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 Brian Macken from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:


Brian Macken

Science Communicator

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  Brian Macken

I would strongly advise you to do the Masters in Science Communication in DCU. It really gives you a feel for the different kinds of media and ways of explaining things. And it's a good place to make contacts, which is also useful.

I would also recommend that you read science books. Not textbooks, good popular science books are just as useful for this kind of work, as it's already been broken down into simpler language for you. And only read the ones that you're interested in - it shouldn't be a chore to read them.

But I would recommend reading outside your subject area, so if you're into physics, then read some books on biology and vice versa (everyone should read Stephen J. Gould).  However, the more knowledge you have, the more questions you'll be able to answer.


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100 New Jobs for Galway with Steeltech Sheds

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100 New Jobs for Galway with Steeltech Sheds

Thursday, February 12, 2015 

100 New Jobs for Galway with Steeltech Sheds

100 jobs are to be created in Tuam, Co Galway, between now and the end of 2017 as Steeltech Sheds plans to relocate to a new base there.

The company says the new jobs will be created as it expands its market into the UK and mainland Europe.

The firm's main operation in Galway is currently based on the Headford Road. This centre will be moved to the former Cola-Cola plant base in Tuam.

Steeltech Sheds currently employs up to 100 staff at bases nationwide including Cork, Dublin, Carlow and Athlone.

The company says it is recruiting new staff on an ongoing basis.

Application Details for jobs at Steeltech Sheds are available here


The CareersPortal Team