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 Elva Bannon from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

Elva Bannon

Mechatronic Engineer

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Elva Bannon

I found having education in a number of different areas of engineering to be beneficial to the work I am doing.

There is a whole world of possibilities out there for engineers, and it is difficult to know what subjects are necessary for the industry you will end up in. I was always interested in robotics and environmental issues, but it was not until my Masters that I really knew what I wanted to do.

General entry courses are quite useful, as you get a taste for a few different areas before you have to specialise, a lot of companies offer on the job training, and there is also the possibility of further study.

An engineering qualification teaches you so much more than just the technical subjects, but a way of looking at the world and solving problems in a logical and systematic way.

Engineers are sought after for these skills as much as the technical ones, and it opens up incredible opportunities. Engineering is not an easy route through college, but it is incredibly rewarding.

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Aoife O'Malley, Garda Trainee

Rinne Aoife cúrsa sna dána in Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh sular thosaigh sí lena Gardaí Síochána. Is í an t-aon duine ar an chúrsa a tháinig isteach tríd an slí Gaeilge.

Aoife O’Malley is from the Gaeltacht region of Connemara in Co. Galway. She joined An Gardaí Síochána after completing an Arts degree in NUI Galway and is the only person in her intake to have entered through the Irish route.



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