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 Natasha Ibanez from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:


Natasha Ibanez

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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  Natasha Ibanez
An education in Mechanical Engineering would be preferable. I would advise them to get as much diverse work experiences as possible, even if these jobs are not engineering related.

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education 
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At Dunboyne College of Further Education we provide a range of accredited courses. Whether you want to be a nurse, teacher, scientist, sports coach, web designer, accountant, sound engineer, artist etc. we have a course that will start you on your way. We offer practical training, giving you useful, adaptable skills.

Dunboyne College has built an excellent reputation over the past decade by providing education and training programmes of the highest quality. Our college staff are a highly motivated and dedicated team, and we have worked to ensure that course developments match student requirements and industry trends through continuous innovation.

Our location just outside Dublin along accessible bus and train routes makes us a great choice for anyone looking to further their education and their skills.

Why Study at Dunboyne College of Further Education?

We are a rapidly expanding college ideally located to serve the Meath, Dublin and Kildare and wider areas in close proximity to two national universities and an institute of technology.

We have close links with all three institutions and many of our students progress to certificate and degree courses on their third level programmes. We continue to develop close links with many other Irish colleges and universities. Excellent results achieved by learners.

Over 90% of those who achieve a full award with us get offers and progress to third level. Our courses are constantly being revised to ensure that they meet the needs of students in terms of personal development and job opportunities.

We have a dedicated staff who are highly qualified in their fields, concerned for learner welfare and interested in seeing students progress. Courses are designed to enhance your career prospects, with strong links to local business/industry/commerce. Progression opportunities to a wide variety of third level courses at institutions across the country through the Higher Education Links Scheme.

We have links with partner colleges in the UK which give learners opportunities to complete their degree in nursing, law, sports science and many other areas if a place cannot be accessed in Ireland. Learners of all ages catered for and our track record in supporting mature applicants with the transition involved in returning to study is very strong. Our college has a friendly atmosphere, with relatively small class groups providing a unique learning experience.

Guidance Counselling service is available to support you in your learning and future career choices or progression to further studies. We have a full disability and access service. Students can apply for Maintenance Grants and anyone in receipt of social welfare payments can avail of financial assistance through the VTOS or Return to Education programmes.

Most of all our Quality Assured courses lead to nationally and internationally recognised certification. 

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