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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20 New Jobs for Kerry with Irish TV

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20 New Jobs for Kerry with Irish TV

Monday, January 19, 2015 

20 New Jobs for Kerry with Irish TV

IRISH TV is set to create 20 new jobs in Kerry after launching its Munster regional hub.

The jobs are in a range of skilled media disciplines will be will be based in Tralee, Co. Kerry.

The digital TV startup launched last May and has been broadcasting a full schedule since August. Irish TV targets the Irish diaspora, combining original and syndicated content.

The announcement was made by Diaspora Minister Jimmy Deenihan, who opened the offices at the Kerry Technology Park.

Irish TV broadcasts 40 Irish-produced programmes every week, including 32 weekly ‘County Matters’ shows. It is accessible on a number of platforms, including on Sky TV 191 and will be available on Saorview from March.

Husband and wife team Pierce and Mairead O’Reilly founded the company in 2011. UK-based entrepreneur John Griffin is providing financial backing. He was recently crowned Kerry London Person of the Year. Kerry broadcaster Brian Hurley has been appointed the company’s Munster Regional Manager.

Contact details for Irish TV are available here.

Explore the Irish Media and Publishing Sector here.

The CareersPortal Team