Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Catherine Day from EU Careers to give some advice for people considering this job:

Catherine Day

Secretary General

EU Careers

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Catherine Day
I would advise them to give it a go - it doesn’t mean you have to work there long term. You must know how to speak a language other than your mother tongue reasonably well, as a good proficiency is essential. It’s also important to know and understand the cultural diversity that makes up the European Union.

Our internships are a great chance to come for a short period to determine where your interests lie and taste the experiences. Starting out your career path with the EU gives you a really good foundation of insider knowledge of how the EU works and is so useful professionally, even if you don’t plan on working there forever.

It is also important for young Irish people to consider moving to countries that are not English speaking and working for the EU would be very useful to your long term career.
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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Accountancy & Taxation

Careers in Accountancy

Hear about career opportunities first hand from professionals working in the world of Finance, Accountancy and Taxation.





Chartered Accountancy

Ever considered becoming a Chartered Accountant? Watch this video to see why it might be a good idea.





Irish Tax Institute

97% of AITI's Charted Tax advisers qualifying in the last 4 years are successfully employed in Ireland and international cities form New York to Hong Kong and from London to Sydney.



Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food

Agriculture & Food

TEAGASC is not about knowledge for the sake of knowledge - it's about the application of knowledge





Dairy Farming in Ireland

This short inforgraphic video gives background information to the exciting career opportunities that exist on Irish dairy farms



Animals & Veterinary Science

Veterinary Medicine

Studying Veterinary Medicine in Ireland



Building, Construction & Property

Chartered Surveying

What on Earth is Surveying? Watch this video from SCSI to find out.



Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Find out more about Chemical engineering, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences



Computers & ICT

Careers in Computers

Career opportunities in ICT - Information and Communications Technology. One of the fastest growing sectors worldwide, have you considered it yet?



Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture

Ireland's Seafood Sector

An overview of Ireland's Seafood Sector provided by Bord Iascaig Mhara



MedTech & Biochemical Engineering

Medical Technology

Did you know that 33% of the world's contact lenses are manufactured in Ireland....



Security, Defence & Law Enforcement

Defence Forces

Engineering in the Defence Force covers a full range of military tasks such as bridging,Track-way, mine warefare, battle field clearing and explosives.





Careers in An Garda Síochána

Careers in An Garda Síochána are varied and offer excellent progression opportunities



Space Science & Technology

Space Science

This futuristic sector contains a lot more opportunities for people than just astronauts.