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If you always want to know how things work and are fascinated by structures like grandstands or bridges then a career in civil and structural engineering may suit you. If in school you enjoy subjects like maths and physics, and since these would be the foundations to the engineering college course, you will probably enjoy the course. If you like the idea of working for a company where you could get to travel, then international companies such as ESB International would suit you well. Engineering is a good and challenging career so you have to want to be challenged in your work, to solve problems and to come up with ways to improve designs.
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Enlists in the naval service as a member of a crew with specific naval duties.


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David Fleming is a Sub-Lieutenant in the Irish Navy. He joined straight after school and has since achieved a BSc in Nautical Science from Cork Institute of Technology.

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The Naval Service is based in Haulbowline, Cobh, Co. Cork. It is a modern and sophisticated multi-tasked organisation operating a fleet of eight ships. The fleet is equipped with state of the art machinery, weapons, communications and navigation systems.  
 
The main role of the Naval Service is as part of the Defence Forces is to deter incidents of aggression against the State and to uphold neutrality. In addition, the day-to-day roles of the Naval Service include fishery protection duties, search and rescue, diving operations and pollution control.  
 
The fishery protection service requires the navy to board and inspect several hundred fishing vessels per year to ensure implementation of European and national fisheries regulations.  
 
Along with An Garda Siochana and Customs and Excise, the Naval Service is involved in the prevention of the importation of illegal drugs into the country.  
 
Naval Service ships conduct courtesy visits abroad, (as far a field as Hong Kong) and undertake re-supply missions to our EU Peacekeeping Troops on a regular basis. Naval Service personnel may serve overseas on peacekeeping/Peace Enforcing Missions.  
 
Officers of the operations Branch are responsible for the efficient running of a ships routine and operation and it is from this branch that an officer may become Captain of a ship. Officers are responsible for everything which keeps the ship afloat, moving and habitable. 


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The Naval Recruit needs to be efficient, enthusiastic, hard working and be able to work well within a team. He/she should be in good health and physically fit.  
 
To apply they must be over 17 years and under 27 years. Height must be 5' 2'' or over. Normal colour vision is essential. Applicants must complete a detailed medical examination and basic fitness test.


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Organisation: Defence Forces, Recruitment & Competitions Section
  Address: Department of Defence,Station Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
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