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.

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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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up March 18th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up March 18th

Friday, March 18, 2016 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up March 18th

Jobs announcements this week span a variety of career sectors with vacancies in the areas of marketing, engineering, IT, sales and more. ESB have launched their 2016 nationwide apprenticeship campaign and the Defence Forces have also announced they are now accepting applications for Officer Cadetships with full details outlined below. Click on the links for more information.

Now Recruiting …

Defence Forces Officer Cadetships 2016

Now Open

Closing date 17th April

  • Core Media is Hiring - The company are looking for passionate graduates across media & marketing. Apply by 17th April.
  • CareersPortal is Hiring - CareersPortal currently have a vacancy for a Web Developer. The position is available for an immediate start. 

The ESB Apprenticeship Programme

2016 is

OPEN for applications.

Jobs Coming Soon …

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