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 David Fleming from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:


David Fleming

Sub Lieutenant - Navy

Defence Forces

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  David Fleming
Learn about the Naval Service – look at the website, visit a ship alongside a port when they are open to the public, talk to any friends/family in the Naval Service, ring the Recruiting Office.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.

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Kylemore College

Motor Technology

Code:  5M2145
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Sample Careers...
The following occupations are related to the area of study for this course. Click on the occupations to explore further.
Naval Architect   Ceramics Technologist  
Acoustic Consultant   Engineer - Chemical  
Colour Technologist   Engineer - Mechatronics  
Engineer - Automation   Engineer - Motor /Automotive  
Engineer - Aeronautical   Engineer - Mechanical  
Materials Scientist / Technologist   Process Development Scientist  
Engineer - Nuclear   Engineer - Mining / Geological  
Engineer - Quality   Engineer - Polymer  
Agricultural Mechanic   Textile Machinery Technician  
Clothing Alteration Worker   Ergonomist  
Jeweller / Silversmith / Goldsmith   Metal Engraver  
Woodturner / Woodmachinist   Bookbinder (Craft)  
Glassmaker   Upholsterer  
Printer   Toolmaker  
Carton maker   Construction Plant Mechanic  
Radiographer - Industrial   Industrial Insulators  
Sheet Metal Worker/Plater   Army Apprentice  
Welder   Materials Technician  
Metallurgist   Computer Assembly Technician  
Engineer - Automotive   Electronic Equipment Assemblers  
Office Equipment Service Technician   Electrical Power Plant Operator  
Technical Service Agent   Engineer - Sports  
Mechanical Engineering Draughtsperson   Roustabout - Roughneck  
Paint Sprayer   Patternmaker  
Engineer - Yield Analysis   Packer - Heavy Goods  
Colour Technician, Textiles   Tyre/Exhaust Fitter  
Machinist - Manufacturing   Manufacturing Technician  
Presser - Clothes   Plastics Process Worker  
General Assistant - Factory   Foundry Worker  
Warehouse Assistant   Engineer - Manufacturing  
Refrigeration Craftsperson   Engineering Technician - Mechanical   
Horologist   Locksmith  
Packer - Light Goods   Polymer Technician  
Mechanic / Automobile Technician   Vehicle Body Repairer/Panel Beater  
Engineering Machine Operator   Engineering Craft Machinist  
Sewing Machinist   Blacksmith  
Brewery Worker   Bottling Worker  
Automotive Technician   Light Industry Assembler  
Aircraft Mechanic   Air Corps Apprentice  
Naval Service Cadet - Engineering   Prosthetist / Orthotist  

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. To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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