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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's 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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Road, Rail & Sea

Road, Rail & Sea

Transport networks are among the most complex and vital construction projects possible. A good transport network ensures people can get from place to place with ease, whether that's via road, rail or sea.

Road transport includes commercial trucking and road haulage, as well as commuter transport services (Luas, urban / rural bus services, coach and taxi). Road haulage is the most common means of transporting freight in Ireland. This creates a large demand for manpower in this area: HGV drivers, mechanics, warehouse workers, and others are part of the Irish truck transportation and warehousing industry. 

Rail Transport - For over 100 years railroad transportation has moved both freight and passengers across Ireland. There is only firm in the railway sector in Ireland is Iarnrod Eireann or Irish Rail.

Goods transported by rail include raw materials such as ore and zinc, forestry products and consignments associated with the food and drink sector. The skills needed to facilitate this will, in the future, be mostly related to ICT as planning and management activities become increasingly computer-based. Greater use of the rail network and the need for efficiencies to improve intensity of use will in turn, call for greater analytical capabilities from managers and planners.

Careers in Rail Operations (Train drivers and operators; railroad brake, signal, and switch operators); Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering; - are expected to slowly increase over the years ahead as the numbers using the trains expands. Support roles such as Human Resources, Finance, Marketing and I.T. are also available in the sector.

Sea transport is the motor that drives other maritime industries - it has three main aspects to it; Shipping Services, Marine Transport, Ports & Maritime Logistics. Occupations in sea transport include: Harbour master, Ships captain, Deckhands, Ships mate, Marine mechanics - Aircraft pilots are also included in the occupations needed by ferry companies today.

Occupations in Road, Rail & Sea
(sorted by Job Zone)

Taxi Driver

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

Bus Driver

Bus drivers convey passengers by bus on specified routes according to specified time schedules.

Train Driver
Employed by transport companies to drive either passenger or freight trains.
Ship Mate

Co-ordinates or supervises the activities of a crew on board ships and boats.


Shipbrokers arrange the ocean transport of goods and commodities by sea for a client.

Ships Officer

Employed on ferries, cruise ships, cargo container ships, and a wide range of vessels designed for specialised supply, support and rescue roles.

Ships Captain

Responsible for the business, navigation and operation of all types of sea going vessels.

Traffic Engineer

Traffic engineers plan and design transport improvements including junctions, parking, traffic control systems and public transport systems.