability to help organisations compete in an increasingly competitive global market place.  With a 20 week Industrial Placement in Year 3 and 100% employment upon graduation, there has never been a better time to work in the Irish Food Sector!

Employment opportunities include:

  • Food Production and Innovation
  • New Product Development in Food Industries
  • Quality Control
  • Sensory Analysis
  • Marketing / Sales
  • Supervision and Management in the Food Industry
  • Establish own Food/Drink enterprise
  • Consultancy and Research

More details here.

 

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