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The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with 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.

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The Motor Industry

The Motor Industry

No car is entirely manufactured in one place. Instead, the parts of the car are designed and manufactured in many locations and then assembled in a final location. Often the parts used in a car will originate in numerous countries. There is very little car manufacturing in Ireland, with only minor component parts and software being made here. 

The motor industry in Ireland is made up of dealerships and repair shops that get cars onto Irish roads and keep them there. Ireland has strict requirements for car maintenance, requiring cars over a certain age to undergo the National Car Test (NCT) to ensure it is roadworthy.

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Occupations in The Motor Industry
(sorted by Job Zone)

Tyre / Exhaust Fitter

Tyre/exhaust fitters replace worn and damaged tyres and exhausts. Depending on their employer, they may work only on heavy vehicles (trucks, coaches or buses) or only on light vehicles such as motorcycles, cars and vans.

Taxi Driver

Picks up customers and transports them to their destination by vehicle.

Driving Instructor
Teaches people how to drive safely and according to the rules of the road.
Car Salesperson

Works in a garage or car showroom selling cars to members of the public.

Spray Painter

Spray painters apply a paint finish to new vehicles and those that have been damaged in accidents.

Road Safety Officer

Road Safety Officers (RSOs) encourage the public to become safer road users through education, training and publicity campaigns.

Auto Electrician

Find and diagnose faults in the electrical wiring and electrical/electronic parts of motor vehicles.

Mechanic / Automotive Technician

Performs repairs and maintenance on domestic and commercial vehicles.