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.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Free Careers Talk Ilac Library Dublin

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Free Careers Talk Ilac Library Dublin

Monday, October 05, 2015 

Free Careers Talk Ilac Library Dublin

Owning and Managing Your Career, a practical approach

Career Management Specialist, Peter O' Connell, will deliver a free talk on "Owning and Managing Your Career, a practical approach" at the Central Library, Ilac Centre, Dublin 1.

The talk will take place on Monday, October 19th from 1.30pm - 2.30pm.

Booking is advisable to avoid disappointment on the day.

To secure your seat please email the team with your first and last name and telephone number.

Booking can also be made by telephoning 01 873 3996 or in person.


The CareersPortal Team