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 Louise Lynch from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:


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Structural Engineer


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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.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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This degree is completed over 3 years prmoting academic and personal development while enabling you to work as a business professional that will develop Irish industry on a national and international basis.

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DK816 - Business
Dundalk IT

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DK816 - Business
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3 Distinctions

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The skills and business knowledge acquired on this course will prepare you for work in a variety of different managerial and business contexts including small business management and within the indigenous and multi-national sectors.

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