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:

 

Louise Lynch

Structural Engineer

ESB

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  Louise Lynch
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.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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DK810
Accounting and Finance

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting & Finance provides you with an opportunity to gain a broad education through the study of accounting and related disciplines. The programme will give you a sound basis for future employment in Accountancy and will give you the option of further study in accounting and related areas.


 
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This course includes training in management and finance and will earn some exemptions from examination by professional accountancy bodies. There is a choice between auditing and financial services in the final year.


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3 Distinctions

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Career Options: 

  • Professional Accountant (on Qualification)
  • Banker, Financial Consultant
  • Work with Insurance Companies, Building Societies
  • Financial functions in industry, commerce, private & public sector
  • Small Business Management
  • Secondary Teaching (Postgraduate Diploma in Education required - Please check teaching application process and the Teaching Council requirements. See www.teachingcouncil.ie



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