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


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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.

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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45 New Jobs for Wexford with Zurich

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45 New Jobs for Wexford with Zurich

Thursday, February 12, 2015 

45 New Jobs for Wexford with Zurich

45 new jobs have been announced for Wexford today with Zurich Insurance.

The jobs are coming on stream at the Zurich Insurance location at Drinagh, outside Wexford town.

The multinational insurance giant currenlty employs 160 people at it’s Wexford operation and hopes to bring that to over 200 in the coming months.

The new roles, which are now open to applicants, span a broad range of functions including:

  • Underwriting,
  • Claims management,
  • Marketing, and
  • IT

Zurich set up in Wexford in 2007 and has seen continued expansion since.

Details of the current opportuniites with Zurich are available here.

Is a career in the Insurance Sector for you? Explore our Sector Expert area, related employers, occupations and career videos here.


The CareersPortal Team