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 Afra Ronayne from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Afra Ronayne

Mechanical Engineer

ESB

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  Afra Ronayne
I would advise somebody considering this job to talk to people who are engineers already. They should try to talk to people working in different areas of engineering as even when people do the same degree they can have very different day to day jobs, from full time office based jobs to full time site based jobs.

Also it is important to remember that even if you complete an engineering degree you are not limited to a purely technical career as there are plenty of other areas you can get involved in like project management or finance.
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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


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For over 200 years RCSI has played a major role in medical education and training in Ireland. Founded in 1784 to train surgeons, today the College provides extensive education and training in the healthcare professions at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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RCSI Today

Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences is home to Ireland's largest medical school, one of the world's leading international medical schools, as well as prestigious Schools of PharmacyPhysiotherapyNursing & MidwiferyPostgraduate Studies and an Institute of Leadership. Our degrees and awards are fully aligned to the National Framework of Qualifications, from levels 7 - 10, in collaboration with the National University of Ireland.

Surgery, Postgraduate Faculties & Professional Bodies

RCSI is the professional training body for Surgery in Ireland. Today, under statutory authority, it manages postgraduate residency training, memberships and fellowships and continuous professional development through its Department of Surgical Affairs, Faculties of RadiologistsDentistrySports & Exercise Medicine and Nursing & Midwifery. RCSI also operates the Irish Institute of Pharmacy on behalf of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland 

Our TY MiniMed Programme

This interactive programme gives Transition Year students the opportunity to experience what it is like to train and work as a doctor. Students have the opportunity to witness a live operation via video link to the operating theatre.

Topics covered include human anatomy, forensic medicine, surgery, obstetrics & paediatrics, psychiatry, and medicine, including emergency medicine, cardiology, respiratory disease, renal disease & family practice.

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Research Institute

The RCSI Research Institute is one of Ireland’s foremost research centres.  RCSI is committed to performing high levels of research activity, to commercialising intellectual property arising from its research, and to developing collaborative links with industry, educational and research institutions both nationally and internationally.

International

More than 60 countries are represented on RCSI’s international student body. The College has a strong international presence with Schools in Malaysia, Dubai and a University in Bahrain. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is independent, international and progressive.

Facts and Figures

  • RCSI was established on 11th February 1784
  • Total registered students: 3,806
  • Undergraduate students: 2,212
  • Postgraduate students: 1,594
  • Surgical trainees: 432 
  • Number of Staff:  952
  • Research funding income 2013/2014: €35.7m
  • The Surgical College is the national training body for surgery in Ireland.
  • More than 60 countries are represented on RCSI’s international student body.
  • RCSI has a University in Bahrain; two Medical Schools in Malaysia (at Perdana University and Penang Medical College, jointly with UCD); and an Institute in Dubai.
  • RCSI is a not for profit organisation.
  • RCSI's Mission: To educate, nurture and discover for the benefit of human health