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Naturalist?

Naturalist

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.

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Engineering is a broad, diverse field of study that encompasses various fields. They are united by their purpose, which is the practical application of science and maths to real world problems, particularly to building and manufacturing. The field is bigger than just charted engineers, their work is supported by experienced technicians and specialist operations staff.

The four main branches of engineering are chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical. But there is a vast number of areas to specialise in, if you’re interested in flight you can work as an aeronautical engineer while an interest in sound could lead to acoustical engineering. Working as an engineer requires many years of study, but there are roles as technicians with less demands. Many engineers will work on manufacturing processes, optimising the machinery and processes that manufacture goods.

Skills

    engineering, maintaining machinery, manufacturing, research & development, project management, problem solving, design, quality control, managing resources, budgeting, electronics, technology, project planning, teamwork, communication,

Key Facts

159k
employed in Manufacturing
18,500
number employed in engineering
42%
of engineering companies in Ireland are involved in R&D
180
overseas engineering companies

Advice from Experts...

If you want to know more about working in the in the sector, hear what the experts have to say.

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Whether you're an experienced professional or an individual returning to work, we believe that a career at ESB will set you apart.

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