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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Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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175 new jobs on offer at Dublin's East Point 


Friday, April 09, 2010 




175 new jobs on offer at Dublin's East PointA jobs fair is set to be held at Dublin's East Point Business Park as five leading multinational companies look to fill 175 new job vacancies, it has been announced.

The advertised jobs, which include full-time positions and some part-time work, span a number of industries including IT, telecommunications, customer services, HR and pharmaceuticals.

Oracle, Conduit, Citrix, Quintiles and Peninsula are hoping to attract graduates and experienced professionals for the roles, which include positions in sales, finance, business development, clinical and commercial operations and technical support.

Matt Gallagher of East Point said: "We are pleased to be in a position to organise a jobs fair at East Point promoting 175 new job opportunities in an office park that already employs some 5,000 people."

"It's been a difficult 18 months for employers and people out of work, so it's reassuring to see that some of the companies based here are beginning to recruit again," he added.

The East Point Jobs Fair will take place on April 16th at the park, which is located in Dublin 3. ADNFCR-2470-ID-19712319-ADNFCR 




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