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

Read more

  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.
Close

Realist?
Realist 
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.
All Courses
PLC Progression Routes
PLC Points Calculator
CAO Points Calculator
CAO Video Guide

Pearse College of Further Education 
Ballyhaise Agricultural College 
Athlone IT 
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Occupation Details

logo imagelogo image

Diver

Job Zone

Education
Most occupations in this zone require job specific training (vocational training) related to the occupation (NFQ Levels 5 and 6 or higher), related on-the-job experience, or a relevant professional award.

Related Experience
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, electricians typically complete four years of training in order to perform the job.

Job Training
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognised apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

Job Zone Examples
These occupations usually involve using communication and organisational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

Return to List
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

At a Glance... header image

Works underwater to carry out activities such as installing, inspecting or repairing equipment, oil rig explosives, salvage work, conducting marine experiments, marine life photography or rescue services.


Tasks & Activitiesheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

bullet

Communicate with workers on the surface while underwater, using signal lines or telephones.

bullet

Take appropriate safety precautions, such as monitoring dive lengths and depths and registering with authorities before diving expeditions begin.

bullet

Check and maintain diving equipment, such as helmets, masks, air tanks, harnesses, or gauges.

bullet

Descend into water with the aid of diver helpers, using scuba gear or diving suits.

bullet

Obtain information about diving tasks and environmental conditions.

bullet

Inspect and test docks, ships, buoyage systems, plant intakes or outflows, or underwater pipelines, cables, or sewers, using closed circuit television, still photography, and testing equipment.

bullet

Repair ships, bridge foundations, or other structures below the water line, using caulk, bolts, and hand tools.

bullet

Cut and weld steel, using underwater welding equipment, jigs, and supports.

bullet

Recover objects by placing rigging around sunken objects, hooking rigging to crane lines, and operating winches, derricks, or cranes to raise objects.

bullet

Install pilings or footings for piers or bridges.

Work Activities header image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

bullet

Handling and Moving Objects:  Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.

bullet

Performing General Physical Activities:  Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

bullet

Controlling Machines and Processes:  Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

bullet

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings:  Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

bullet

Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others:  Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.

bullet

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:  Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

bullet

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material:  Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.

bullet

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment:  Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.

bullet

Making Decisions and Solving Problems:  Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

bullet

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:  Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.


Knowledge header image

The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

bullet

Building and Construction:  Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

bullet

Mechanical:  Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

bullet

Physics:  Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.

bullet

Engineering and Technology:  Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

bullet

Design:  Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.


Skillsheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

bullet

Active Listening:   Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

bullet

Operation Monitoring:   Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

bullet

Critical Thinking:   Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

bullet

Coordination:   Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

bullet

Reading Comprehension:   Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

bullet

Monitoring:   Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

bullet

Quality Control Analysis:   Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

bullet

Repairing:   Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

bullet

Judgment and Decision Making:   Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

bullet

Speaking:   Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Personal Qualitiesheader image

Diving is highly skilled work. You will work in challenging conditions and will need to maintain a high level of physical fitness and you will have to pass a strict medical.  
 
You must be self-reliant, responsible, and pay close attention to safety rules. The work demands technical skill and the ability to use initiative.  
 
You must be able to stay calm and work well within a team. Some scientific and mechanical skills may be needed, along with the ability to use a wide range of tools. You must also be able to tolerate extreme working conditions.


Further Informationheader image

A detailed description of this occupation can be found on a number of online databases. Follow the link(s) below to access this information:

Note: you will be leaving the CareersPortal Site

Go..Diver - from:  N.C.S. [UK]

Related Occupationsheader image

Contactsheader image

bullet

Organisation: Public Appointments Service
  Address: Chapter House, 26/30 Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1
  Tel: (01) 858 7400 or Locall: 1890 44 9999
  Email: Click here
  Url Click here

bullet

Organisation: International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)
  Address: Carlyle House, 235 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1EJ
  Tel: +44 (0)20 7824 5520
  Email: Click here
  Url Click here

bullet

Organisation: Irish Underwater Council
  Address: 78A Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
  Tel: (01) 2844601
  Email: Click here
  Url Click here

bullet

Organisation: Professional Diving Academy
  Address: Unit 19, Sandbank Business Park, Highland Avenue, Dunoon PA23 8PB
  Tel: 01369 701701
  Email: Click here
  Url Click here

 

Job Search


Career Guidance

This occupation is popular with people who have the following Career Interests...


...and for people who like working in the following Career Sectors:

Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture
Leisure, Sport & Fitness
Security, Defence & Law Enforcement

Search for Related Courses from Qualifax - the National Learners Database

Go..


Higher Ed & CAO Course suggestions
If you are interested in this occupation, then the following courses may also be of interest. Note that these course suggestions are not intended to indicate that they lead directly to this occupation, only that they are related in some way and may be worth exploring.
Courses found: 7


Further Ed & PLC Course Suggestions
If you are interested in this occupation, then the following courses may also be of interest. Note that these course suggestions are not intended to indicate that they lead directly to this occupation, only that they are related in some way and may be worth exploring.

