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.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up June 5th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up June 5th

Friday, June 05, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up June 5th

This week saw a number of jobs announcements nationwide as well as career opportunities for graduates with Bank of Ireland and Intel. Click on the links below for full details. 

Now Recruiting ...

  • 20 New Jobs with Core Media - Media communications group Core Media are now recruiting for 20 new roles as part of an expansion of its digital and data offering.
  • 27 Jobs for Dublin with Integrity Solutions - IT security firm Integrity Solutions have announced 27 new jobs for its Dublin office, with recruitment beginning immediately across a range of highly-skilled roles. 
  • Careers Event for Graduates at Intel - Intel will host a careers event this Saturday June 6th, 12pm at their Leixlip campus for engineering or science graduates interested in becoming process technicians.

Jobs Coming on Stream ...

  • 15 New Jobs with NewsWhip - Irish media firm NewsWhip says it has raised $1.6 million in seed funding and plans to create a further 15 jobs between its offices in Dublin and New York.

AND ...

  • 850 Jobs on the Way with New Logistics Hub - 850 jobs are expected to be created by companies operating from a planned state-of-the-art logistics and industrial hub to be developed in Baldonnell, Co Dublin by Mountpark Logistics EU.

Are you a Jobseeker? 

Lots of valuable information HERE

to help you with your search. 

You can also explore the full list of current job vacancies on the government’s job portal JobsIreland. There have been over 46,000 jobs advertised since the start of the year.

Useful Statistics ...

2,211 New positions advertised this week on JobsIreland (25th May - 31st May) 

46,936 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 (May 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)

Career Planning ...

New Traineeship and Apprenticeship Courses for Monaghan - Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board are implementing a number of new Traineeship and Apprenticeship courses in September 2015 which will be run in conjunction with Monaghan Institute of Further Education and local employers.

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. Click here for full details.


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