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 Afra Ronayne from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:


Afra Ronayne

Mechanical Engineer


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  Afra Ronayne
I would advise somebody considering this job to talk to people who are engineers already. They should try to talk to people working in different areas of engineering as even when people do the same degree they can have very different day to day jobs, from full time office based jobs to full time site based jobs.

Also it is important to remember that even if you complete an engineering degree you are not limited to a purely technical career as there are plenty of other areas you can get involved in like project management or finance.

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up December 18th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up December 18th

Friday, December 18, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up December 18th

With Christmas fast approaching we are wrapping up our Weekly Jobs Round-Up series for this year. Ending 2015 on a positive note, it's another bumper week of jobs announcements across the employment sectors including Medtech, Accountancy, Transport and IT. Following quickly after Christmas is the January 5th deadline for the 2016 Garda Trainee Recruitment Campaign. The application process for 4,660 Census Enumerators opens on the same day so don’t delay, put the date in your diary now! Full details on how to apply are included below. Click on the links for detailed information.

Now Recruiting …

2016 Recruitment Campaign

NOW Open for Applications


Watch the Eight New Garda Recruitment Videos HERE.

  • Dublin Bus are Hiring - They are looking to hire Professional Bus Drivers, promotional staff and Engineering Operatives.


  • 2016 Census Enumerators Wanted - The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has now announced that the application process for census enumerators will open on 5th January 2016 at 9.00am.

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   Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from

   The CareersPortal Team