Courses found: 78


Outdoor Recreation
Sport & Leisure Management
Monaghan Institute
Exercise, Fitness & Nutrition Studies
Galway Community College
Exercise, Fitness & Nutrition Studies - Year 1
Crumlin College of Further Education
Outdoor Adventure Management - HND
Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education
Sport & Recreation
Mercy College Sligo
Sport & Gym Instruction Studies
Bray Institute of Further Education
Sports Injuries & Therapy - 1
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Sport Coaching & Leisure Management
Cavan Institute
Football - Association
Colaiste Ide College of Further Education
Sport & Recreation Coaching Studies
Galway Community College
Sport & Recreation
Waterford College of Further Education
Sports, Recreation & Exercise
Kerry College of Further Education
Sport & Recreation
Carlow Institute of Further Education
Sport Development - Advanced
Drogheda Institute of Further Education
Health & Fitness - Sports Coaching
Portlaoise College
Sport and Recreation
Central College Limerick
Outdoor Recreation
St. Kevin's College Crumlin
Outdoor Recreation
Lanesboro Community College
Outdoor Sport & Recreation
Schull Community College
Sport & Recreation
Ramsgrange Community School
Sport & Recreation Management
St. Patrick's Comprehensive School Shannon
Fitness & Health
Waterford College of Further Education
Outdoor Adventure Education
Kinsale College of Further Education
Health & Fitness - Leisure Management
Portlaoise College
Outdoor Sport & Recreation
Lough Allen College
Sport & Exercise Science, Health & Fitness Diploma
Inchicore College of Further Education
Sport and Recreation
Carlow Institute of Further Education
Out­door Sport and Recreation
Drogheda Institute of Further Education
Sport & Leisure Management - Health & Physical Activity
Colaiste Ide College of Further Education
Health Science - Physiology and Sport
Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education
Sport. Health & Fitness Studies
O'Fiaich Institute
Outdoor Recreation
Sport & Recreation
St. Joseph's Secondary School Ballybunion
Sport & Recreation
McEgan College
Exercise & Health Fitness
Ormonde College of Further Education
Sports Injury Treatment
Drogheda Institute of Further Education
Coach and Physical Education 1
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Sports Performance & Coaching
Galway Technical Institute
Health, Fitness & Sport Performance
Monaghan Institute
GAA Coaching Studies
Galway Community College
Sport & Recreation
Gairmscoil Mhuire - Athenry Vocational School
Sport Development - Advanced
Listowel Community College
Sports, Recreation & Massage Studies
Mallow College of Further Education
Sport Development - Advanced
Limerick College of Further Education
Sport Coaching & Exercise Studies
Monaghan Institute
Outdoor Recreation
Cavan Institute
Sport & Physical Therapy Studies
Monaghan Institute
Sport & Recreation
Banagher College - Colaiste na Sionna
Sport & Recreation
Lanesboro Community College
Sport & Recreation
Nenagh College
Sport & Recreation
Ardscoil Phadraig
Coach and Physical Education 2
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Resistance Training & Weight Training for Sport
Setanta College
Physical Fitness & Conditioning + ITEC Gym Instruction Certificate
Setanta College
Strength & Conditioning
Setanta College
Physical Fitness & Conditioning for Sport
Setanta College
G.A.A. Coaching & Sport Performance
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Sports Injuries & Therapy - 2
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
Exercise, Fitness & Nutrition Studies - Year 2
Crumlin College of Further Education
Sport & Recreation
Carrignafoy Community College
Sports, Recreation and Exercise
CityNorth College of Further Education
Outdoor Sport & Recreation
Duiske College
Sports, Recreation & Injury Therapy
Mallow College of Further Education
Sports and Recreation
Dunboyne College of Further Education
Sports, Recreation & Exercise
Central Technical Institute Senior College
Sport and Leisure Management Pre-University Physiotherapy
Colaiste Ide College of Further Education
Commercial Fishing
National Fisheries College of Ireland
Passenger Boat Proficiency
National Fisheries College of Ireland
E-Learning Navigation & Stability
National Fisheries College of Ireland
Engineer Officer (Fishing Vessel) Class 3
National Fisheries College of Ireland
Skipper - Second Hand Limited (Donegal)
National Fisheries College of Ireland
Skipper - Second Hand Limited (Cork)
National Fisheries College of Ireland
Skipper - Second Hand Full (Cork)
National Fisheries College of Ireland
Skipper - Second Hand Full (Donegal)
National Fisheries College of Ireland
Skipper - Full (Cork)
National Fisheries College of Ireland
Skipper - Full (Donegal)
National Fisheries College of Ireland
Sport and Recreation Studies
Finn Valley College