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 Frank Morrison from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Frank Morrison

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Health Service Executive

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  Frank Morrison
Be prepared for hard work.
Be a team player.
Have a good sense of humour.
Learn from your mistakes.

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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Plunket College

Plunket College


Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Code:  5M2145
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.
Agricultural Mechanic   Ceramics Technologist  
Printer   Textile Machinery Technician  
Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith   Glassmaker  
Toolmaker   Carton maker  
Bookbinder (Craft)   Woodturner / Woodmachinist  
Ergonomist   Acoustic Consultant  
Sheet Metal Worker/Plater   Industrial Insulator  
Welder   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Army Apprentice   Colour Technologist  
Engineer - Chemical   Materials Technician  
Metallurgist   Computer Assembly Technician  
Engineer - Automation   Engineer - Mechatronics  
Engineer - Automotive   Office Equipment Service Technician  
Electrical Power Plant Operator   Technical Service Agent  
Prosthetist / Orthotist   Engineer - Sports  
Naval Architect   Engineer - Aeronautical / Aerospace  
Engineer - Mechanical   Process Development Scientist  
Materials Scientist / Technologist   Mechanic / Automobile Technician  
Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson   Engineering Technician - Mechanical   
Patternmaker   Manufacturing Technician  
Engineering Craft Machinist   Engineer - Yield Analysis  
Refrigeration Craftsperson   Blacksmith  
Horologist   Polymer Technician  
Machinist - Manufacturing   Engineer - Manufacturing  
Vehicle Body Repairer/Panel Beater   Engineer - Nuclear  
Aircraft Mechanic   Air Corps Apprentice  
Naval Service Cadet - Engineering   Engineer - Mining / Geological  
Engineer - Quality   Engineer - Polymer  

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.
Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing
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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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