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 Colm Lyons from Forestry Careers Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

Colm Lyons

Forest Technician

Forestry Careers Ireland

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Colm Lyons
Work hard and always strive to achieve good things. It is very important to keep the eye on the ball and keep a focus on the bigger picture. Days in college/school may be laborious and mind-numbing but keep at it, believe me, there is an end.
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