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Social

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Sectors

About

As an island nation the Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture sector is extremely important to Ireland. All of our goods come in from overseas, often through our ports. Fishing is the bedrock of many coastal communities, with fish farming adding to the employment from sea fishing. Ireland’s waterways are a major tourist attraction, especially for anglers.

Skills

    operating machinery, people management, communication, problem solving, health and safety, physical fitness, maintaining machinery, managing resources, active listening, teamwork, animal care, health and safety, physical fitness, technology, physical labour,

Key Facts

2,050
registered fishing vessels in 2017
666
million worth of seafood exported in 2017
361k
tonnes of wild and farmed seafood caught in 2017
6.70%
growth in Shipping and Maritime Employment between 2014-16

Advice from Experts...

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

Career Opportunities in the Sea Food Industry

Are you someone who thinks that the Seafood Industry is only about boats, fish catches and a life on the ocean wave? Well, think again. The modern Seafood Industry includes a wide range of specialisations and career opportunities to suit every skill set.

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Posted by: Bord Iascaigh Mhara
Career Opportunities in the Sea Food Industry
Career Opportunities in Marine

The marine industry is a global one with many opportunities to travel and work abroad through careers in offshore services, seafarers & shipping and marine science and research.

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Posted by: Marine Institute
Career Opportunities in Marine
About this Sector

The Irish Seafood industry is currently valued at 1.1bn euro and employs 11,000 people, mainly in coastal counties from Donegal to Louth.

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Posted by: Bord Iascaigh Mhara
About this Sector
About the Maritime Sector

The ocean is a national asset for Ireland, supporting a diverse marine economy, with vast potential.

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Posted by: Marine Institute

Videos in this Sector...

Caroline Cusack - Biological Oceanographer
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Bernie Ní Chongaile - Administration Assistant in RV Ops
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Triona McGrath - Chemical Oceanographer
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