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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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CareersPortal provides a number of useful resources that support the delivery of work experience in both schools and colleges of further education. The WorkXperience area of this site has been designed for all those involved in delivering a successful work experience:

Students Registered users can apply for any vacancies published on our workxperience jobs board
Teachers A guide for teachers who may be unfamiliar with running a work experience programme
Parents A guide for parents so they can understand and support their child during the programme
Employers A guide for employers to support them in delivering a quality programme.

To support the programme, we also have available a Diary of Work Experience, which can be used by students to document their experience. This Diary is also very suitable for use as a TY careers project, as it contains a number of additional exercises commonly used in TY. This Diary has also been successfully used for LCVP and FET students.

The Diary of Work Experience is available in both English and Irish versions.

Ordering information and pricing is available here

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