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 Shane Callanan from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

Shane Callanan

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Shane Callanan
Being an Engineer is a great career choice. It offers so many opportunities both in Ireland and world-wide. Most positions will have terrific travel opportunities after a few years experience under your belt, and if you choose you course carefully your qualification will be recognised by employers all over the globe. Also an engineering qualification will open doors into management roles if that is your preferred career choice, but the reverse is not the case (if you do a course outside of engineering, you will probably not be able to branch off into engineering a few years after graduating).
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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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Posted on October 25, 2017

New CAO Engineering programmes

GMIT School of Engineering has just added programmes to its suite of Engineering degrees: 

Common Entry Engineering (Hons) - a one-year common entry course which gives students an entry route into four different Honours Engineering degrees - Agricultural, Biomedical, Energy, and/or Mechanical Engineering. Click here

Common Entry Engineering - a one-year common entry course which gives students an entry route into five different Engineering degrees - Agricultural, Biomedical, Energy, Manufacturing Design and/or Mechanical Engineering. Click here  

Manufacturing Engineering Design - a three year, practical degree which prepares graduates to work as manufacturing design engineers in local, national and international manufacturing and service industries. Click here


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