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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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Investment Banker

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Investment bankers provide financial services for governments, institutions and companies. They advise on such issues as; shares, takeover bids, acquisitions and mergers.


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Investment bankers provide financial services for governments, institutions and companies. They liaise with regulatory bodies and give strategic advice on large sums of money. They arrange loans to companies both in Ireland and overseas. They deal in securities trading in bonds, equities or derivatives and offer broking facilities.  
 
They may coordinate teams of professionals including lawyers and accountants. They deal directly with chief executives and directors of companies.

 


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As an investmentt banker you will have to be able to handle complex information. You must be confident and diplomatic to be able to negotiate at a very high level. You will need excellent inter-personal skills and strong organisational abilities. You will need to be articulate and literate to be able to present information both verbally and in written reports.  
 
You will need analytical ability to extract relevant information from a mass of detail.  
 
Increasingly a second language is required.


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Organisation: Institute of Bankers in Ireland
  Address: 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1.
  Tel: (01) 611 6500
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Organisation: Institute of Bankers in Ireland
  Address: 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1.
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Organisation: CFA Ireland
  Address: PO Box 11111, Blackrock Co. Dublin
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Organisation: Irish Banking Federation
  Address: Nassau House, Nassau St. Dublin 2
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