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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

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.

Qualifications Required

Qualifications Required

What qualifications are required?

The Space Science and Technology sector typically employes people with primary degrees (NFQ Levels 7 or 8) and with a relatively high proportion of employees at postgraduate level (NFQ Levels 9 and 10).

Most of these degrees are in science and engineering related areas, but there is significant diversity in the subject specialisms. The broad scope of the sector covers disciplines including:

  • aerospace engineering;
  • physics;
  • communications engineering;
  • electrical engineering;
  • mathematics;
  • mechanical engineering;
  • product assurance engineering;
  • software engineering;
  • systems engineering;
  • oceanography;
  • geology;
  • biochemistry;
  • chemistry; and
  • microbiology

What are the typical routes into this sector?

Most employees in the space sector enter from college, generally having studied engineering or science. A space-related specialisation is often advantageous.