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 Lynsey Gargan from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Lynsey Gargan

Manufacturing Engineer

STEPS

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  Lynsey Gargan
With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.

Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.

One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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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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CityNorth College of Further Education

Retail Sales Assistant


Code:  5M2105
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Property Manager   Managing Director  
HR Director - Human Resources   Human Resources / Personnel Manager  
IT Salesperson   Computer Systems Sales Manager  
Technical Sales Representative - Telecoms   Corporate Sales Manager  
Shipping Clerk   Export Manager  
Customer Services Manager   Retail Merchandiser  
Medical Sales Representative    Wholesaler   
Sales Manager - Retail   Area Sales Manager  
Call Centre Manager   Betting Shop Manager  
Purchasing Manager - Manufacturing   Fundraiser  
Auctioneer   Bar Manager / Publican  
Buyer / Purchasing Officer   Customer Service Representative  
Customer Support / Telesales Agent   Department Manager  
Dispensing Optician   Estate Agent  
International Sales Representative   Purchasing Manager - Retail  
Retail Manager   Store Manager   
Business Development Executive   Client Relations Manager  
Consumer Scientist   Logistics / Supply Chain Manager  
Warehouse Manager    Antique Dealer  

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Sales, Retail & Purchasing
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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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