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


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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.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


Interview Days

We are holding interviews for our courses on Tuesday 8th March 2016 and Wednesday 4th May 2016. An email with a time and date will be sent to applicants a week prior to interviews.

Requirements for your Interview:

If you are called for an interview make sure you bring the following items with you on the day:

1. A 100 word statement on 'Why this Course is for me'
2. A reference
3. Copy of your most recent exam results (not required for mature students)


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