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 Louise Lynch from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:


Louise Lynch

Structural Engineer


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  Louise Lynch
If you always want to know how things work and are fascinated by structures like grandstands or bridges then a career in civil and structural engineering may suit you. If in school you enjoy subjects like maths and physics, and since these would be the foundations to the engineering college course, you will probably enjoy the course. If you like the idea of working for a company where you could get to travel, then international companies such as ESB International would suit you well. Engineering is a good and challenging career so you have to want to be challenged in your work, to solve problems and to come up with ways to improve designs.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Weekly Jobs and Careers News Round Up May 22nd

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Weekly Jobs and Careers News Round Up May 22nd

Friday, May 22, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Careers News Round Up May 22nd

This week was another strong week for jobs announcements nationwide with an opportunity also to audition for jobs at Disneyland® Paris. Click on the links below for full details 

Now Recruiting ...

  • Disneyland Paris Open Auditions - Disneyland® Paris' Talent Casting department is organising a Characters and Parades open audition call in Dublin on Friday 5th June 2015 at 10am.

Jobs Coming on Stream ... 

  • 17 Jobs with Data Analytics Firm QStream - Data analytics start-up QStream is doubling its workforce in Dublin over the next 12 months. The company has announced plans to add 17 new jobs at its Dublin operation.
  • 25 Jobs for Dundalk with Maxol - Forecourt convenience retailer Maxol is to employ at least 25 people at a new service station at Southend in Dundalk, Co Louth, involving an investment of around €2m.
  • 40 New Jobs for Cabra with Valeo Foods - Dublin-based Valeo Foods has completed a €7m upgrade of its Cabra manufacturing facility on the northside of Dublin which will result in the creation of 40 jobs. 
  • You can also explore the full list of current job vacancies on the government’s job portal JobsIreland. There have been over 42,000 jobs advertised since the start of the year.

Useful Statistics ...

2,556 New positions advertised this week on JobsIreland 11th May – 17th May  

42,493 New positions advertised since the start of 2015

  • 1.929,500 people currently at work, up 41,300 in the last 12 months (Q1 2015)
  • 2.2% increase in employment over last 12 months (Q1 2015)
  • 9.8% is the current unemployment rate (April 2015) down from 15.1% (Feb 2012) 
  • 5.9% is the long term unemployment rate (Q1 2015), down from 8.1% (Q2 2013)
  • 212,800 people unemployed (Q1 2015), down from 300,700 (Q2 2013)

(Source: #AllAboutJobs)

AND ...

Liberties Volunteer Ambassador Programme - As part of The Dubline - Discovery Trail, outgoing and knowledgeable Ambassadors are wanted to provide a warm, friendly welcome to visitors of The Liberties, during this year's busy tourist season.

Are you a Jobseeker? 

Lots of valuable information HERE

to help you with your search. 

For Students ...

2015 National Career Skills Top Prizewinners Announced - are delighted to announce the Winners of the 2015 National Career Skills Competition.

AND ...

Parenting Exam Students – Sheila O'Malley of provides tips on dealing with your childs exam stress. 

Career Planning ...

CareersPortal Guidance Counselling Service - CareersPortal are providing a professional one-to-one guidance counselling service for students and adults who would like support in making career, educational and/or employment decisions.

This service is of particular benefit to career changers, jobseekers, students and those looking to explore their career and education options.



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