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 Tom Tooher from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:


Tom Tooher

Lieutenant - Army

Defence Forces

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Look up the Defence Forces website at and talk to serving personnel. If its possible try to visit a barracks.


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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10 New Engineering Jobs for Blanchardstown

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10 New Engineering Jobs for Blanchardstown

Monday, February 23, 2015 

10 New Engineering Jobs for Blanchardstown

TelecityGroup Ireland, a leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres, today announced that building has begun on its new state-of-the-art data centre in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

The new centre will open in the summer of 2015 with new positions available for 10 highly skilled engineers which will add to its staff of sixty.

The company currently have three data centres in Dublin. This new fourth centre will host international, national and metropolitan Tier 1 and 2 carriers, ISPs and content distribution networks which will provide access transatlantic connectivity to client companies.

Learn more about careers with TelecityGroup here.

Job vacancies with TelecityGroup are advertised here. There are currently no live vacancies - information will be updated as it becomes available.

Is a career as an engineer for you? Learn more about a variety of engineering careers in our occupational database.


The CareersPortal Team