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 Chloe Kinsella from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:

Chloe Kinsella

Engineer - Carbon

ESB

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Chloe Kinsella

People working as carbon specialist come from many different backgrounds. In fact one of my former colleagues came from a genetics background, while the others were from an engineering background.

In Ireland at the moment it is quite hard to get into the carbon space so you may have to go abroad for training.

To pursue a career in engineering it is important to have a strong technical background.

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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Disabilities A-Z

In this A-Z of disabilities we look at a range of disabilities and their characteristics in the context of educational and career progression:

  • How does the disability impact learning skills and development?
  • How does the disability impede educational opportunity and progression?
  • What learning tips and strategies are there for students with this difficulty?
  • What supports are out there for students with this particular difficulty or disability?
  • How will it impact on career choice and progression?

Each section includes links to relevant resources and additional information.

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Numbers of Students with Disabilities Studying in Higher Education in Ireland 2012/13 
New statistical report released this year from AHEAD, the Association for Higher Education Access & Disability.
Numbers of Students with Disabilities Studying in Higher Education in Ireland 2013/14 
Statistical report from AHEAD (February 2015), the Association for Higher Education Access & Disability.
Numbers of Students with Disabilities Studying in Higher Education in Ireland 2014/15 
Statistical report from AHEAD (May 2016),the Association for Higher Education Access & Disability.
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