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 Afra Ronayne from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Afra Ronayne

Mechanical Engineer

ESB

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  Afra Ronayne
I would advise somebody considering this job to talk to people who are engineers already. They should try to talk to people working in different areas of engineering as even when people do the same degree they can have very different day to day jobs, from full time office based jobs to full time site based jobs.

Also it is important to remember that even if you complete an engineering degree you are not limited to a purely technical career as there are plenty of other areas you can get involved in like project management or finance.
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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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I thoroughly enjoy the diverse opportunities which a career in the Department offers, in particular the opportunity to promote Ireland in one of our overseas missions

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3rd Secretary
Fiona Devlin
"tasks range from working on a landing, in the school, gym, waiting room, escort duty to hospital or court etc"
Prison Officer
Margaret Donaghue
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You need to be resilient and manage several different tasks at once. 

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Third Secretary - Press Officer
Jennifer Bourke
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Rinne me staidéir ar an ateagaireacht agus ar an aistriúchán agus tá mé ag úsáid an dá gnéithe sin i mo shaol oibre.

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Translator / Interpreter
Breda Ni Mhaoláin
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Being able to write well is very important because you will be doing a lot of reports and research as well as political analysis. 

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Administrative Officer
Simon Nix
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It’s great informing the Taoiseach on the issues of the day and it’s a real buzz hearing something I’ve written on Oireachtas TV

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Administrative Officer
David Crowe
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You need a lot of technical skills such as knowledge of different types of coding along with skills to communicate and work as part of a team.  

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Administrative Officer & Developer
Sarah Kennelly
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I love that my job is very varied and also very challenging, there is a great team spirit in the office.

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Executive Officer
Roseann Gilligan
"I am employed to bring the principles of psychology into the recruitment and selection service that the Public Appointments Service offers"
Occupational Psychologist
Aoife Lyons
"I must remain alert and ready to deal with any situation as and when they arise"
Prison Officer
Paul Harding
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Some of the best experiences have been representing the department at meetings with the EU and IMF

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Administrative Officer
Alan Gilligan