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 Louise Lynch from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Louise Lynch

Structural Engineer

ESB

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  Louise Lynch
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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They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Media and Public Relations
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Griffith College. Dublin
Multimedia
DCU
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Waterford IT
Multimedia Programming and Design
Limerick IT
Multimedia Web Development
Dundalk IT
New Media Studies
Dun Laoghaire IADT
Photographic Media
Griffith College. Dublin
Photography
Letterkenny IT
Photography
Griffith College. Dublin
Photography
Dun Laoghaire IADT
Photography
DIT
Print and Digital Media Technology Management
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Theatre and Film Practice
Dundalk IT
TV and Media Production
IT Carlow
TV and Media Production
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Media and Broadcasting
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TV & Film Production
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Photography
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Multimedia Production
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Journalism with Photography
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Television & Film & Radio Production
Marino College of Further Education
Television Operations & Production - HND
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Film & Documentary Production
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Bray Institute of Further Education
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Limerick College of Further Education
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Graphic Design
O'Fiaich Institute
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Multimedia & Web Development
Crumlin College of Further Education
Photographic Studies
Waterford College of Further Education
Cinematography
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Photography - Advanced
Limerick College of Further Education
Multimedia - Advanced
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Creative Writing & Cultural Studies
Inchicore College of Further Education
Media Production - Radio - Advanced
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Media Studies
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Photographic Studies
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TV & Film
Kinsale College of Further Education
Photographic Studies
Ormonde College of Further Education
General Studies
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Blackrock Further Education Institute
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Sound Engineering & Media Technology
Mallow College of Further Education
Social Media & Web Design
Carlow Institute of Further Education
Multimedia Production
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Multimedia & Web Development
Stillorgan College of Further Education
Web, Media and Multimedia Studies
Kerry College of Further Education
Creative Media
Templemore College of Further Education
Journalism with Photography
Digital Media 2
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
TV Studies - Advanced
Limerick College of Further Education
Media Studies
Moate Business College
Film and TV Production
Templemore College of Further Education
Film and TV Production - Advanced
Templemore College of Further Education
Media Production - Advanced
Templemore College of Further Education
Photoshop, Publishing and the Web
Kerry College of Further Education
Animation & Film Production
Templemore College of Further Education
Radio Broadcasting 2
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Digital Marketing & Web Design
Galway Community College
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Pulse College
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Pulse College
Games Development
Pulse College
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Radio and Sound Production
Galway Community College
Animation & Gaming
Galway Technical Institute
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Digital Communications
Rathmines College of Further Education
Graphic Design
Blackrock Further Education Institute
Art with Animation Studies
Ormonde College of Further Education
Digital Marketing
O'Fiaich Institute
Animation
Stillorgan College of Further Education
Media Production - Advanced
Mallow College of Further Education
Animation & Digital Movie
Limerick College of Further Education
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Bray Institute of Further Education
Web and App Development
Listowel Community College
Multimedia & Web Design
Longford College of Further Education
Visual Communications: Design
Galway Technical Institute
Film and Documentary - Advanced
Galway Technical Institute
Creative Media Production
Pearse College of Further Education
Video & Media
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Dunboyne College of Further Education
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Pulse College
Games Development (Part Time)
Pulse College
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Film & TV Production
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