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Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.

About

To get a sense of the size of this sector, just think of the number of people and the number of goods on the move every minute of every day throughout the island. Transport covers the people, vehicles and infrastructure involved in this movement. All this coming and going of goods requires planning, this is the responsibility of logistics.

Skills

    adaptability, managing resources, time management, prioritising work, leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, data analysis & statistics, decision making, people management, persuasion, independence, physical activity, complying with regulations, maintaining machinery,

Key Facts

2.62
million licenced vehicles in Ireland in 2016
69.40%
of 2016 journeys were by car
1.70%
of 2016 journeys used bikes
9.7
billion tonne-kilometres of goods moved by road in 2015

Advice from Experts...

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

Qualifications Required
Qualifications Required

The educational qualifications required vary, for each specific role they will be outlined by the employer.

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Posted by: SIMI
About the Sector
About the Sector

Within the Irish Motor Industry there are many different business sectors and operators. Sectors such as Repairers, Vehicle Recovery, Sales, Aftersales, Distributors, Vehicle Testing, Vehicle Body Repairs, and Wholesalers to name just a few.

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Posted by: SIMI

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