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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.

Source: National Skills Bulletin


Banking is an extremely broad area, ranging from personal banking dealing with individuals and their bank accounts all the way up to investment banks conducting deals worth in the hundreds of millions. There is no shortage of courses that train you in fields directly related to finance, economics and accounting. But it’s a broad area where many different career paths can lead you to a job with a bank, including law, computer science, business and mathematics. The work can range from customer service to performing advanced mathematics to predict the stock market.


    maths, attention to detail, teamwork, creating & following processes, prioritising work, problem solving, time management, project management, data analysis & statistics, developing relationships, leadership, communication, negotiation, researching information, budgeting,

Key Facts

people employed in financial services
of the worlds top 50 banks have operations in Ireland
employed in Fintech
institutions have Irish banking licenses

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