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.

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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Wexford Publishing Firm Creates 50 Jobs

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Wexford Publishing Firm Creates 50 Jobs

Monday, February 08, 2016 

Wexford Publishing Firm Creates 50 Jobs

Prim-Ed Publishing are set to double the workforce at its Irish headquarters hiring fifty people over the next five years. 

The company currently employs 46 people in New Ross, across Ireland, the UK and Spain - and plans to grow this towards the 100 mark.

Recruitment has already begun for staff in the company's marketing, sales and finance departments.

Further jobs will also be created in the UK, where Prim-Ed Publishing has doubled its sales over the past two years.

Senior management staff from the Irish operation are already in the Australian company's office, working with teams there. All global marketing and financial activity will be centralised in New Ross - which will remain the company's global headquarters and centre of best practice.

"This is a landmark move for what, is now, a truly international publishing company, which started out in the front room of my own home 22 years ago", CEO Seamus McGuinness said. "We have built up an incredible team at Prim-Ed Publishing and we've been very proud and fortunate to work with amazing teachers in Ireland, the UK and elsewhere to tailor our resources to the specific needs of very diverse classrooms, environments and curricula right across the globe".

For more information on Prim-Ed Publishing including contact details click here


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