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


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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.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

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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Sligo College of Further Education

Hotel and Catering

Code:  5M2083
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.
Builders' Merchant   Health & Safety Officer  
Business Consultant   Data Steward / Data Manager  
Data Protection Officer   Business Analyst  
Chartered Secretary   Accounts Team Leader  
Business Adviser   Company Secretary  
Arts agent/promoter   Managing Director  
Management Associate   Manager - General  
Financial Adviser   Financial Trader  
Operations Research Analyst   Human Resources Assistant - EU  
Information Architect - IT   Information Systems Manager  
Data Analyst   Big Data Specialists  
Computer Systems Analyst   Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist  
Data Change Agent   Personal Assistant  
Front Office Junior Manager   Payroll Manager  
Secretary   School Principal  
Music Manager   Bank / Financial Manager   
Recruitment Team Leader   Receptionist - Hotel  
Travel Agency Manager   Spa Manager  
Hotel Sales & Marketing Manager   Conference & Banqueting/ Event Co-ordinator  
Sous Chef   Sommelier  
Commis Chef   Pastry Chef   
Chef   Restaurant/Catering Manager  
Baker/Confectioner   Hotel Rooms Division Manager  
Retail Manager   Area Sales Manager  
Distribution Manager   Accounts Assistant  
Taxation Consultant   Accountant  
Management Accountant    

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.
Business Organisation & Business Management
Tourism & Hospitality
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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

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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