|►||Choosing A Career|
|►||The Importance of Knowing Yourself|
|►||Exploring Education Options|
|►||Looking for Work|
|►||Growing your Career|
|►||Where to find Professional Advice|
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 Lisa Berry from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:
My advice would be it is definitely a job where if you work hard and maintain your ambition you can have a satisfying career.
I think the biggest misconception is that McDonald's is only a job and stop gap to something else.
You will need patience, drive and commitment and be able to adapt to change. The skills you will learn with this job will be lifelong skills.
|►||Guide to Self Assessment|
|►||Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food|
|►||Animals & Veterinary Science|
|►||Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture|
|►||Building, Construction & Property|
|►||Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences|
|►||Computers & ICT|
|►||Earth Science & Environment|
|►||Electrical & Electronic Engineering|
|►||Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing|
|►||Physical & Mathematical
|►||Space Science & Technology|
|►||Accountancy & Taxation|
& Public Relations
|►||Banking, Insurance &
|►||Business Organisation &
|►||Clerical & Administration|
|►||Sales, Retail & Purchasing|
|►||Transport & Logistics|
|►||The Irish Education System|
|►||School & College Education|
|►||Government Upskilling Initiatives|
|►||Guide to Studying Abroad|
|►||Studying in the UK|
|►||Studying in Europe|
|►||Studying in the USA|
|►||Studying in Australia or New Zealand|
|Gurteen Agricultural College|
|Mary Immaculate College|
|Grange Community College|
|►||The Changing World of Work|
|►||Career Stories from around Ireland|
|►||Types of Employment|
|►||Changing Career Direction|
|►||Starting Your Own Business|
Career sectors contain a collection of occupations that have something in common, for example, the type of work they do or their role in the economy. Very often people are attracted to the products or services provided by a particular sector, and seek to find employment close to the essence of that area.
We provide information on over 30 sectors that make up the Irish Labour market. These have been divided into 6 main categories to make it easy to explore.
You can return to this screen as often as you like to make different selections.
Where possible we bring you the most up-to-date information directly from the experts that oversee the different sectors. These organisations provide detailed information from which career seekers can make their most informed choices.
Working in the music/entertainment business as an artist (performer) or in one of the many roles that are involved in the design and production of a show.
Working mainly in business, recording details of financial transactions and providing advice on financial and tax matters.
Creating advertising, managing marketing campaigns, and ensuring that a company is always seen in the best possible light.
Providing services to the public and business through banking, insurance, fund management and other forms of financial services.
Involved in the running of a business, helping it grow and develop, operate efficiently, meet business objectives and manage its workforce.
Working in an office and being involved in the day to day running of a business.
All forms of work directly involved in the delivery of products and services to the marketplace.
Working with the land, managing livestock, crops, and the environment. Working with the production and distribution of food, and its safety.
Working in hospitals, clinics and medical centres looking after the health and care of people with physical illness.
Working in the planning, building, selling or management of construction projects (housing estates, roads, warehouses etc.).
Creating high quality drugs or chemicals, testing them to ensure they are effective and safe, and monitoring their effect on people and the environment.
Work with technologies that monitor and predict changes in our environment, with the development of renewable and sustainable energy sources and on the protection and conservation of natural resources.
Designing or manufacturing electronic or telecommunication devices, or being involved in the generation and supply of electricity.
Working in the manufacture, sales or support of all forms of computers and computer systems, or in the creation and development of software.
Working in the design, use, maintenance and control of all forms of mechanical devices, e.g. in construction, manufacturing, aviation, automobiles and related areas etc.
Work in this area is covers the design and development of products, from contact lenses, wheelchairs, implantable devices, equipment for screening, to the most sophisticated diagnostic imaging and surgical equipment.
Researching and investigating aspects of the physical universe, or using Mathematics to solve complex issues in science or business.
Working for the government to ensure the efficient and correct running of the country.
Working in museums, art galleries or heritage management, or using languages professionally, e.g. translating or interpreting.
Working to provide services to people of all ages across areas including social, community, youth, education, and charity, voluntary and sporting organisations.
Teaching at any level, including professional training, or involved in the design and development of courses and the qualifications that they lead to.
Involved in the administration of the law, defending the rights of individuals and organisations.
Working in a leisure centre, in sports as a player or coach, or involved in personal/fitness training.
Communicating information through various forms of media, e.g. TV, Radio, newspapers, the internet, and film.
Working in the Garda, Army, Navy, Air Corps, or other organisations involved in personal or national security.