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A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.

A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.

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€45k > 80 
Project Manager
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(thousands per year)*
€45 - 80 
Related Information:
Engineering & Production sector
Data Source(s):
Brightwater / Hudson

Last Updated: May, 2013

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Co-ordinates all aspects of a project and ensures completion on schedule.


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Matt Tighe
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Matthew Tighe is a Logistics Project Manager with Lidl. He completed a BSc. in Transport Operations & Technology at DIT Bolton St., and was accepted for the Lidl Graduate Management Trainee Programme before being offered a position in the Logistics Department of Lidl.
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