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 Lynsey Gargan from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:

Lynsey Gargan

Manufacturing Engineer

STEPS

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Lynsey Gargan
With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.

Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.

One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Rachel Berry

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Can you be part of building a high quality health service for a healthier Ireland? 

Can you be part of building a high quality health service for a healthier Ireland? 


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"I enjoy the fact that there is a lot of patient contact and that we have the opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives"
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Rachel Berry
"I spend four mornings a week in a local primary school where there are two language units"
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Lisa Kelly
"I could be on the wards assessing staff performance or assessing the practical skills of those staff doing their FET Level 5 training"
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Lydia Peppard
"Our main aim is to maintain a child in the care of its parents and all supports and interventions are given in an effort to achieve this"
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Mary Ita Heffernan
"We also attend to Caesarean deliveries and assist the mothers and fathers with the immediate care of the new born"
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Siobhan Canny
"The role of a paramedic is very demanding and it is challenging to ensure the patient receives the best level of care"
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Keith Hayes
"Work within the HSE is usually very challenging and tends to keep you on your toes. You won't get bored"
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Frank Morrison
"The person coming into the job would need to be patient, able to negotiate and work under pressure, as well as work on their own initiative"
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Ejiro O'Hare Stratton
"I believe that it would be very helpful for every doctor to work as a nurse or nursing aid, at some stage in their career."
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Dr Jan Steiner

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The Health Service Executive (HSE) is responsible for providing Health and Personal Social Services for everyone living in the Republic of Ireland. The HSE provides thousands of different services in hospitals and communities across the country.  

These services range from public health nurses treating older people in the community to caring for children with challenging behaviour; from educating people how to live healthier lives to performing highly-complex brain surgery; from planning for major emergencies to controlling the spread of infectious diseases. At some stage every year, everybody in Ireland will use one or more of the services provided. They are of vital importance to the entire population.

The HSE is the largest employer in the state, with over 100,000 employees. More than 67,000 are direct employees, the remainder are employed by agencies funded by the HSE. The HSE aims to be an Employer of Choice, and offers a wide range of challenging career opportunities that enable our staff to make an important contribution to the health services, to public service and to the lives of everyone living in Ireland.

The HSE is divided into various functions listed below:

  • Acute Services
  • Primary Care
  • Social Care
  • Mental Health
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • National Cancer Control Programme
  • Quality & Patient Safety
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We aim to deliver healthcare by living our values of Care, Compassion, Trust and Learning.  For more information please see our Corporate Plan 2015-2017.