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 Luke Drea from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Luke Drea

Event Rider

Teagasc

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The most important thing to keep in mind is that this is more of a life style than a job.
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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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Dunboyne College of Further Education 

 

Grange Community College 

 

Kerry College of Further Education 

 

Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College 

 

Killester College of Further Education 

 

Liberties College 

 

Limerick College of Further Education 

 

Moate Business College 

 

Monaghan Institute 

 

Ormonde College of Further Education 

 

Pearse College 

 

Plunket College 

 

Pulse College 

 

Rathmines College 

 

Sallynoggin College of Further Education 

 

Templemore College of Further Education  

 

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin 

 

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