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 Sinead Kenny from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

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If it is possible to get some work experience during the summer holidays or weekends, it would be great. Find out if there are any positions (voluntary or otherwise) available in your local IT or University. Get involved in a hobby such as model making, this would be very helpful as it would help with dexterity & impart an understanding of the ways in which different materials interact when assembled together.
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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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"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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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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Roseann Gilligan
"I am employed to bring the principles of psychology into the recruitment and selection service that the Public Appointments Service offers"
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Aoife Lyons
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Margaret Donaghue
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