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.

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Learn as much as you can in any situation that presents itself. Never be afraid to try something even if it scares you to do so. And give it all you have. Be a good listener and a good communicator and be fair.
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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

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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Timber Product Technology suits students who love working with wood and wish to develop that interest into a successful career. The programme provides education in how to make high quality furniture and joinery, and how to manage the workshops and businesses in which these products are made.

The course explores the full range of furniture and joinery manufacturing methods from machining and automated systems to traditional craft skill (including drawing, jointing techniques and restoration). The students also learn how to manage within timber production facilities, whether large factories or small workshops.


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